Vernon Hedley Andrews
November 2, 1941 – June 19, 2020
Vernon H. “Andy” Andrews, age 78, of Dunlap, formerly of England, passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at 3:11 p.m. at his residence. He was born Nov. 2, 1941 in Epson, England to Hedley and Gwladys (Evans) Andrews. They preceded him in death. He married Julia Thomas on Feb. 16, 2003 in Dunlap. She survives along with one daughter, Caroline (Rick) Heywood of England, one son, Kevin (Moraig) Andrews of France, and three grandchildren: Louisa and Christopher Heywood of England and Barnaby Andrews of France. Andy was an Executive for Midlands Electrical Board in Birmingham, England. A proud Brit, he became an equally proud American citizen. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Arrowhead Country Club in Chillicothe. He was a voracious reader and loved to travel throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. Cremation rites have been accorded. Instead of a funeral or memorial service, Andy requested connecting with an old friend for lunch, having a hardy laugh over a pint of Guinness or telling the same story for the hundredth time causing belly laughs. Perform an act of kindness and see how it changes the world. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Unity Point Hospice nurses and close friends, who are like family, for allowing Andy to die with dignity at home. Donations may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, whose sole mission is to save children’s lives. Memories are immortal.
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Vernon Hedley Andrews
June 29, 2020
I moved to Peoria and didn’t know a soul 5 years ago & Julie & Andy took me in as their own! I’ve enjoyed many dinners with the both of them & especially enjoyed Andy’s accent! I will carry those memories with me love!
June 24, 2020
Lots of happy memories playing bridge at the club in Peoria and many more playing Mexican dominoes with Julie , Ellen and John.
“Put your train up Andy” . “Take it down now Andy”
Such good fun and lots of laughs. You will be missed.
Amy St John
June 22, 2020
The funniest memory I have of Andy is when we’re playing golf in the Memorial Day tournament at Arrowhead CC.. Andy always seemed to get to the club before I did so he was the driver. If you’ve ever ridden with Andy you know not to let him drive. I didn’t realize that until it was too late. 😱 He had the need for speed and then turning so if you weren’t holding on, you would fly out of the cart. I quickly realized that so I always had a tight grip. But then I would forget about until the next year when he again got to the driver’s side before me. But the next few years I was quick to the course and got the driver’s seat!
I will miss Andy and our foursome of Dave and Joann Ryan and our meals afterwards with Julie. He was one of a kind and I’m sure God is watching over him, and he is relieved of all his pain.