Herbert Elbert Andrew

Harold Elbert Andrew, 88, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday evening at Greeneville Community Hospital East.

He was a member of Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 58 years, where he served as an elder and church treasurer.

He was also a member of the Consumer Credit Union Board of Directors for 49 years and was a Greene County Election Commissioner for many years.

A retired employee of the Magnavox Company/North American Philips, he worked with local Boy Scouts and was a Little League basketball coach for several years.

He was also a Mason and a member of the Greene County YMCA and Link Hills Country Club, where he was an avid golfer.

The father of five children and 10 grandchildren, he established a cherished holiday tradition of personally making more than 700 cookies to send home with his children and their families after their annual gathering.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years: Margaret Sue Thompson Andrew; three sons: David (Sally) Andrew and Merrill (Vickie) Andrew, of Greeneville, and Lowell (Teresa) Andrew, of Morristown; two daughters: Teresa (Rich) Safronik and Barbara (Gregg) Wiles, of Atlanta, Georgia; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters: Roberta Gipe, of Columbia City, Indiana, Mary Brickey, of Florida, and Marcella Mart, of Point Isabel, Indiana; two sisters-in-law: Donna Andrew, of Arizona, and Ferdonna Wakeland, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Harold was eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first great-great-grandchild in August.

He was preceded in death by his parents: J. Fred and Bernice Andrew; one granddaughter: Kelly Andrew; four brothers: Dean, Lee, Glenn and Tommy Andrew; and two sisters: Dorothy Willer and Pauline Stout.

The family will receive friends at Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The funeral service will follow the visitation. The Rev. Jamie Lively will officiate.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Robert Andrew, John Cauthen, Brian Cauthen, Andrew Wiles, Tyler, Kylian and Keefer Andrew.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Greene County Firewood Ministry, C/O David Andrew, 285 Park Lane, Greeneville, TN 37743, or to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kiserrosehillfuneralhome.com.

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