Funeral services for Benjamin (Coach) "Bennie" Andrade, age 68, of Brownwood will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Brown County, with David Barnum officiating. Interment to follow in Greenleaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel.
He passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Brownwood, Texas. "Bennie" was born on Nov.13, 1942, in Brownwood, Texas, to John and Julia (Mendoza) Andrade.
"Bennie" was a graduate of Brownwood High School (1961) and was involved in Golden Gloves during that time. He also received his Bachelor's Degree from Howard Payne University and began his teaching career in 1970, and it was his passion to teach, he was very dedicated in all his years of teaching Spanish to students and was always the first one there and the last one to leave. He enjoyed many types of sports, such as softball and baseball. "Bennie" loved to teach, and was also a coach for many years, he coached and taught in many towns such as Comanche, Bangs, Abbott, Moody, Brownwood, Corsicana, China Springs, Santa Anna, and Crystal City. He also worked at TYC in Brownwood, besides from teaching he loved playing pool, dancing and enjoyed going to Fiesta Week in San Antonio, Texas.
He is survived by three daughters, Deanna and husband Juan Gonzalez of Austin, Texas, Julie Johnson of Dallas, Texas, and Tasha Andrade of Bedford, Texas; one son, "Benny" Andrade Jr. and wife Heidi of Bangs, Texas; eight grandchildren, Victoria Gonzalez, Trey Tijerina, Evan Johnson, Drew Andrade, Elise Andrade, Jaxon Andrade, Molly Andrade and Madylin Bauermeister; one sister, Jane Waibel of San Antonio, Texas; and two brothers, Joel Andrade and wife Linda Weathers of Brownwood, Texas, and Dr. Juan Andrade and wife Elena of Chicago, Ill. Also, one sister-in-law, Flora Andrade of San Antonio, Texas, one uncle, Frederico Yanez of Brownwood; one aunt, San Juana Ybarra of Burley, Idaho; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.
"Bennie" was preceded in death by his parents, John and Julia Andrade; and a brother, Daniel Andrade.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of your choice.
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