CAMERON—Funeral services for 2nd Lt. Darryn Deen Andrews, 34, of New Braunfels, formerly of Cameron, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Bill Graveal and Rev. George Hancock officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Marek- Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
Mr. Andrews was killed in action on Friday, Sept. 4, while serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
An avid outdoorsman who loved scuba diving, fishing and hunting, he was born July 3, 1975, in Ogden, Utah, to Robert "Andy" and Sondra "Brown" Andrews.
He graduated from C.H. Yoe High School, received his bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University and his master's degree from Texas State University.
Mr. Andrews enlisted in 2002 having been inspired by his grandfather, John E. Brown, who was MIA/POW during World War II.
He married Julie Smith on Feb. 26, 2007.
Mr. Andrews was preceded in death by his sister, Joni Andrews, and his grandparents, Beanie Andrews, John E. Brown and Lola Holcomb.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Andrews, and expectant daughter of New Braunfels; a son, Daylan Deen Andrews of New Braunfels; his parents, Andy and Sondra Andrews of Cameron; a brother, Jarrett Andrews of Sunny vale; his grandmother, Colleen Andrews of Cameron; parents-in-law, Lawrence and Shirley Smith of Manvel; and a brother-in-law, Jeremy Smith of Manvel.
Donations may be made to the Andrews children trust fund set up at Classic Bank in Cameron.