James Randy Andrews, loving husband, father, and Pop-Pop, passed away on August 13, 2021. He was born on July 12, 1956, the son of the late James Carlton Andrews (Jimmie) and Kathryn Tucker Andrews (Becky).

Randy was known throughout the community for his welcoming smile, bright blue eyes, and warm hugs. True to his upbringing, Randy was an able businessman and devoted worker—from manning the deli at Andrews Supermarket to serving lunch at Randy’s Deli to rising through the ranks at UPS, retiring as an Enterprise Sales Manager—he skillfully managed any task thrown his way with wit, a calm demeanor, and a smile.  While some retirees spend their time on the golf course, Randy became a licensed, successful real estate agent (although you could always find him on the golf course at least once a week).  Whether golfing, working, cutting grass, or serving as an unofficial family meteorologist, Randy put his heart into every detail of his life.

Randy also loved spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids. His love and unwavering support of his family was evident in every action and conversation.  Always a University of Virginia fan, UVA sports, especially football, became a religion after his daughter attended UVA. When his son started his own business, Randy stepped in to help wherever needed, spending endless hours on a lawnmower (which, if you knew him, you know he secretly enjoyed). When his first grandchild arrived, he was outside the delivery room, eagerly waiting; he loved babysitting his grandkids as they grew in number, often devoting his days to the task. He taught love, patience, kindness, the art of a good story, a fondness for Holden Beach, and the importance of bread with every meal.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Price Andrews; a daughter and son, Lauren Tucker Andrews Willis (Sam) and Patrick Fowler Andrews (Emily); three grandchildren, Willow Perkins Willis, Ella James Andrews, and Niles Fowler Willis; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Carlton Andrews (Shannon) and Sheila Brown Overstreet; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who became family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Anthony Andrews (Andy).

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 17, 11 a.m. in the Price Family Cemetery, Meherrin Presbyterian Church. Pastor Chris Kesler will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte Court House Volunteer Fire and Rescue or the Randy Andrews Scholarship at Southside Virginia Community College. Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Alice Pillow Campbell

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    So very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Bobby Howard

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Debra, Lauren & Patrick, with sympathy. Randy was a great guy. Always smiling and upbeat and a pleasure to see. Was so shocked to hear of his untimely passing. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Love you, Bobby & Rose Marie.

  3. Sam Eubank

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Debra, Lauren and Patrick, my condolences to you and your family. As a Drakes Branch resident, I met Randy while working at Andrews Supermarket during my early years while attending Longwood College. We had a great friendship, one that was incredibly valued by me during that time. We played in many softball tournaments, had many laughs and so many great conversations. Randy served as a great mentor for me at that time. What an incredible guy, one who was liked by everyone. He was a kind soul, had an infectious smile, and such a calming demeanor. Although we lost touch once I moved away, I’ll always cherish the wonderful memories and quality time spent both, with Randy and working at Andrews Supermarket. Your family is special. May God comfort you in the coming days and weeks ahead.

  4. Elizabeth Terrell

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Debra & family – I am so broken hearted for the sudden loss of Randy. He was the “gold standard” for leadership, compassion, wit and his ability to listen to others and offer his wisdom/perspective which I leaned on him for when I was assigned to VA. He will be missed by many but his kindness and legacy of all that knew him will live on with a life well lived. With deepest sympathy as you celebrate his life and mourn his loss on earth..Elizabeth Terrell

  5. Steve Sardelis

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    I worked with Randy for many years at UPS. He was a great friend and partner. He will be missed greatly by everyone.

  6. Shelia Locke Hazelwood

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    i was so saddened to hear of Randys passing… I’ve known Randy practically all my life. Thinking back to seeing him almost daily at Andrews super market!… he was always quick with a smile and he seemed to be so kind hearted. Prayers for his family… Praying for strength, peace and comfort.

  7. Augusta Carwile

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Our love goes out to Debra, Lauren, Patrick, and family members. Randy was a very kind and friendly man who will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May the Lord keep you all in his loving care. ❤️ Henry & Augusta Carwile

  8. Brenda Morrison

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    His contagious smile and many fond memories from UPS will never be forgotten. Condolences to his family.

