Andrew "Andy" Cantu Jr., 72, of Waxahachie, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007. He was born to Otila Cantu and the late A. O. Cantu on Dec. 31, 1934, in Waxahachie.

Andy was a loving father and was very devoted to his family. He was well respected in the community and affected so many lives in his service to others. He loved the opportunity to help someone and was such a giving person.

Andy graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1952 and joined the United States Army in 1953. He worked for Owens Corning in Waxahachie for 13 years and owned and operated Loma Alta. He also worked in the home improvement business and retired from WISD Marvin Campus.

From all the individuals that Andy has helped, to so many family members and friends; he will be so missed, but hopefully his giving spirit will live on through the lives that he has touched.

He is survived by his loving mother, Otila Cantu of Waxahachie; daughter, Vicki Dawson and husband, Troy of Waxahachie; son David Cantu and wife, Monica of Austin; daughter-in-law Nell Cantu of Waxahachie; brothers Regan Cantu of West, John Cantu and wife Susan of Midlothian, Joe Cantu and wife Lila of Waxahachie; grandsons Jacob Andrew Green of Waxahachie, Andres O. Cantu IV of Waxahachie; granddaughters, Jessica Martinez of Austin, Haley Dawson of Waxahachie, Lyndsey Dawson of Denton; and many numerous extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, A. O. Cantu in 1996; his loving wife, Carolina Cantu in 2001 and his son, Andres O. Cantu III in 2003.

Services to celebrate his life were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home. Interment followed at Waxahachie City Cemetery.