Andrew E. McDavid, Jr.


Andrew E. McDavid, Jr., 80, passed away comfortably and surrounded by love, on July 19, 2022 in Goodyear, AZ. Drew was the oldest child of Col. Andrew and Mrs. Virginia McDavid, born July 11, 1942 in Tucson, AZ. Life in an Air Force family allowed him to live in Germany, Japan, Australia and various stateside locations before graduating from Northern AZ. University and embarking on a career in the Navy. At NAU he was a proud member and president of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Deciding to leave active duty for the Naval Reserves, he was recruited to join the CIA and become a valued analyst and liaison officer, securing two coveted assignments to Australia. He continued with the Naval Reserve, retiring with the rank of Commander before completing his career in the CIA, after which he worked briefly as a contract training officer for the Agency. His Naval career led him to Denver where he met and married Carmen Ullrich. Drew and Carmen would be blessed with two sons, Andrew E. McDavid III (Tripp) and Samuel Teel. Tripp was tragically lost in a car accident at the age of 22 while a senior at VA. Tech. Although AZ was always home, Carmen’s native Minn. was a much more pleasant locale to spend summers, and so they split their time between the two while enjoying travel at home and abroad. Drew loved military history, classic Rock ‘n Roll, and especially Sam, his wife Leita and three grandsons, Tristan, Xander and Cason. He will be remembered for his dedication to fitness and being a meticulous organizer of music and antique collections. He was courageous in facing down cancer, not once, but twice. His family and friends miss him, as do sister MaryLynn McDavid and family of Jacksonville, FL. And brother Stephen McDavid and family of Ocean Springs, MS. 

A Celebration of Life is planned for Sept. 25 from 1pm-3pm at his home at 25550 River Hills Lane, D.L. Followed by a service and burial at Lake Park Cemetery. Donations in his memory can be made to Hospice of Cancer Treatment Center of America. Their kindness will not soon be forgotten.

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