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Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - LaGrange

1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

OBITUARY

John Marshall Andrews

April 14, 1978October 7, 2019

John Marshall Andrews, 42, died on October 7, 2019 in Meriwether County. He was born at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. on April 14, 1978. He is survived by his parents J. Scott and Shirley Andrews, his sister Jessica, his son Tristan, nephews Andrew and Aaron and niece Abigail all of LaGrange.

He was a high school graduate and had multiple business interests and lastly was the manager of a private trust. He was a primary partner in JJSS Holdings LLC.

He made a concerted effort to have a positive impact on all he met and was an inspiration to many. He was a friend to all and already is dearly missed.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4:00pm at Striffler- Hamby Mortuary in LaGrange, GA. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5:00pm in the Chapel with The Reverend Cade Farris of First Baptist Church, LaGrange officiating.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.

  • FAMILY

  • J. Scott and Shirley Andrews, Parents
  • Jessica Andrews, Sister
  • Tristan Warlick, Son
  • Mr. John Marshall Andrews leaves behind two nephews; Andrew and Aaron and a niece; Abigail to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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Mary Gayle Garrison

October 16, 2019

We remember you, John Marshall, as a little boy, less that 4 years-old, I think. Our son tolerated you but thought Jessica was a monster! Silly boy. I can just imagine what your parents and other family have gone through. We were sharing a duplex at Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA, when my dad was killed in a car accident. Jim called your mom and asked her to come over and tend to me till he could get home. Oh how I wish I could have been there for her. Your parents have strong faith that will comfort them in the days ahead till you're all reunited in Heaven. All of us have our special saints who will someday be so glad to welcome us when we too step into Christ's glory.
Mary Gayle and Jim Garrison

Suzanne Saxon Wegmet

October 15, 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. I only remember John as a young man when I was friends with Jessica in high school. I didn’t know him well. My family moved away and I sadly have lost touch with a lot of my old friends. Having read all the memories everyone is sharing, I feel like I’ve missed out on knowing someone really special. Sending your family much strength in the coming days, weeks, months and years. He sounds like an amazing soul. Much love to you all.

Jennifer Rupe

October 12, 2019

John was one of the nicest people I knew in school. Always polite, never rude. Always had a smile and kind disposition. May you Rest In Peace in the arms of God, you totally deserve it. ❤️ My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time.

Marci Long

October 11, 2019

Lee Crumpler

October 11, 2019

Too many memories to fully relate - bonfires by the lake, getting stuck on the lake in a sail boat, trampoline wrestling, jumping at the quarry, and lots of trouble at school. John talked me off more ledges than I can count. Last I spoke with him, he had plans on picking up and sailing the world with his son. He was a great friend. Though adulthood has pulled us apart, I will forever be grateful for my time around him.

Amber Oliver

October 11, 2019

When I was going through a very difficult time in my life, you were the only consistent friend that was calling or texting me every day to make sure I was alright and if I needed anything at all. You always had great advice and could make me laugh even when all I wanted to do was cry. You were more concerned about my wellbeing than my family and my best friends and I will never, ever forget all that you did for me.

I'm so honored that you trusted me when you chose to adopt Flint from us. He was the only blue eyed, grey furball out of 11 puppies! I knew when you met him, it was game over, you were sold. You often thanked me for Flint over the past few years.

It was a great celebration of life for our dear friend John. CJ sang 2 songs, we all clapped and some sang along. Preacher talked a good bit, but it was all good. Preacher said he had only been to a few funerals where people actually clapped lol but it was CJ and we all knew John would have been clapping for sure. Graham closed it out with some good laughs. I pray that I will see you again one day and we can talk about the good ol days for hours by a bonfire❤

NANCY AND CHARLES WARDLAW

October 11, 2019

The chapel was filled today with those who loved John Marshall. But as Pastor Cade commented during the Memorial Service: "If everyone who had been positively impacted by John had been in attendance, the entire funeral home could not have held them all." He will truly be missed by many.

David Alexander

October 11, 2019

John Andrews was as good a friend as I have ever had, and may ever have. He was the kind of friend who knew what you needed, even if you didn't. He paid attention and read between the lines.

The last time we talked we reminisced about the times he got off the bus at my house when he wasn't supposed to. John said it was worth the punishment, and I agree. We always had a good time and laughed together. I will forever cherish those times.

John mentioned how other kids used to think we were brothers, and how it felt like that.

That is how I'm going to remember him, as my brother.

In closing, I'll offer some of the best words I received from John:

Cherish your sufferings, for they bear great wisdom.

Be thankful for your problems, and they'll turn into blessings.

Brandy Adams

October 11, 2019

On the day of our wedding you wrote “There isn’t enough room to tell you how much I love you two” And now I feel the same way.
You have been with us from the beginning & our biggest fan ever since. You loved us deeply and made us your family. You spent all of the special moments right along with us and encouraged the hell out of us in the hard times. You always believed in good. You always show up. You loved sunsets, sushi, the water, your son, your dogs, friends, family, capturing the moment on film but mostly living in it. You were my husband’s right hand and best guy, my big brother & recipe lover, my children’s playmate, conversation builder & their amazing uncle. You stayed with our boy when we had our baby girl; you helped us recover from the tornado; you dreamed & explored with us; you painted our home with us, laughed hysterically with us, celebrated & cried with us. Our life has been incredibly enhanced because of you & I’m so grateful for that. No one we’ve ever known was kinder, you wanted to love with all of your might. You leave such a legacy of family & friends that you’ve touched - to help fill the holes in our hearts we will do as you did.
Be kind, share love & enjoy life.
Thank you for loving us so loyal & true.
We miss you as much as we love you, John. Shine on & down on us.

Leslie Toole

October 11, 2019

“where have you been, I’m not myself when your away”

John’s smile and quick wit were so nice to be around. When we had spare time from our schedules, he would pop in my office to talk about life and his spiritual journey. Those were great times.It was always fun talking with John. He was so open to others and his curious mind was always at work.His smile was infectious and I will always remember his popping in and saying “Hey, Les! What do you think about this?

FROM THE FAMILY