Offutt, Andrew Jefferson, V

Posted: Wed 2:17 PM, May 01, 2013
Funeral Home: Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals in Morehead
Andrew Jefferson Offutt V, 78, of Haldeman Heights, passed away April 30, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Louisville. He was the son of the late A.J. and Helen Spaninger Offutt.

Offutt spent his childhood years in Taylorsville. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville, which he attended on a Ford Foundation scholarship. He served as president of Big Brothers in Lexington and was a member of Kiwanis of Lexington. He began a full-time writing career in 1969 and published more than 50 books. Offutt served two terms as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and was a consultant to Writers’ Digest Criticism Services. He was guest of honor at more than 80 science fiction conventions.

Offutt is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Joe (Jodie) McCabe Offutt; four children, Chris Offutt and his wife, Melissa, of Oxford, Miss., Jeff Offutt and his wife, Jian, of Fairfax, Va., Scotty Hyde and her husband, Jim, of Bowling Green, and Melissa Offutt of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Sam, James, Stephanie, Joyce and Andrew Offutt; and his sister, Jane Offutt Burns of Lubbock, Texas.

The family will receive visitors from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Friday at Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Claire Regional Hospice & Palliative Care, St. Claire Foundation, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead KY 40351. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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