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Leon Vernon Andrews
? - September 28, 2023
Leon Vernon Andrews, 91, of Germantown, TN passed away on September 18, 2023. He was born in Paris, Iowa to Alvin Andrews and Vera Renfer Andrews. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Glenn (Yong Fang), sister Marge Mahoney, brother Ronald Andrews, and many special nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, son Edwin Andrews, wife Onalee Andrews, and sisters Ann Frame and Marlys Knott.
Leon was fascinated by aviation and mechanics from an early age, working in a garage during high school, and after graduation, in a machine shop. He was in the Iowa National Guard, and was activated during the Korean War. After his military service, he earned his pilot licenses and became a civilian contract flight instructor with the Army at San Marcos, TX. When airline flying offered a new opportunity, Leon hired on with Southern Airways. Due to subsequent mergers, he continued to fly with Republic Airlines and Northwest Airlines, retiring in 1992. He earned his FAA mechanic license in 2013 and his FAA Inspection Authorization in 2015. He was eager to learn from others and generous in sharing his knowledge and abilities, He considered the aviation community as family.
At Leon's request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please remember him often with appreciation and affection.