Pam Watson posted a condolence
Saturday, March 4, 2023
One memory I have of my Grandpa Andy is going to Waffle House with him. We had never really experienced Waffle House before, and this is one of my earliest memories with him. It also happens to be one of my few memories with him. I was around the age of 8/9 roughly. We met up there together and I remember the busy atmosphere of the morning/cooking chatter. The tables were sort of cramped together, and you could see the workers cooking. Yes- truly a Waffle House experience. We sat by the window, and it was a very nice sunny day out. He and my dad chatted very casually. They were just catching up on life and sharing things. What really stuck out to my little 8/9 year-old eyes was how familial he and my dad were. It had been years since they had seen each other, but they interacted with love. I remember thinking how weird it was that this man was my grandpa, but yet I was only just meeting him. He looked goofy and had a funny accent. He was tall to my short self, and he gave very warm hugs. I remember being excited that he didn’t like to drink liquids as he ate, because I didn’t like it either. I found it interesting he was extroverted and actively enjoyed the Waffle House experience throughout his life. And I found the fact he wasn’t a technology person bizarre, as I grew up on screens. I was worried on the car ride that I wouldn’t think of him as my grandpa, or that he’d be mean. However, when I saw how genuinely happy he was to see us, and my dad’s loving reaction, I instinctively felt love for my grandpa too. Even though that memory is just the memory of a simple breakfast and catch up it really stuck out to me as a childhood moment. I love the simplicity/mundaneness of that morning. I look back on it thinking of how tranquil (despite the busy atmosphere) and warm it was. It is a memory I cherish, but I know it’s likely romanticized. I wish I could have made more memories with such an interesting one-of-a-kind person.
Scott Watson uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Durning my time with my dad, he really enjoyed driving around in his truck and going for cups of coffee and talking with friends, we had a lot of good times.
Scott Watson posted a condolence
Monday, February 27, 2023
I remember the first time I met my dad. After he and I found out about each other he came up to Massachusetts to meet me and he convinced me that I should move down to SC, so I did. My dad was full of plans that he and I would do together and a lot of those plans we made happen. He was very excited and always talked about the future.
Simon Watson posted a condolence
Monday, February 27, 2023
Q: What will you never forget about Anderson? A: One time I remember was when we had stopped by South Carolina to visit him while we were driving down to Grannie’s in Florida. We had stopped at a hotel for the rest of the day, and he met us at the hotel. Him and dad talked briefly to catch up and then Grandpa Andy took Pam my sister and I for a ride in his Jeep that didn’t have doors. After the ride, we went back to the hotel, and he told us the story of how he used to be a very rich magician.
Skylar Knight Somier lit a candle
Sunday, February 26, 2023
I met Andy when I was 17 and he was 22. Andy was performing with The Hurricane Hell Drivers. We were engaged for a year. The last time I saw Andy was 5 years ago when we spent an afternoon together with our 2 grandchildren.
David and Doris Bledsoe lit a candle
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Sending our condolence to the family and friends, We knew Andy, and he love to go fishing with Richard B. He will surely be missed. Sending up prayers, May God give you peace and comfort during this time. David and Doris Bledsoe
Wendy Benenhaley Simmons uploaded photo(s)
Friday, February 24, 2023
I have fond memories of Uncle Andy. He was always kind to me and always made me laugh when I was able to visit with him throughout the years. He was always the subject of great stories. He will be missed. Im sure there was a great reunion in heaven when he arrived.
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