Silk Hope, NC --In God’s grace and timing, Phillip Rader Andrew passed away on October 27, 2022. He was born on February 24, 1933, the third son of James Harvey Andrew and Mary Blanche Lindley Andrew, deceased. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Murray M. Andrew and Keith Andrew; sisters-in-law, Barbara Andrew and Rebecca Andrew; brother-in-law, Joe Bill Lindley; and sons-in-law, John F. Clayton and Russell Thomas.
Phillip is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline, and children: Judy Cobb (Roger), Carmen Woody (Charles), Carol Thomas, Paula Davis (Gary), Lori Brewer (Jack) and Bryan Andrew; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Blake L. Andrew and a sister, Jane A. Lindley, and sister-in-law, Jane H. Andrew, along with many nieces and nephews.
Phillip graduated from Silk Hope High School. He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, 1953-1961, primarily in the 52nd MP Company at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Phillip was a poultry farmer and later sold tractors and farm equipment, most recently for the Gaston Sealey Company. Phillip enjoyed travel, country music, and NASCAR racing. He was instrumental in bringing the sport of tractor pulling to North Carolina.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at South Fork Friends Church, with Daniel Thames and Andrew Needham officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors following the service, in the church fellowship hall, and other times at the home of Carmen Woody.
Memorials may be made to South Fork Friends Cemetery Association, 359 South Fork Bethel Church Road, Snow Camp, NC 27349.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Andrew family.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com