Wednesday, September 21, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce that Andrew Jackson York passed away on September 20, 2022, at the age of 92. Andrew was born on April 14, 1930, to Sgt. Alvin C. York and Gracie York. Though having a famous father, Andrew grew up the same as other children in the Wolf River Valley. He married Helen Lowrey in 1948. The couple raised two children and eventually welcomed numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a variety of jobs throughout the years whether helping out around the York home and farm, logging trees on the farm, or selling cars, though most of our visitors will remember Andrew as the park ranger they met on their trip to the homesite. In his 41 years as a park ranger at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, countless visitors were able to meet and talk with Andrew. He always had a smile on his face, was welcoming to the visitors, answered any question that they had, and made them feel at home. After he retired in 2013, Andrew still came down to the park to chat with visitors whether in his family’s home or at park events. He would also attend events held across Tennessee and the United States related to Sgt. York as his health would allow. Andrew will be greatly missed by all who knew him though he will live on forever in our memories. The family will receive friends and family from 5:00-8:00 PM CST at Jennings Funeral Home in Jamestown on Friday, September 23rd. They will also receive friends at family at the Jennings Funeral Home beginning at 12:00 PM CST on Saturday, September 24th, until the services begin at 2:00 PM CST.
The Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park Visitor Center will be closing at 12:00 PM CST on Saturday, September 24th, to attend the services and pay our respects.