Andy was a home taught student through Hiawatha Middle School. Andy was the co-founder of "Wrap A Hug," a program made to help the homeless. He also gathered pop tab lids for children. He was very active in charity work ranging from bake sales to fundraisers to help give terminally ill children musical CD's.
Andy enjoyed country music. He became very good friends with country music singers Buddy Jewell and Chris Young. Through their friendship Andy became friends with hundreds of people throughout the world. Andy was a strong believer in God's word and had a beautiful gift of sharing his love of God with others. Andy became an inspiration to many in need of faith and hope.
Andy is survived by many who love and cherish his time on earth. His parents, Gary and Della (Dalberg) Folsom, two brothers, Phillip and Maxwell Folsom, all of the home. His Grandparents, Donald and Barbara Dalberg of Everest, KS; Brenda and Harry Lewis, Hiawatha, KS; Great-Grandmother Della Harding, Leavenworth, KS. His Godfather, Mike Rodgers, Nashville, TN; Godparents Gerald and Paula Folsom, Denton, KS; Three mentors: Mary Maggart, North Little Rock, AR; Matt Howard, Douglasville, GA; and Buddy Jewell, Nashville, TN. His life long home health nurse, Michelle Martindale, Hiawatha, KS. Also survived by several cousins, aunts, uncles and hundreds of friends.
Andy is preceded in death with his Grandparents Dean and Jane Folsom, Great-Grandparents, and his Aunt Elizabeth Green-Smith.
Friends and family may visit with Andy Tuesday, January 5, 2010 between the hours of 6 pm - 8 pm at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, KS. Andy's family asks that all friends and family come and join them in his Celebration of Life service on Wednesday, January 6th at 1:30 pm at the Robinson United Methodist Church in Robinson, KS. Graveside services will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson, KS.