George Britton Andrews, Jr., age 96, of Scotland Neck, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Accordius Health at Scotland Manor in Scotland Neck.
George was born on May 19, 1923 in Suffolk, VA, the only child of George B. Andrews, Sr. and Hattie Jones Andrews. He graduated from North Charleston High School in 1941 and was employed by the U.S. Government for 42 years, retiring from the Charleston Naval Shipyard in 1982. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he served two years in World War II and two years in the Korean War. In 1979, he married Eudora Helms Leggett. While in Charleston, SC, he was a member of the Charleston Concert Association, the Charleston Symphony Board, the Photography Club, the NRHS Society, the Astronomy Club, and a member of the Citadel Square Baptist Church. In Scotland Neck, he served as a Deacon for the First Baptist Church of Scotland Neck.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eudora Helms Leggett Andrews.
He is survived by his step-son, Arthur K. “Art” Leggett, Jr. and wife Kathy of Washington; his step-daughters, Jeanne Leggett Stevenson and husband Fred of Blairstown, NJ and Nancy Leggett Stevenson and husband Richard of Scotland Neck; six step-grandchildren; and sixteen step-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Chapel of Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck, with Reverend Doctor James Drake and Reverend Paul Spradley presiding.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 539, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Andrews family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.letchworthsykesfs.com.
Just ran across George obituary, so sorry to hear that he has passed. My mother and George’s father, Britt, were 1st cousins. Extended family is hard to keep up with, but George did a good job staying in contact with my mother, Willie Allsbrook Hinson.
Jim and I are very sorry for your loss. George and Eudora had long lives, and seemed to really enjoy each other’s company. I enjoyed bringing Dad down there to visit with his sister and George and seeing some of you then.
I am sorry we cannot be there tomorrow. Our thoughts are will all of you.
Love, Cousin Sally and Jim
Every morning on my way to work, Mr. Andrews was out walking. He always threw up his hand to wave. Sure have missed seeing him out and about.
George: A devoted husband, a truly good man, and a lifelong family friend. Irvin Nichols, Carol Barden, and Allison Salter
I was very saddened to hear about Mr. George. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.