Jerry Eugene Andress, age 91, passed away from this life on Monday, January 25, 2021 in Collins, Mississippi. He was born On November 16, 1929, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to Krystal Lee Andress and Florence Evelyn Callahan Andress. Jerry was a loving husband, devoted father, fierce advocate, mentor, colleague, and loyal friend. After retiring as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jerry earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston. He served the citizens of Bell and Liberty Counties for more than fifty years as both a prosecutor and private attorney. He was a member of the Liberty County Bar Association, Pop’s Ferry Road Baptist Church in Biloxi and formerly a member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton, TX. Jerry loved his country, his family, his friends and the law. He dedicated his life to the practice of law and service to our nation.
Graveside Funeral Rites with full military honors for Mr. Jerry Andress will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021, at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.
Mr. Andress was preceded in death by his mother and father and his loving wife of 62 years, Billie Janet “Jan” Andress. Survivors include his wife, Angela Hughes-Krzyzanowski of Biloxi; 4 children, Leigh Hlavety and husband, Martin of Lake Tahoe, NV, Ted Allen Andress and wife, Varshay of Littleton, CO, Andy Glen Andress and wife Joanie of Las Vegas, and Jamie Andress; 4 step-children, Brandy Andrews, Gerian Terry, Christian Jasper, and Andrea Hughes; 6 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of beloved friends and colleagues. We can rest assured, knowing that he is happy with God. We know he will certainly miss all of his friends, co-workers and many clients over the years.
The families address for condolences is:
245 McDonnell Avenue
Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project.