Anastacio Torres Jr. 1939 - 2011 Augusta

Paid family tribute

Reverend Anastacio "Andy" Torres Jr., 72, Augusta, retired United Methodist pastor, entered eternal life on June 16, 2011. Viewing was Monday, June 20, at Headley Funeral Chapel of Augusta. Funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Augusta. Internment at Elmwood Cemetery, Augusta. Andy was born Jan. 22, 1939 to Anastacio and Caratina "Carrie" Torres in Marquette, Kan. He married Judy M. Dill of Augusta, on July 1, 1961. Andy retired from the United States Army as a Major in 1981. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Andy served United Methodist Churches more than 20 years including: Haddam, Morrowville, Kinsley, Belle Plaine, Peck, Halstead, Zion in Wichita, St. Paul and Grandview of Arkansas City. He continued his ministry as a Hospice Chaplain and was blessed to participate in the Brothers in Blue ministry. The time he spent with his family brought him great joy and laughter. He was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Gregario, Phillipe, Luciano, Videl. Survivors include: his loving and devoted wife of almost 50 years Judy M. Dill (parents, Kenneth and Azela Dill) of Augusta; brother, Anthony "Tony" Torres of Chicago; daughter, Lucinda (Wes) Crenshaw of Lawrence, Diana (Donald) Acker of Newalla, Okla., Renee (Dane) Stark of Augusta, Carrie (Heath) Poe of Lawrence; 16 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Suggested memorials to United Methodist Church, American Heart Association, American Cancer Association, local VFW. The family extends a special thanks to the Regency Hospital of Northwest Arkansas staff for their dedicated care and love that surrounded him during his final days.

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