Herman Lee Andes

January 12, 1938November 7, 2011

Andes, Herman Lee, age 73, beloved husband of Judy Perkins Andes, died Monday, November 7, 2011 at his home with Judy and his children by his side. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted and beloved husband, father, and “Poppy” who was a blessing to his family and friends. He graduated from Sevier County High School. He was general manager of the Bausch and Lomb Optical for many years, before opening Andes Optical in 1978 with his wife, Judy, where they worked side-by-side until his retirement in 2010. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Knox Andes; his mother, Mary Wisecarver Andes Tarwater; and his brother, Jack Andes. He is survived by the Love of His Life, Judy Perkins Andes. They would have been married 50 years on December 23, 2011. He is also survived by his three children, Faith Andes McDaniel and husband, Doug; James Rodney Andes; and Yvette Hope Purgason and husband, Chris; six grandchildren, Jacob Knox McDaniel, Grace Anne Purgason, Emma Rose Purgason, Ruby Kate Purgason, Maggie Jude Purgason, and Joseph Daniel Purgason. In addition, he is survived by his 2 sisters and spouses, Louella and Frank Miller and Billie Jo and Earl Carr; many beloved nieces and nephews. Herman was a true testament of faith, loyalty, goodness and love for his family and God. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any of the following: (1) Elks Lodge #160-Childrens Shoe Fund, 5600 Lonas Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909 or (2) Smokey Mountain Children’s Home, 449 McCarn Circle, Sevierville, TN 37862 or (3) The Boys and Girls Clubs of your choice or (4) Seven Islands Cemetery Association, 7604 Seven Islands Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Seven Islands Cemetery, Rev Joel Rood officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 9, 2011
  • Graveside Service Thursday, November 10, 2011

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November 16, 2011

Your Family is in my thoughts and prayers.

With Love and Prayers,

Amy Bjorkgren

Beverly Taylor

November 15, 2011

Andes Family,Heaven has truly gained another angel! You all are such sweet people. Judy, You and Herman always treated my like one if your own and I will be forever grateful to have known you. I will have You all in my prayers at this difficult time and always.
Love, Beverly Taylor

November 11, 2011

So sorry for your loss, Herman was a special person. Please give our
regrets to Faith, Jimmy and Hope. May God Bless and give you strength during this difficult time. Don and Sharon Carmichael

Obie Coffey

November 11, 2011

Dear Andes Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your recent loss. Your friendship throughout the years has meant so much. You were my all time favorite stop with UPS. I consider myself fortunate to know you all, but especially Mr. Andes.
May it comfort you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We pray that the peace of God will comfort each of you at this difficult time.
Obie and Irma Coffey (UPS)

Deano Francis

November 10, 2011

Dear Faith:
Ginny and I are so saddened to just learn of Herman's passing. We are truly shocked, especially since I had the privilege of seeing Herman the last time I was in the office. It was so much fun seeing him; catching up; and listening to old "war" stories of him and Dad. Both Ginny and I have lost parents and these days can seem to be the worse of one's life. But always know that through your loving memories your father is always present.
May the Lord give you strength and courage to handle the difficult days ahead and may He continue to show you peace, comfort, and love.
God Bless You.
Deano and Ginny Francis

Sue Francis

November 10, 2011

Dear Judy, Faith, and Family:
We were so unexpectly upset to just learn of Herman's passing. He was such a dear friend of our family and will be sorely missed by all of us. We have so many memories of Herman and Glen working together throughout the years and it's those memories we will cherish at this time. We hope your cherished memories will help you all in this difficult time and continue to give you comfort in the days ahead. May God give you strength, courage, and peace during this time.
God Bless,
Sue, Deano, Angela, and the Francis Family

Kenneth & Sondra Ott

November 10, 2011

Judy, I have many memories of all of you with the ball team, and the exchange experiences we had in common. Still will miss Herman. He was a special person in a lot of peoples lives. We all know that he is in a better place. I don't know what it is to loose a husband, but I know what it is to love one. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Kennerth & Sondra Ott (Knoxville)

Carley ( Ducky ) Sweet

November 10, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Dede McCoy Cassell

November 10, 2011

Praying for your precious family.

Becky French-Brewer

November 10, 2011

Judy, Faith and Family..Please accept my deepest, heartfelt sympathy. Herman was a fine man with a wonderfully unique personality and he will be missed by all who knew him. It comes as no surprise that his last thoughts were for others rather than for himself when he asked that contributions be made to one of his favorite charities rather than sending flowers to the funeral home. His charitable nature was always evident at Andes Optical where he helped many folks in need and it is a legacy which I know you have carried forward after Herman retired. God bless each of you and may He give you strength in the difficult days ahead. So sorry for your loss.