Rev. Earl Andrews

March 28, 1935December 23, 2010

ANDREWS, Chaplain (Col) U.S. Army (Ret) Earl, passed away at his home surrounded by his family and close friends on Thursday, December 23, 2010. Chaplain Andrews served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, was the first U.S. Army Chaplain to be assigned to the Viet Nam War, and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service there. During the remaining years of Earl’s service, he was assigned as Post Chaplain at the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point, Post Chaplain in Berlin, Germany, and Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon retirement from the Army, Earl served as Associate Pastor of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church for 19 years. Preceded by his wife of 47 years, Betty Andrews, he is survived by his wife, Ann Andrews, and three children- Mark (Amy) Andrews, Martha (Mack) Holcomb, and Amy (Todd) Wilson; Grandchildren- Laurel Jennifer Andrews, Logan Elizabeth-Anne Andrews, Missouri Grace Champion, Chloe Elizabeth Champion, Elizabeth Ryan Wilson, and Hunter Joel Wilson; Step-children- Heather (Brian) Bowen, Marlin (Laura) Headley, Miriam (Thomas) Scharf, and Dawn (Stuart) Wheeler; Step Grandchildren- Joshua Bowen, Megan Bowen, and Claire Headley. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 27, 2010, from 12 Noon until 1:30 pm, at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, with his Funeral Service at 1:30 pm, with Dr. Tim Thompson and Dr. John Ed Mathison officiating. Full Military Honors burial will follow at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Sims, Jerry Kemp, Robert Jackson, Bill Allison, Tom Champion, Dave Best, Roy Guthrie, and Lanny McAndrew. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Sowers Sunday School Class and the Parkinsons Support Group. The Family wishes to thank Amedisys Hospice and Right At Home for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be made to Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church- 6000 Atlanta Hwy- Montgomery, AL- 36117, or the Parkinsons Association of Alabama- P.O.Box 590146- Birmingham, AL- 35259. Condolences may be offered at Alabama Heritage Directing.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 27, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, December 27, 2010

Rev. Earl Andrews

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January 3, 2011

Ann, Although we never met, I am so sorry for your loss. May our heavenly Father comfort you. Marv and I loved Earl so much and have many memories of early Army times. Ina

Debbie & Bob Cooner

January 3, 2011

Earl was a special man and Bob and I have fond memories of him when we were at Frazer. I always remember Earl saying we should be "love with skin on it" for Jesus. That is something that crosses my my often when serving the Lord. I just saw Earl and you, Ann, at St. James the day you came to vote. I am so glad to have seen him then. We send our most heartfelt thanks for Earl's life and our sincere condolances to Ann and all his family.

Heather Bowen

December 30, 2010

Even though it was for a very short time, I was blessed you were a part of my life. Love you Mr. Earl!!!!

Kathy Schmidt

December 29, 2010

I am blessed to have known Rev Andrews during his service at Dothan First United Methodist Church. As a young married woman with a young son, his Bible studies and sermons (I will never forget the Prayer Life of Charlie Jones and Blessed to be a Blessing) ignited my journey of faith in Dothan. I have missed him ever since he departed from Dothan for his work at Frazer Memorial. Thank you, Lord, for the life of Earl Andrews.

Tom Corbell

December 29, 2010

Earl was such an inspiration for me personally. He brought such wonderful gifts and ideas to Lay Pastors Ministry, Inc. He was a great encourager of Lay Ministry at Frazier and his legacy lives on in the thousands of people who still receive care from Lay Pastors across this country and beyond. He was a dear freind of Dr. Melvin J. Steinbron who is the founder of Lay Pastors Ministry, Inc. For who he is, and always will be, we give thanks to God.

Rev. Tom Corbell
President of Lay Pastors Ministry, Inc.

December 29, 2010

I am delighted to have known Earl. His impact on my life and early Christian walk at West Point was pivitol. Years later, I reconnected with him as a part of the larger LPMI movement and ministry at Frazer. I was blessed by his deep faith, keen humor, warm smile, and the twinkle in his eye. He blessed my life! The family is in my prayers. Thank you for sharing Earl with the rest of us.

Rev. Craig H. (and Victoria) Smith
Elizabethtown, PA

December 28, 2010

Brother Earl was a wonderful man. He married us over 20 years ago and was such a sweet and kind person. He loved the Lord and all who knew him were blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Gina & Tommy Hunt, Montgomery, AL

Dan Martin

December 28, 2010

I remember Chaplain Andrews as my neighbor on Barnard Loop at the Military Academy at West Point. He was a godly and gracious man! Welcome home good and faithful servant!

Detsey & Tommy Davis

December 28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Mona Martin

December 28, 2010

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