Andrew Samuel Boswell, age 80, passed away June 7, 2016. He is survived by wife of almost 13 years Clara Faye Boswell and was predeceased by first wife of 43 years, Beverly Boswell. He had 4 children, Pam Mercado of Branford, Andrew V. Boswell and wife Susan of Bell, Tulah Bishoff and husband Jason of Tifton, Ga. and Josh Boswell and wife Melanie of Louisville, Ky. along with three stepchildren Marsha Ward and husband Sherrod of O'Brien, Dean Durden and wife Amelia of McAlpin and Allen Durden and wife Marcie of Symrna, Tn. He had 17 grand and stepchildren and nine great step-grandchildren. He has one surviving sister Peggy Thomas of High Springs and was predeceased by sisters Mattie Branch, Marie Bunkley and brother John Boswell.
He served 26 years in the United States Navy and was a part of the Cuban Missile Crisis and both the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He was stationed in multiple locations throughout the United States and served in two overseas duty stations throughout his military career. He also worked for the Gilchrist County school system as a bus driver for 13 years, often commenting on his enjoyment of both the children he transported and his co-workers with whom he formed long lasting friendships.
He was a Member of Branford Church of God and his Christian faith was readily evident in all he did and to all who knew him. He lived his life by example with strong values, a love of God, family and country. His favorite past times over the years were fishing, cooking Carolina style BBQ and enjoying good food and fellowship with friends and family. His presence on this earth will be deeply missed, but his family is comforted by the knowledge he is in his eternal resting place free of the troubles of this world.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10 at Branford Church of God with Rev. Dale Dansby and Rev. Joe Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Advent Christian Cemetery in Gilchrist County.
Please sign the guest book at www.danielsfuneralhome.com.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak & Branford, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
Published on June 9, 2016