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JAY ISMON ANDREWS

March 2, 1934 ~ July 21, 2017 (age 83)

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Jay Ismon Andrews, affectionately known as J.I., and Jerry, passed away peacefully at the Care Center at Kenton Pointe in Maysville, KY on Friday, July 21, 2017.

 Jerry was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 2nd, 1934, to David Parrish Andrews and Florence Jane Fee Andrews.  Early in his childhood, the family moved to Maysville and lived near his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lida Fee.  Growing up, Jerry spent his youth playing baseball, basketball, and fishing.  Jerry played basketball and baseball for the legendary coach, Earle D. Jones, at Maysville High School, and upon graduation in 1952, earned a scholarship to continue his basketball career at Miami University, in Oxford, OH.   After a year, Jerry matriculated back to the bluegrass, and the University of Kentucky, until he enlisted in the Marine Corps.  Jerry spent part of his service time playing for the Marine Corps basketball team, and then was later stationed in Turkey, along its border with the former Soviet Union.  Upon completion of his service time, Jerry enrolled in Florida Southern College, where he earned his Bachelor’s Science Degree in Business; shortly after, he moved to Pittsburgh, PA and began a long sales career with US Steel, and other major steel companies, which took him to Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles - where he received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He ultimately built his own business, Royal Metals Inc., in Honolulu, Hawaii.  All through Jerry’s life, he developed and nurtured a deep love for nature, and all things outdoors, spending many seasons hunting, and fly fishing, throughout the USA, and Canada.  Jerry was a long-time member of the NRA, the Republican Party, and enjoyed outrigger canoeing, tennis, golf, and was an avid fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Reds.  Jerry served on the boards of the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, the Hayswood Foundation and was a member of the John McNeill Men’s Book Club. He was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Molly Andrews Mundy, and  first wife Gera Hirschfeld Andrews.

 Jerry is survived by his wife Elizabeth Bertram Andrews, of Maysville, KY, three step-sons Thomas Bertram Sewell (Oana Lupu) of Washington, D.C., Charles Spencer Sewell of Maysville, KY, Dudley Richardson Sewell, of Lexington, KY, a grandson William Davis Sewell of Lexington, KY; brother Darlington Fee Andrews (Pat) of Longmont, Colorado; three nephews, a niece, many cousins, and three great-nieces.   

A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at  the Church of the Nativity, 31 East Third Street, Maysville, KY, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Maysville Church of the Nativity, the National Alzheimer’s Association, and/or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  The Palmer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.  Online condolences to www.palmerfuneralhome.net


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
July 26, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY
31 EAST THIRD ST
MAYSVILLE, KY 41056

Memorial Service
Wednesday
July 26, 2017

11:00 AM
CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY
31 EAST THIRD ST
MAYSVILLE, KY 41056


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