DALHART — Harold Thomas Andrews, 70, of Dalhart died Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Amarillo.
Celebration of life services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church in Dalhart with Pastor John Miller of the Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dalhart. Arrangements are by Horizon Funeral Home of Dalhart.
Harold was born Dec. 14, 1946, to Eldon Lewis “Pete” Andrews and Bettie Horton Wood. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1965. Harold moved to Michigan to work after graduation and met the love of his life, Bonnie. He was drafted and served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
After his service, he returned to Michigan and married Bonnie on Aug. 3, 1968, and they made their home in Blissfield, Mich. Harold got her to Texas as soon as he could and they moved to Dalhart in September 1971. They made their home in Dalhart for 46 years and were members of Grace Lutheran Church.
Harold was a truck driver all his life and worked for many different companies. He was the most dedicated employee, never stopped until the job was done, and he always preferred to do the job himself to make sure it was done right. He worked full-time until June 7th. He was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme on June 21, 2017.
Harold was a loving dad and papa to his family. He would give you his last dollar and the shirt off his back. When he wasn’t on the road working, you would see him and his best buddy, Toby, all over town.
He was preceded in death by a son, Eric; his half-brother, Carl; and his dad, Pete Andrews.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie; his daughters, Lisa and Randy White and Renae and Patrick Lenz; his grandchildren, Kirsten Andrews, Karley, Courtney, Konnor and Corbin White, Patrick Lenz II, Cortnie and Nate Shaffer, Hunter Ann Lenz, Kassidy and Justin Ortiz, Steven, Katelyn and Kambree Lenz; his great-grandchildren, Kaiya and Kyson Ortiz and Eliza Shaffer; his mother, Bettie Wood; his twin brother, Howard and Marcy Andrews; a sister, Mary Simpson; two half-brothers, Daryll and Lisa Andrews and Petey Andrews and wife Marla; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials be to Twilight Fund, P.O. Box 471, Dalhart, TX 79022.
The family will be at 1908 Kiowa Trail to receive visitors.
Amarillo Globe-News, July 16, 2017