William A. Andrews

February 14, 1932 ‒ January 06, 2016

Galion, Ohio

William A. “Bill” Andrews, 83 of Galion passed away Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at Signature HealthCARE in Galion.

He was born February 14, 1932 in Galion and was the son of Paul R. and Beulah P. (Fox) Andrews. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirlee J. (Young) Andrews who he married on November 21, 1953.

He graduated from Galion High School in 1950 and attended The Ohio State University. After college, Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korea Conflict. He owned and operated the former Andrews Dairy in Galion and later the Andrews Mechanical Service until his retirement. Bill formerly attended the First United Methodist Church in Galion. He was a life member of the Galion Elks Lodge 1191, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 of Galion and enjoyed fishing and bird watching.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters A. Jacqueline Littleton of Townville, South Carolina, Julie K. (Eric) Zortman of Nelsonville and Jodi L. Andrews of Galion; 5 grandchildren Janell, Nicole, Mark, Jessica and Cara; 4 great grandchildren and a sister Bette “Jo” (Robert) Werling of Wilmington, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister Evelyn “Jane” Gill.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 11 with Rev. David Milroy officiating. An Elks memorial service will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. during calling hours. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Elks Lodge Veterans Fund in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Bill Andrews, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Shirlee and Girls,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at the passing of Bill. WAA was a special person and will always be remembered by all who knew him.
    Love To All
    Pammy Sue

  • Shirlee
    John and I were so sad to hear of Bill’S passing. We are sorry we can’t be there to give you our condolences in person, just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Shirlee, Julie and families,

    I’m sorry for your loss. I remember seeing Bill at the dairy years ago. He was such a kind man and always smiled at us kids! He was a good man! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Dear Shirlee & Family,
    So sorry for your loss of Bill. You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts & prayers are with each of you.
    Bonnie Crase

  • I am so sorry for you loss but God will ease the pain in your hearts as he assures you that Bill is with him in Heaven and you shall all meet some day.
    God’s Speed.

    Mary Jane Buck

  • Although I have never met Bill, I know and treasure my friendship with your daughter, Jacque.
    She has talked with so much love for her family. I so wish I
    had been able to meet you.
    You and the family are in our thoughts.


  • My condolencesto the family of William, so sorry to read of his passing,devoted husband to Shirlee for 62 years,and loving father to his children and grands. How comforting in knowing Almighty God has not only the power, but also the desire to resurrect our loved ones (John 5:28,29)

  • Jacque,

    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories of times with your father and family bring you some comfort during this difficult time. You are such a strong, amazing lady. I know your father was very proud of you!

    Charles and Dianne

  • My prayers for your family as you mourn the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. Jacque is a dear friend. She has spoken often of her parents. God bless you all!

  • Friends & family… I always enjoyed the time I shared with Bill @ Mo’s coffee group, in uptowe Galion… Bill always added a lot to the conversations around the table, and was a welcome friend to all.. He will be missed by his many friends & business collegues.. My sympathy to all his friends & family… Sincerely, Davey Jones WQEL

  • First off our condolences to Shirlee and the entire Andrew’s family. Bill was one of the good guys and I’m sure he will be dearly missed . You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. We’ve known Bill for many years; from the Andrew’s Dairy years home delivery( we still have metal crates from the dairy) to Active 20-30 Club and the Elks. Yes, Bill was a special person!!! May God bless you all.
    Nelson & Kimberly Melchior
    San Diego, CA

  • Shirlee & Family:”

    I would like to express my sympathies to you and family members on the passing of Bill. I always liked talking to Bill and definitely will miss him.

  • Shirlee and family,
    Bill was one of a kind and he served the Galion Community very well. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Bill.