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Judge Henry G “Pete” Andrews Jr., 92, of Rockwall passed away Nov. 21, 2014.
He was born March 5, 1922, in Stamford, Texas, to Henry G. and Gladys (Ledbetter) Andrews. Pete graduated valedictorian of Stamford High School in 1939. He attained his BBA degree from the University of Texas in 1943. Following his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he graduated with an L.L.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1948. At that time Pete went into private practice with the firm of Andrews & Andrews until 1978. During this time he served as county judge of Jones County and mayor of Stamford. He was a charter member of the Texas Board of Motor Vehicles and a member of the Board of Texas Department of Public Welfare, both upon appointment by Gov. Preston Smith. In 1978 he was appointed by Gov. Dolph Briscoe to the 259th District Court of Texas and retired in 1988 as senior judge. Pete continued to work as senior judge in local district courts until he fully retired on Aug. 31, 2010. Judge Andrews was a member of Texas Alumni, Silver Spurs, and the Texas Bar Association. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of  Rockwall and the Friendship Class.
Pete is survived by his wife, Grace Joy Crawford-Andrews; daughters Lisa Johnson and husband Russell, Diane Stem and husband Jerry and Vanice Dunlap and husband Terry; sons Steve Crawford and Roger Crawford and wife Lisa; grandchildren Russ Johnson and wife Leigh, Ryan Johnson and wife Kristi, Melissa Taylor and husband John, Jerami Hawkins and wife Holly, Kara Roesner and husband Jason, Brian Crawford, Nikki Peyron, Patrick Heimstra, Roger Lee Clapp and Elaina Clapp; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Nov, 26, at First United Methodist Church of Rockwall with Dr. Joe Pool officiating. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1200 East Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com and www.rockwallheraldbanner.com.
Published on  November 26, 2014
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