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Friday, May 12, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, May 13, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
Saturday, May 13, 2023
12:30 - 1:15pm (Central time)
John A. Harrington, better known as Andy was born on April 8, 1944, left us on May 7, 2023. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Andy was a loving father to his two daughters Cheryl Bridges (and husband Marty) and Lori McRae (and husband Chuck). He adored his grandchildren Heather Mercer (and husband Wes), Shane Valdez (and wife Andrea), Haley Valdez, Holly Otte, Adam Carver, and Lane Bridges. In addition to his immediate family, he is survived by his niece Kathy Smith (and husband Jerry), nephews Mike Harrington (and wife Tammy) and Jack Harrington (and wife Pam), and eight great-grandchildren: Dyllen, Karleigh, Emmie, Honey, Kloe, Wyatt, Alayna, and one more little girl on the way.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents John D. Harrington and Mary J. Harrington, sisters Billie, Helen and Hunky and brother Sammy.
Andy began driving big trucks when he was just twenty years old and drove for an astounding fifty nine years before retiring. He had a passion for the open road and the freedom it gave him.
Andy’s personality was simple yet unparalleled. He didn't need much to make him happy; he was content with what he had in life. The family describes him as an easy-going guy who loved simple things.
When not driving down the open road or spending time with his children or grandchildren, Andy enjoyed picking cotton in fields or hunting deer with close friends.
His family will always remember the memories of him taking rides down the back roads. Furthermore, Andy loved nothing more than taking his dogs in the golf cart with him. His favorite dog being Harley, that was his baby.
To honor Andy's legacy, a visitation will be held on Friday, May 12th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held the following day Saturday, May 13th at 11 am at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at Trinity Cemetery in Wilmer, TX. We will celebrate Andy’s life and the memories we made with him. His simple life has taught us that happiness is not something we need to strive for but can find contentment with what we have. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.