It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew George Drysdale announces his passing at the age of 40 after an auto accident on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Manhattan, KS.
Andrew will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his daughters of the home Maggie and Adeen Drysdale, Murran and Ainsley McKellips, his parents George and Margaret Drysdale, his sister and brother-in-law Amanda and Craig Kinnon, nephew and niece Ross and Lucy Kinnon, all of Linlithgow, Scotland, U.K.
His maternal auntie Geraldine Innes and cousins Frazier Innes of Surrey, England; and Simon Innes of Goya, India; cousins Bobby, David and Elaine Drysdale all of Linlithgow. His father and mother-in-law Dick and Belinda Robison, sister-in-law Melanie Savage of Coffeyville, his brother-in-law Doug Robison of Belton, MO, his other Missouri relatives and many, many friends in America and the UK.
Andrew was born in Falkirk Infirmary on the 23rd of May 1978. He grew up in Linlithgow, Scotland, and attended Linlithgow Primary School from the age of 5 until he was 12. From age 12 to age 16 he attended Linlithgow Academy. He joined Linlithgow Rugby Club when he was 7 and a half and played in center attack and had great success. He joined the sea scouts when he was 9 years old and loved all of the activities. In sea scouts he also got the opportunity to meet the Queen and had a short conversation with her. He joined the RAF Air Cadets when he was 13 years old where he developed his keen interest in marksmanship. In the cadets he achieved the rank of sergeant and also represented Scotland and Northern Ireland in Rugby.
Andrew was in the choir where it became notable that he was a very good singer.
He enjoyed singing at family occasions and at charity events. It was thrilling to hear his big booming voice sing A cappella or singing while he did yard work. His voice could be heard over the noises of the mower.
He worked and traveled extensively. He enjoyed fishing, darts, target practice, and playing his weekly poker game with his mates.
In 2006 he met Rebecca, the love of his life. On September 1, 2007, in Eureka Springs, AR, Andrew married Rebecca with whom they had two girls Maggie and Adeen to join their sisters Murran and Ainsley.
Andrew graduated from Coffeyville Community College Welding Institute and joined the Steamfitters Local 441.
He was preceded in death on November 4, 2014, by his wife Rebecca.
A guest book will be available to sign on April 10, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville. The family suggests memorials be made for an Education fund for the children and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. There will be a covered dish luncheon held after the service at the Windsor Place Events Center at 8th and Walnut. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Condolences and love to all his family. So many happy memories of our teenage years at Belsyde Court. Rest in peace big man x
Our love and deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Bruce, Julia and Caili
“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” —Emily Dickinson
Bruce, Julia, and Caili CrowSan Antonio, TX
RIP Andrew reunited again with your beloved Becca
Sylvia & Bob KinnonEdinburgh, KS
Deepest condolences to all the family.
Farewell big man. Thanks for the many laughs we had and all the great times from back in the day. Your memory will glow like burning coal. Take care and be good!
My deepest condolences to the family of Andrew Drysdale. I am truly sorry for your loss and that i cannot be there to say my goodbyes but you will be in my prayers
Stacey VernonJunction City, KS
A true gentleman will be sorely missed.
Like all who were privileged to have been in Andrews life I am still saddened by the news that he has passed, I had known Andrew since we were 2 yrs old in Chalmers Hall Playgroup in Linlithgow, I forgot how long it was, we had so many great memories from the Belsyde group of friends, the mischief we all used to get up to was rather comical, problem was we all got older and moved away, not seeing each other like we all did, but we always kept in contact through the years
My thoughts are with family at this very sad time
RIP Andrew & Becca x 💔
Darryl LawrenceAberdeen, Scotland,
Still hurt from trying to tackle you playing rugby. Gentle giant! Rest in peace buddy x
Gone but never forgotten, love to all the family.xx
Elaine Drysdale CramondLinlithgow,
Thoughts are with u and your family so tragic such a loss taken far to soon rip big man x
My deepest sympathies to Andrews family.A Big man with a big heart loved by many. I’ll always remember play group at chalmers hall, ‘British and the gerries” , epic games of two man hunt around belsyde court, Sea Scout camps and teaching me to scrum at school rugby.
You will be forever fondly remembered and dearly missed.
Deepest condolences for your loss from the Stirton clan.
Andrew was one of the most welcoming and fun people to be around and we will all miss his infectious laugh and stories!
Gone far too soon.
Mike, Sarah and FamilyEdinburgh,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Tom and Delores Blevins
Tom and Delores BlevinsCoffeyville, KS
I am so sorry to hear this. I know this is going to be a tough time for you and his daughters. We will be thinking of you.
JANIS HAWKLONGTON, KS
I hope we can make it to the service. I was diagnosed with pneumonia Thursday, then came down with a head cold on Friday and have felt rotten since.You're in our prayers, Love you!
Roberta & Jim DixonCoffeyville, KS
Although we’re many miles away in Scotland, we mourn with you, the sad loss of Andrew. Love from Jean, Henry and family
Dearest Andrew, I was so looking forward to catching up with my Nephew, who I last saw a a little blonde toddler, how the years have past. I loved hearing all the news of you & your family, felt the pain you had when you lost Becca but the lovely family you both made together.I always appreciated the beautiful words written by you on how you were feeling . I will
never forget you, A beautiful soul, RIP Andrew, Your Aunty Gerry X
My deepest condolences to Andrew's family on both sides of the pond. I knew Andrew from when we were kids growing up in Belsyde Court. He was 2 years older than me and apparently could remember me in diapers! I got to share a wonderful childhood growing up him and a great group of friends in Belsyde Court, Linlithgow. I watched Andrew pass milestones like going off to school, then the academy, turning 17 and getting a driver's licence, and finally leaving school and going off into the world. Having lived abroad for a few years now, I also had that in common with him. I had exchanged messages with him in recent years about the difficulties in living away from Scotland. Talking to him helped me a lot.
Take care big man. I am glad I grew up with you as my friend.
Clark FinlayOwen Sound,
My deepest condolences to the family. May God give you peace & comfort at this time.
Lisa BarronCoffeyville, KS
I am So very Sad and Sorry about the Loss of Andrew! My heart is broken for you All esp those Girls. I’m sending Peace and Love to all of you.
Kimberly PerschallBartlesville, OK
My prayers go out to this family.
Kim StandridgeLawrence, KS
I am so sorry this has happened to such a good family. I can't even imagine what you all are going through. May God give you the strength you need in the coming days. Special prayers for those innocent little girls who have had way too much tragedy in their young life. Love to you all. Ruth Depew
Ruth DepewShawnee, KS
May God surround your family with peace and comfort! Rest easy knowing all will be well with your beautiful girls! I hope you and Becca have reunited and will serve as angels over your girls!
Sally HerrellSaginaw, TX
My deepest sympathies. A life gone too soon. My prayers and thoughts surround his girls, family and friends. May he rest in Peace.
Melissa HurleyBroken Arrow, OK
Our hearts are heavy for your loss . We are praying for all of Andrews family . With sincere sympathy and love always .
Dennis and Alyson .
Dennis and Alyson WingertLawrence, KS