Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Andrew Nester ANDREW NESTER, 87, was born in 1932 in Floyd, VA to Cullen & Racheal Nester and passed away from a long illness on Feb. 1, 2020. He was the 2nd of 3 children born to Cullen & Racheal. During his Navy tour of service from 1950 to 1954, he married Janet Clower, a local Floyd woman in 1952. After he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy he attended Virginia Tech, completed his electrical engineering degree in 1957 and went on to pursue his career at Western Electric and AT&T. Andy and Janet had three children, two girls and a boy throughout the course of the marriage, and settled in Mesquite, TX. After Andy retired from AT&T in 1988 he and Janet traveled extensively together. Subsequently Janet became terminally ill and tragically passed in 1993. Andy remarried in 1996 to Mary Frances Wilson- Spangler. a Floyd native, and they both settled in Floyd, VA where they were both active members of the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Andy found great satisfaction as the sound, video, and audio engineer at the church and ultimately facili- tated the video and audio installation in several other local congregations. Few men can walk as Christians like Andy did. He is survived by his wife, Mary Nester; his younger brother, Rev. Curtis Nester; his children, Melinda McIlroy, Melanie Lynass, and Mark Nester; Mary’s children, Eldon Spangler and Ann Reynolds; his grandchildren, Morganne, Logan, Maura, Nicole, Mason, Todd, Max, Sam, and Jake; along with six great-grandchildren. Andy is preceded in death by his older sister, Charlotte.