Robert "Bob" Thomas Andrews Sr.

November 23, 1926August 30, 2013

Robert “Bob” Thomas Andrews, Sr., passed away Friday, August 30, 2013, in a local hospital after surviving a heart attack at his home in Rossville. He was 86 years old.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Navy. He joined the Navy after his graduation from High School. Following his military service he went to work for the City of Chattanooga as a Civil Engineer. Bob later joined the survey company of George Morton Engineer Company and then joined David Hopkins Engineer Company and later he worked for Cook and Spence Engineers Company. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest C. and Ida Amos Andrews; daughter, Lisa Andrews; two sister, Joan Pendergrass and Melba Lassater.

Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alma Ruth Moser Andrews; three sons, Tommy Andrews, Jr., Mark (Cathy) Andrews and Todd (Tina) Andrews; two daughters, Lynn (Jack) Jessmer and Kristy (Chris) Campbell; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, September 2, at the North Chapel.

Services for Bob will be held at 12:30 pm, on Tuesday, September 3, at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in National Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.


  • Visitation Monday, September 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Robert "Bob" Thomas Andrews Sr.

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Paul Jones

September 5, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. Bob was a real encouragement to me as a young surveyor. We will cherish forever our timely discussions about life, friendship and land surveying work.

Becky Wallingsford

September 3, 2013

I worked with Bob at Hopkins-Morton Eng. 35 years ago. Bob hired me and afterwards I found out he worked with my mom at the City and I went to school with a couple of his kids. Bob was one of my favorite bosses, and after I left there, every time I saw him I would see his big smile and he would always give me a big hug. I haven't seen Bob in 15 years and it's funny, I was thinking about him just last week, wondering how he was. The Lord has a way of letting you know that an old friend may be ill. Alma and kids, I'm so very sorry for your loss, and what a loss it is. Bob was a fine man, and I will always think of him fondly. My heartfelt prayers go out to his family.

Tina Andrews

September 1, 2013

Bob came into my life 16 years ago when I married his son. The day I meet him I knew he was a special man. He took me into his family and treated me like one of his own. I lost my father the same year I met Bob and considered him my second father. I will miss you so much and will always love you. Fly high with the angels.