Thomas Watts Andress Jr.

January 10, 1930August 24, 2013

Thomas Watts Andress, Jr. passed from this life on Saturday, August 24, 2013 with his wife by his side, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC. He was born January 10, 1930 to Cornelia Gaillard and Thomas Watts Andress in Perdue Hill, AL, where he spent his childhood. Tom was a member of KA Fraternity and a graduate in Electrical Engineering at Auburn University. He retired in 1995, having been a project manager for Parsons, Inc. in Oak Ridge, TN and returned to his home of 50 years in Charlotte. The past several months he resided at an assisted living facility, Morningside of Hartsville, SC to be closer to his daughter. Tom loved "tinkering"- installing, building, and fixing machines, fixtures, electronics, etc. for anyone in need. He also refinished and built furniture, sewed and upholstered, and "put up" fruits and vegetables. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ninette Prezioso, his daughter Diane (Ken) Moyd, and his brother Walter (Mary Helen) of Tuscaloosa, AL. Family will receive friends following a prayer service on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where a funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm. An inurnment service is to be held at a future date. McEwen Funeral Services Pineville Chapel is being entrusted with arrangements. Any donations may be made to or


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2013

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Bill&Laura Newman ONeal

September 3, 2013

Tom's charming laugh was infectious and his sense of humor unmatched. He had a keen eye for details, an analytical thought process, and strong opinions on politics. Sharing time with him at the beach once a year allowed us to appreciate his life devoted to his wife and family, his career so important to national security, and enjoying friendly conversations and laughter. Tom will be missed but always remembered as a caring, lively person who lived his Life to the fullest loving, and being loved by, his family and friends.


September 2, 2013

Dear Family,
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Our God of Comfort tells us in a little while longer death will be no more.This is truly a time we can look forward to.

Linda Sisan

September 1, 2013

Although we've never met,I was saddened by the loss of your beloved family member. May "the God of all comfort be with you". II Cor.1:3&4.

August 28, 2013

We are so very sorry for Uncle Tom's passing. He was a wonderful, loving man and we are honored to have known him. We will miss his humor, his voice, his smile and his hugs. Praying that the Lord will give all of you strength and peace at this time. Love, Lisa and Dave

August 28, 2013

I am sorry to hear about the death of Thomas. I know that this is a very difficult time for the family but God will help you to endure. "Happy are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." ~ Matthew 5:4