Sockwell, Andrew

Andrew Philipp Sockwell

September 26, 1991 - October 9, 2020

Andrew Philipp Sockwell of Richardson, Texas passed away in Plano, Texas on October 9, 2020 at the age of 29. He was born on September 26, 1991 in Bryan, Texas and was the only child of Timothy R. and Maria (Mendoza) Sockwell.  Andrew graduated from Cypress Woods High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas.
He is survived by his parents of Cypress, Texas; fiancée, Lauren Mecke of Richardson, Texas; grandmother, Flora Lingad Mendoza; several aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Philippines; as well as aunts, Letha Skala and Tammy Brenner and several cousins in Texas.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Alejandro M. Mendoza in Philippines; grandmother and cousin, Emily Anne Skala in Texas.

Andrew enjoyed playing baseball and was an avid hockey player, goalie, referee, and coach. He volunteered and briefly worked at the StarCenter Plano Ice Rink before working at MonkeySports in Allen, TX as a sales associate, customer service representative, and fraud analyst.

In the last four days of his life, Andrew started as a Police Recruit for the Plano (TX) Police Department. He aspired to join the police department for many years and wanted to serve in a career where he could help his community. Andrew was an inspiration & role model to his fellow classmates and will continue to leave a positive lasting impression on them for many years to come.

Being newly engaged and beginning his dream career, Andrew was incredibly happy the last days of his life. Father and Mother could not ask for a better child growing up and were extremely proud to watch him grow up into a very dignified and respected young man. He will be missed by his family, his fiancée and her family, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity brothers, coworkers, and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. Francis of Assissi in Frisco, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco, Texas. A “come and go” visitation will be held on Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing. 

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Andrew will be greatly missed. He worked for several years with our company and was always such a smart, intelligent, kind and respectful employee and young man. His managers, piers and co-workers spoke highly of Andrew. We are so proud you were pursuing your dream, and our hearts are heavy that your journey here as ended, but your spirit and legacy continue on. Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. Kendra Barrett, October 19, 2020 Our hearts are breaking as we mourn the loss of sweet Andrew. It was an honor having him as part of our lives and we are so proud to call him family. We will continue to love and support Tim, Maria and Lauren through this great loss. Praying for healing during this most difficult time. Tammy, Sam & Mattie Brenner, October 16, 2020 Andrew, even though you are gone away...your love will always be here to touched our hearts with so many things...God knew you were the one to save...He took you home to get some rest...even though we loved you best...Our hearts are filled with so much pain...God loved you more, there was no shame...At this time we must let go...your memories we will keep a flow...Rest our dear cousin with peace of mind...Your memories will live on through... ;( ;( We missed u.
Tomelden Baldesco Razon Froilan Family, October 15, 2020
Great fraternity brother, even better big brother. Will be missed. Christopher Raymond, October 15, 2020 I want to send my deepest condolences to Andrew's family, fiancee, and closest friends. I have worked with him for a number of years here at Monkey Sports. I could not have been more proud of him pursuing his career in law enforcement and I made sure to tell him at his goodbye pizza party. What a great young man! It has been an honor and a pleasure to have worked with him and to have just known him. Heaven gained an amazing angel!! RIP are missed!!
Jannie B, October 15, 2020 Dearest Family and Financee, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Andrew's death, so sudden and so unexpected. He was a wonderful fraternity brother and I was so pleased to be on the Board of Advisors during his time at UTD and his outstanding service as an officer. I will always remember his smile and his dedication and service. I know he would have been a most outstanding officer of the law, serving with great empathy and compassion, with a lot of tough love where and when needed. Please know that you are in my continuous thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Andrew's life. Though hard to accept this loss, I know his spirit will live in those who loved him so much. Blessings to each of you/ Charlie Barker (Emory '67, UTD honorary '15)
Charles Barker MD, October 15, 2020
Andrew, my brother, I am sorry that I didn't reach out to you more often. I love you and I miss you. I will always remember you and the good times we shared. I will promise to check in on Lauren from time to time. Thank you for being a big part of my college life. I will always take inspiration in the fact that you never gave up on your dream and was able to achieve it. I am forever proud to be your friend and brother. Love, Jeep Jeep Kulsirimongkol, October 15, 2020 God bless you Andrew. Rest in peace until we are all called to our Lord's side. Tim and Mary Walsh, October 15, 2020 I want to convey my deepest condolences to the proud parents Mr & Mrs Tim Sockwell Jean M.Montemayor, October 14, 2020 Tim and Maria. Kim and I are so sorry for your loss. While I never met Andrew, Tim and I talked of his life journey often on the golf course. He had a dream and was realizing. That is special. David Fannon, October 14, 2020 My deepest sympathy and condolences to Auntie Long and Uncle Tim. I'm so sorry for their loss of a good, kindhearted and devoted son. I've never met Andrew but through Auntie Long's stories about him and how she described her son you will know how good and perfect son he is. Rest in peace in the loving arms of our Lord, Andrew. God prepares a place for you in heaven where you can enjoy unending love, peace and happiness. Pray for all of us, your parents and your fiance as well and that we may live a life seeking only Jesus as our Lord and personal Saviour. So long and until we meet in another lifetime. Love your cousin, Maribeth Marbeth Manuel Evangelista , October 14, 2020 My condolences go out to you guys. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you process and work through all that has happened in the last week. Kim Feldhoff Kim Feldhoff, October 14, 2020 Our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to you Maria and Tim. We are incredibly sad to hear this. We pray for healing for you and your family, his fiancée, and his friends. We will be here for you, just call on us. Scott & Karin Wessels, October 14, 2020 My prayers are with Lauren and Andrew's family in this hard time. Sarah Blakeley, October 14, 2020 Taken far too soon, Andrew was a kind gentleman just embarking on his life long dreams of marriage and career. Still he had already made a wonderful impact on all his family, fiancé and friends and those in the community he served. We were just beginning to get to know you but already saw what a fine young man you were. Forever in our hearts you will be missed. Rest In Peace Andrew Jim and Diane Scott, October 14, 2020 Prayers to his parents and Lauren. May God give you the strength in the hard time and to remember the great times you had with him. Nichelle Neal, October 14, 2020 We loved Sockwell and our hearts are broken that he is gone. We will forever miss his smile and heart. One day we will meet again. Jared and Boston Smith, October 13, 2020 Sending love & prayers Lauren know in your heart how much Andrew loved you and always cherish all the wonderful memories you shared. All’s Love You
Mike & Kelley Engel, October 13, 2020 God speed, sir. Kevin McGee PPD, October 13, 2020 My family and I were so sad to hear about Andrew. They had always told me so many wonderful things about him and his relationship with Lauren. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this most difficult time. Julie and Paul Michas
Julie Michas, October 13, 2020