Andrew “Andy” King
Andrew “Andy” King, 91, of Wellston, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his residence. He was born on February 2, 1924, in Madison County, Kentucky, to the late William B. and Lula Sexton King.
He was a long-time truck driver and proud of the fact that he was never involved in an accident. He served in the U.S. Army for six years and was a member of American Legion Post # 371 of Wellston.
He was also a former funeral home assistant for the O.R. Woodyard Co. in Columbus, Ohio, and the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston.
He enjoyed the outdoors, fried green tomatoes, and Reese’s peanut butter cups.
He is survived by his sister, Sylvia Dodes, of Massillon; three daughters, Garnet Newhouse and Leona Hoop of Coshocton and Nancy (Jerry) Horn of Oklahoma; two sons, Harry of Millersburg and Jeff (Sherry) King-Miller of Conesville; a stepdaughter, Nancy Isreal of Wellston; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Miller; his second wife, Helen Kirby King; two brothers, James and Fred; a sister, Georgia; a son, Charles Andrew; a daughter, Deborah Ann; and sons-in-law Joseph Newhouse and Charles Hoop.
Andy requested that cremation follow his death. Family and friends may gather on Monday, June 1, at 1:00 P.M. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston. A graveside memorial service will follow at 2:15 P.M. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with Pastor Steve Mathews officiating.
and military honor services by the American Legion Post #371 of Wellston.
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