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Thomas “Tom” Benjamin Andrews III, 77, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning, October 17, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he was a son of the late Thomas Benjamin Andrews, Jr. and the late Julia Loveless Andrews. Tom was a member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church. Tom was a retired laboratory salesman for Fisher Scientific. He was a Past President and former 10-year board member for Southside Fire Department, which is now Chatham Emergency Services. Tom was a member of The Exchange Club of Savannah. He enjoyed boating, fishing, watching the Georgia Bulldogs, and playing golf. Tom loved talking to everyone and never met a stranger.

Surviving are his wife, Anne Chestnut Andrews; one daughter, Melanie Brooks and her husband, Terry; one son, Greg Andrews and his wife, Kae; two granddaughters, Lauren Brooks and Elizabeth Brooks; one step-daughter, Lindsay Nesmith and her fiancée, Shannon Lamp; one step-grandson, Sawyer Lamp; one sister, Lois Hammett and her husband, Jay, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Elaine Cooper Andrews.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening, October 21, 2020, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by J. Lynn Daniell. Private interment will be in the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church Gardens.

Remembrances: American Cancer Society – Suite 102, 4849 Paulsen Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405-4424 or Chatham Emergency Services – 1399 Dean Forest Road, Savannah, Georgia 31405-9307.

Please click here to watch Tom’s service via Zoom.

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  1. Jim Allen says:

    Condolences to Tom’s family. Tom and I were in the S/P training class together in Atlanta. He was a fun person to be around and I respected him greatly. He was an outstanding part of the S/P salesforce. He will be missed.

  2. Crystal Norris says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Tom. He was such a sweet and gentle soul. His smile radiated. I am glad to have been a small part of his life and I am glad that you found each other. Each time I think of him, it brings a smile to my face. Thinking of you in this difficult time and wishing you moments of peace and comfort in the days to come.


  3. Michael Parrish says:

    Anne and Family,

    I am honored to have known time while is was with Fisher. A true gentleman and a true friend. I always enjoyed my phone chats with Tom while driving down the road trying to solve world problems.

    Will truly be missed and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. John and Dee Kortes says:

    I am saddened beyond belief even though I have been expecting this news for a long time. I called Tom my superman because of all the major medical problems he has had, Cancer problems, Heart problems, etc. He overcame more than anyone I have ever known. From the very first moment that I met him at the golf course I felt that I had known him all my life. I felt closer to him than any one else I have ever known including friends or blood relatives. I hope we will have our reunion with our Maker, JESUS. Even though we reached the point of not being able to travel back and forth , we did spend a good bit of time each week or two on the phone. I loved the man as a very close Brother. God Bless Him and I look forward to our final lives together and I hope it is not to long away.


  5. Phil House says:

    Anne and families. I had the great pleasure of knowing Tom since 1970. As a new sales rep with S/P back then, I traveled with Tom for two different weeks to learn more about being a successful sale rep. I learned so much from him and we stayed friends ever since. When I joined Fisher Healthcare, in 2000 Tom and I reconnected, and during that time ,had the please of meeting you as well. So very sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your families, and RIP Tom.

    Phil and Patsy

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