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William “Bill” C. Andrews

William C. “Bill” Andrews, of Gainesville, FL, died March 4th, 2021, at Haven Hospice. He was born January 24, 1934 in Tampa, FL. His parents, Claud F. Andrews and Agatha L. Andrews, lived in Lacoochee, FL at the time and Bill grew up there until he graduated from the University of Florida in 1955. He attended and graduated from Pasco High School in Dade City, FL in 1951 where he met the love of his life, Cedora “Dodie” Platt. They were married in 1955 upon Bill’s graduation from UF Business School and Dodie’s graduation from FSU. While at UF, Bill was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Florida Blue Key. They moved to Gainesville immediately thereafter so Bill could attend Law School and Dodie taught first and second grades in Bronson and Gainesville. Upon his graduation from Law School in 1958, Bill was inducted into the U.S Army, stationed at Ft. Jackson, SC.
Upon his discharge, Bill and Dodie returned to Gainesville, and Bill became an associate of James C. Adkins, Jr. in his law practice in 1959. He practiced law from that date until 1998 when he retired. He was associated in the practice of law with Jack Lowry, Steve Lewallen, Phil DeLaney, and in 1983, Andrews and DeLaney merged with Scruggs & Carmichael, P.A. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1966 and served in that office until 1978. Subsequently he was appointed to The Florida Education Council (Advisory to The Florida Department of Education), the Florida Commission on Ethics, and the Gainesville Downtown Redevelopment Agency. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and the Eastside Garden Club
Bill was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne A. Kilker, and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cedora P. (Dodie) Andrews, daughter, Claudia (Gary) Mills, son William C. (Cindy) Andrews, Jr., grandsons Carter and Taylor Mills, Tommy and Justin Kilker, and William Andrews III, and granddaughter Jessica L. Andrews. Funeral Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to First United Methodist Church 419 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL 32601. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!