Joe Cephus Andrew of Cleveland, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. He was 83.

Mr. Andrew was retired from the Army, 82nd Airborne having served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Andrew of Cleveland; two sons, Rodney Andrew of Cleveland and Ricky Erwin Andrew of Monroe, Wash.; one daughter, Debra Diane Massey of Midwest City; two sisters, Hazel Epps of Seattle, Wash., and Nina Martin of Santa Fe, N.M.; one brother, J.D. Andrew of Wichita, Kan., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.