Andrew Morris Crask, 75 of Hendersonville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. He was the son of the late Samuel Andrew and Nellie E. Morris Crask. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Sammy and David Crask; and a sister, Sally Ann Crask.
Born in Indiana, Mr. Crask served in the US Marine Corps and retired from Texas Instruments of Dallas TX. He often spoke of his happiest memories with his parents, siblings and cousins on North Beach of Corpus Christi, TX during the 50s and 60s. During this time, he learned what would become a lifelong hobby of making homemade fishing lures. He would send these to his family and friends with an inspirational note of well wishes on their next fishing trip.
Andrew held a passion for nature which is what drew him to the beautiful town of Hendersonville, North Carolina. He loved to walk when the weather was pretty, especially the springtime. He also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds. He did not shy away from a good laugh and had a passion for humor. In his later years he began to paint and draw and blessed his grandchildren with his works of art.
Surviving him are two daughters, Debbie Renea Roketa (Ken) and Carol Lynn Crask (David), one son, Andrew Mark Crask, two sisters, sisters Celeste McCarley and Lisa Brazil; brother, Michael Crask; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Renea Smith, Ashley Dawn Allen, Kenneth Wayne Mcada, John Houston O’Neal, Cody Arnold Mcada, Timothy Ray Mcada, and Abby Crask; 13 great-grandchildren, Gilbert Smith, Sky Azul Mcada, Katy Lynn Murphy, Wesley Colton Allen, Zachery Hayden Allen, Travis Fox Murphy, Luna Lynn Mcada, Estelle Marie Mcada, Nova Elizabeth Mcada, Mason O’Neal, Eli Mcada, Ella Mcada, and Emmett Mcada; and one great-great-grandchild, Torin Smith.
Special thanks for the many friends and workers at the Charles George VA Medical Center and the Henderson County Veterans Service Office, who all worked diligently to keep him healthy.
A memorial donation may be made to the Western North Carolina VA Healthcare System in memory of Andrew Crask. Checks should be payable to Voluntary Service and mailed to: Voluntary Service, 1100 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC 28805. The funds will be used to support Veterans receiving services at the Western North Carolina VA Healthcare System.