  9. Wayne Adams

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    I grew up in Drakes Branch and the Andrews family was always an active part of that community. Jimmie, Beck, Randy, Andy and Carlton were an awesome family. We always shopped at Andrews Supermarket and the store was a regular stop for me on my way to Randolph Henry High School as a junior and senior. I connected with Randy again on Facebook several years ago. He was a great guy and admired by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

  10. Kate Willis

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Sending love and hugs to all the family!
    So so sorry….

  11. Kris Stinson

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Randy. I knew and worked with him at UPS for nearly 20 years. If there’s a person more respected than Randy was at UPS, I haven’t met them yet. Many of us looked to him as mentor and a friend. I was lucky enough to receive several pieces of advice from him over the years that impacted both my personal and professional life. He loved his family and spoke of you all often. He was one of a kind and will not be forgotten. My sincerest condolences for your loss.

  12. Brenda Driskill

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. We pray for comfort, peace and strength for all the Andrews family and friends.
    Roger, Brenda, Jamie, Steven Driskill & Family

  13. Sharon Mueller

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    My deepest condolences to Debra, Lauren, Patrick and family. I had the pleasure of working with Randy at UPS for many years. He was a great partner and friend and he will be missed by all.

  14. Sammy and Martha Tucker

    16 August 2021 3 years ago

    Sammy and I are saddened to hear of Randy’s death. We know learning to live without him will be such a long and difficult process. He was a kind soul with a ready smile for all and we were all blessed to know him.

  15. Christie Bailey

    17 August 2021 3 years ago

    My heart breaks for you all Across the street was second home growing up. Now Bessie, Jimmy
    Becky, Randy and Andy are gone on to be with the
    Lord! Carlton it’s only you that can treasure all our childhood memories! I can only send
    Love and prayers from afar because I just had
    surgery and can not be there to love you all
    So I can only send all my love and prayers ❤️

  16. Bryan Holliday

    17 August 2021 3 years ago

    Very very heartbroken to here of the loss of a very kind and loving man. We worked together in the Danville UPS center, many years ago. He always had a smile on his face. To Randy’s family, my deepest sympathy to you all. A great man has left us way too early. Love you Randy.

  17. Terry & Janice McKinney Daniel

    17 August 2021 3 years ago

    So sorry to hear about Randy. He was a very nice person and will be greatly missed.


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  19. Eleanor and Mark

    17 August 2021 3 years ago

    Dear Andrews Family, Randy has left the deepest and most wonderful memories for all of his family and friends. A remarkable and beloved man. We send you our love and deepest sympathies. The Mascheroni Family

  20. Judy Shepherd

    17 August 2021 3 years ago

    I never met Randy, but Debra and I were colleagues at the community college. I remember that she often talked about the wonderful family that she and Randy had created and I always thought how very special it was. My deepest sympathy goes out to Debra and her children and grandchildren.

  21. Janice R Colgate

    18 August 2021 3 years ago

    Lauren, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I know it is hard now but your memories will live on.
    Love, Janice (Chris Colgate”s Mom)

  22. Sulane Scruggs

    18 August 2021 3 years ago

    Debra and Family, I just saw where Randy had passed away. I am so sorry. Randy was definitely one of the good guys, as was his mother and father. He surely will be greatly missed.

  23. connie and jimmy dunnavant, and kari

    19 August 2021 3 years ago

    debra, and children, and your grands, we are so praying for your whole family. i went central high school of lunenburg county, with debra, and our kari graduated with their lauren. cannot imagine what you are going thru now, debra, and your family, your children and you especially. praying for you all. and so sorry for your loss.

  24. Karen Hopkins

    19 August 2021 3 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Mike Kiefer

    19 August 2021 3 years ago

    I worked for Randy directly for over 10 years at UPS. Newly promoted in 1994, he took personal interest in me as he did for so many others as well. I owe much to him professionally, but I will never forget the words of advice, laughs and the reassurance he always provided. Rest easy in the comfort of our Lord. Mike Kiefer


    24 August 2021 3 years ago

    So sorry about Randy, he was a wonderful person I know you all are so sad and upset we are too this was so sudden Jimmy and I are with you in our hearts love you all

  27. Wayne Andrews

    01 November 2021 3 years ago

    Dear Distant Kin
    I knew Randy’s Mother and Father. I visited with them several years ago when I was working on the Andrews family research. They were a very delightful couple and was very helpful in helping with our ancestors.
    Sorry about the loss of Randy. Reading his obituary I know he was a fine man.
    4th cousin once removed
    Wayne Andrews

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