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Frederic "Andy" Andrew Albridge

January 7, 1969December 28, 2020
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Frederic Andrew “Andy” Albridge, 51, of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away at his home on December 28, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Andy was born in Lima, Ohio on January 7, 1969 to Elaine A. Mason and the late Frederic H. Albridge of Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Lima Senior High School in 1988 where he excelled in cross country. Andy served his country as an Army SPC machinist assigned to the 1st Calvary out of Ft. Hood, Texas. He completed one tour in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.

After serving in the army, Andy worked for Nash Electric as a certified electrician in Texarkana, and later worked for International Paper. When his family relocated to Goosecreek, South Carolina, he was the maintenance supervisor for Lawson Company before returning to Texarkana in 2020.

Andy was an avid golfer and a diehard Steelers fan. He loved the Indy 500 and attending sprint car races, but his favorite thing in the world was duck hunting. He could make, build or repair anything he set his mind to doing. Andy never met a stranger and he was a gifted storyteller, the life of any gathering he attended.

Andy is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Audra (Stone) Albridge, sons William Young of Texarkana, Texas, and Paul (Shannon) Saunders of Meridianville, Alabama. He was a doting “Poppy” to grandsons Maverick and Wyatt Saunders. Andy is also survived by his mother, Elaine (Pohlabel) Mason of Lima, Ohio, his brother Joe (Tracy) Albridge of Charlotte, North Carolina, and sisters Carol (Dan) Downing of Uniontown, Ohio and Amy (Dave) Coughenour of Alger, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at East Funeral Home at the downtown location in Texarkana on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 2pm. Interment will be at Chapelwood Cemetery in Nash, Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to please consider a donation to Project Purple at https://www.projectpurple.org in support of finding a cure for pancreatic cancer and providing patients with support, hope and compassion.

Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Rob Casey

December 30, 2020

Audra and family,

Andy was a truly great man. His sense of humor was always captivating.(even when it was hard to tell when he was actually joking)

Being around him made me a better man, husband and father. His advice was always good and sincere.

He will be missed by all.

Terry and Laura Carter

December 30, 2020

Audra and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope your love and memories of Andy help bring you strength and comfort through this time. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Terry and Laura

Holly Fisher

December 30, 2020

We are so grateful to have known Andy! He was a wonderful friend and a special Uncle Andy to Kate. Love, Clint, Holly and Kate

Ruby Hocking

December 30, 2020

Andy was one of the good guys. He had humor and wit and made the best birthday cakes EVER. He will be missed. Every time I paddle board on Shem Creek I will remember Andy doing his fabulous headstand on the paddle board.

Shirley Rough

December 30, 2020

Andy was the littlest of my cousins growing up. We always were together at holidays at our sweet grandmas house in Lima. Haven’t seen Andy for many years and we have lost touch but I’ll always remember the years growing up with Andy and siblings as very happy times. Condolences to your beautiful family.

Carol Downing

December 30, 2020

My brother Andy was, far and away, the funniest person I have ever known. He shared our dad's gift for storytelling, be it true stories or giant whoppers that he could make you believe. You never knew what was going to come out of mouth or what he would do. He was the life of the party, my complete opposite in personality, and I admired his easy way of making friends and entertaining the crowd. He had an innate wisdom about people and he never met a stranger. We all lost a remarkable, wonderful and talented man and I will miss him dearly.

BRENDA E King

December 30, 2020

Andy smiled a lot, & he made others smile. He will be sorely missed by many.
We had a great time & dinner at The Landings in SAV not long after you guys moved to the coastal area.
Audra, praying that God will bring you strength, comfort, & peace.
Much love,
Hubert Easley Family

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