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James Connie Andrews

Obituary for James Connie Andrews

April 7, 1937 - January 7, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 80


James Connie Andrews, devoted husband and beloved father, died in Austin on Sunday, January 7, 2018 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's. He was born April 7, 1937 in Magnolia, AR, the eldest son of James Delford Andrews and Mildred Christie Andrews. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Williams Andrews, his sister, Betty Sue Hutchison of El Dorado, AR, and his four sons, James Mark Andrews (Jean) of Bear, DE, Brian Delford Andrews of Cincinnati, OH, William Scott Andrews of New Orleans, LA and Christopher Evans Andrews (Pam) of Austin, TX. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, James Beauregard Andrews (Sarah), Lee Gordan Andrews, Hannah Andrews Todd (Stephen), Clayton Matthew Andrews, Constance Walker Andrews, Beryl Elizabeth Andrews, and Abigail Mae Andrews.

In his youth, Connie was an exceptional athlete, winning all-state honors in football, basketball, and baseball. Connie attended Tulane University on a football scholarship in 1956, selecting Civil Engineering as a major. While at Tulane, Connie met Elizabeth, who became the love of his life. They were married on March 29, 1958, in Trout, Louisiana. After briefly returning to Arkansas, Connie embarked upon a 40-year career as civil engineer in the oil and gas industry. During his career, Connie lived in Lebanon, Nigeria, Scotland, and the United Arab Emirates. His career travels took him to five of the seven continents and too many countries to name. To his peers, he was regarded as a brilliant engineer and an honest businessman. Incredibly humble, Connie spoke very little of his accomplishments and shied away from accolades. In retirement, Connie was instrumental in establishing the North Cross United Methodist Church in Covington, Louisiana. In 2013, Connie moved to Austin. He enjoyed watching sports, boating, spending time with his grandchildren and golf.

Connie's greatest accomplishments were interpersonal. He was devoted to his family and friends. Unlike many men of his era, he was quick to say "I love you". He always saw the good in others and was willing to go to any length to help those in need. He was a trusted advisor, stalwart friend and emotional rock to all who knew him.

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