Michael Joe Andrews
Michael Joe Andrews, 72, of 159 Rabbit Hop Road, Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016. His work years included shift supervisor at Buckeye Steel Castings from 1961-1973; sales manager for Metropolitan Life 1973-1976; and UPS package car driver from 1976-1991. He was a member of the Elks No. 2522, Inverness, Florida, serving two years as Chaplain, seven years as veterans affairs chairman and one year as district V.A. Chairman. His volunteer work included two years as junior achievement adviser, two years USDA food program group leader and three years Arbor Trail Nursing Home bingo and activities work. Mike’s last words, “At last; I’m with Marie.”
Survivors include his sisters, Bette Hicks (James) and Allegra Thomas, of Circleville, Ohio; foster daughter, Darlene Bianchetti, of Westerville, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and grand and great of these.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ella Marie Andrews; son, Robert E. Andrews; and daughter, Michelle Antoinette Rowlands.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. Dallas Renfo officiated. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.