Michael Ray Andrews
July 1, 1958 - August 5, 2020
Michael Ray Andrews went to be with the Lord on Wednesday August 5, 2020. He was born in Lamar, MO on July 1, 1958 to Charles and Arlene (Reed) Andrews where he grew up and lived until his family moved to Stella, MO. He joined the Navy in 1976 and served on the Kitty Hawk in Company 934 as a Boiler Tech. He received four letters of commendation during his service. After his service in the military he attended Crowder College where he studied to be a diesel mechanic and continued his passion of fixing things. Mike could fix anything. You never sent anything to be repaired if Mike was around. He was a mechanical genius and could tell you the make and model of any old truck or tractor.
In 1981 he married Shari Dockhorn and had 4 children. They lived in Nebraska and in Lamar, MO until they divorced in 1998. He moved to Ft Smith, AR and managed a forklift company. He met and married Norma, the love of his life. They lived in Arkansas and Missouri, finally settling in Goodman, MO in 2013. Together they owned and operated NWA Ventures, collected trucks and tractors, and traveled on their motorcycle across the USA. They currently own and operate The Tractor Barn in Goodman, MO. Mike and Norma were passionate in their service together for the Lord and their community.
He is survived by his wife and parents; his son, Michael (Tiffany) Andrews of Easton, KS; daughters Sarah (Nathan) Woodhouse of Aurora, NE, Kathy (Derek) Knox of Fort Smith, AR, and Kimberly (Richard) Matthews of Aurora, NE; and 5 grandchildren, Katelyn, Kyle, Eli, Kaleigh, and Grayson. He is also survived by his sisters Debbie (Woody) Woodworth of Lamar, MO and Ronda Ellis of Carthage, MO; brothers Terry Quarles of Webb City, MO and Rob McCulley of Carthage, MO; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other family members and friends.
He is preceded in death by a son Zachary Andrews.
Michael was a good man who was kind and compassionate. He was known for his generosity. He will be greatly missed by all.
The family will receive visitors on Sunday August 9, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Konantz Warden Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Racine Christian Church at 1 PM on Monday August 10, 2020 followed by interment at Waters Cemetery in Jasper, MO.