Dwight Lyle Andrews

August 31, 2019

Dwight Lyle Andrews, 75, of Charlotte died August 31, 2019 at his home. Dwight was born on March 2, 1944 in Charlottesville, VA, son of Franklin Raynier Andrews and Charlotte Anna Higgs Andrews. He graduated from Hampden Sydney College and Rutgers University Graduate School. Dwight became a CPA and spent his career as an Executive Recruiter with his company, Andrews & Associates. Dwight was passionately involved in public and community service and was known for his resourcefulness in all of his endeavours. He was also known to be an avid bridge player.

Dwight is survived by his wife, Carolyn Lee Morris Andrews; sons, Matt Andrews and his wife, Nancy of Lakewood, CO and Jeff Andrews and his wife, Stacy of Charlotte; step-son, Mark Ware and his wife, Laura of Nashville, TN, step-daughter, Elizabeth Ridder and her husband, Rich of Mechanicsville, VA; granddaughters, Charlotte and Laura Andrews and Payton and Taylor Andrews, Matthew and Evan Ridder and Annslee and Coby Ware; a brother, Stuart Andrews and his wife, Becky of Lexington, NC.

A service to celebrate Dwight’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Christ Episcopal Church Charlotte with the Rev. Patty Rhyne officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Blue Room. Burial will take place at a later date at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood, VA.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Ghosh, his nurse, Jeff and the team at Levine Cancer Center as well as to Community Home Care & Hospice.

Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 4015 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217, the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (clfoundation.org) or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Harper Alford

    H-SC '66 has lost not just a classmate but also a great person. Dwight and I became good friends in our freshman year, and that friendship continued throughout college and over the years since then. In addition to reunions, we've gotten together several times since 1966. I have many wonderful memories of our friendship at H-SC and later visits with Dwight and his family. My sincere condolences to Carol, Matt, Jeff and their families for their loss.

  • Frank Booth

    As a classmate of Dwight's at Hampden-Sydney, I was not in the small circle of his very closest friends; but, as our small campus afforded us constant contact with everyone, he always made me feel that he and I shared a bond that brought us close. Whenever I saw him, I felt an immediate, ever-present warmth and kindness throughout our four years there. It was still there at our reunions. Like so many other people apparently, I valued his friendship, and I know the world was better because of him.

  • Julie Windeknecht

    Dwight Andrews was my knight in shining armor! As a young professional only 4 years out of college, I found myself in a bad job situation. I was referred to Andrews & Associates by a business contact and how fortunate I was! While I felt sure that most of his clients were executives, Dwight personally took the time to work his magic in the local manufacturing network and identify an opportunity for me that turned into a 20+ year career with an amazing company. During the recruiting process he gave me just as much effort as any other client which gave me the priceless feeling of being valued and worthy. What a blessing when faced with the stress of making an unexpected job transition. That I still feel this impact so many years later proves that kindness does make a difference!

  • Wenona Van Winkle

    To Carol and all of the Andrews family I send sincere sympathy for you as you work you way through this sad time. Your husband and father was a joy to know.

  • Albemarle High School Alumni Association

    The members and supporters of the Albemarle High School Alumni Association were very sorry to hear about Dwight’s passing. It is always sad to lose a member of the Albemarle family, and we offer our condolences to his family and friends.