Andrew Randolph Autry

andrew autry

August 29, 1964 ~ June 12, 2024

Born in: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Resided in: Atlanta, Georgia

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Andrew “Andy” Randolph Autry of Stone Mountain, who died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on June 12, 2024. Andy was preceded in death by his father, Amos “Pete” Autry, and his mother, Margaret B. Autry. Andy is survived by his brother, Edward Autry and wife, Hannah, Memphis, Tennessee; nieces, Abigail Grace Autry, Winter Park, Florida and Mary Elizabeth Autry, Memphis, Tennessee; his former and beloved sister-in-law, Mary Autry, Memphis, Tennessee; a large and caring extended family, many wonderful and cherished friends, and countless esteemed colleagues.

Andy was born on August 29, 1964, in Stone Mountain, Georgia. After graduating from Stone Mountain High School, Andy attended The University of Georgia where he excelled in his undergraduate studies. Andy continued his education, and through hard work and diligence, earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from The University of Georgia. Andy returned to the Atlanta area where he utilized his virtuosity in a lifelong career of public service at the CDC.

Andy not only possessed intellect and brilliance, but a caring, humble heart and magnetic personality. Perhaps this is why Andy so easily made many new friends over the decades, but always remained close with those from his childhood.
Even when battling for his own life, Andy made sure his mother’s needs were looked after; that his nieces received flowers on Valentine’s Day; that his brother received regular phone calls just to check in on life. These are but a few examples of how Andy cared for his friends and family. His actions were not out of obligation, but were a reflection of his heart and the love he felt for others.
Andy fought the good fight and he finished his race. Andy was loved by all who knew him, and will be deeply missed by many. Blessed are those who call Andy a brother and friend.

Visitation will be at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain, on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm; the Funeral Service at Wages and Sons – Stone Mountain Chapel from 2:00pm – 2:45pm; and a final graveside service and burial at Stone Mountain Cemetery from 2:45pm – 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, those desiring please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Wages & Sons, Stone Mountain Chapel has charge. (770) 469-9811.


Visitation: June 22, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: Room A & B

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Funeral Service: June 22, 2024 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Room: Chapel

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


Interment: June 22, 2024 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Stone Mountain Cemetery
1025 Silver Hill Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30086

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  1. CandleImageAndy was a great guy!! Probably the sweetest I have ever met!! He was the glue of our class. My family and his were good friends. He is going to be TRULY MISSED!! LOVE YOU ANDY! ❤️❤️❤️

    • CandleImageAndy was a beautiful human being. And yes as Joni said the glue of our class. He always reached out in case you were hurting on in need. I am so glad we had these last few years to really reconnect. Rest in peace my friend. You are pain free and in a much better place I am sure of that.

  2. CandleImageEd & Family…. We will always remember Andy. He was always such a kindhearted & caring man. He was born & raised into a great family and we know all the wonderful memories will always be special. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you in this sad time. Love, (Uncle) Earl & (Aunt) Mary Beasley of Avera Ga.

  3. CandleImageAndy is unforgettable. His warmth, his smiles, his genuine care for his work and others have carved a forever spot in my heart. I will miss reminiscing about our high school days and I will miss emailing him at work for “MUST” help. Rest in sweet peace, Andy.

  4. CandleImageSo sad that our friend Andy is gone. Such a sweet guy with a big heart. I will miss him, but I’m grateful that I had the chance to know him.

  5. CandleImagePrayers for peace and comfort for Andy’s family and his many friends. I remember Andy as far back as elementary school. His family lived in the same neighborhood as my grandparents and his mother, Mrs. Autry taught math at our elementary school. Such a great guy, rest in peace, Andy! You will surely be missed but always remembered.

  6. CandleImageAndy, you were such an incredible person. Always smiling, always kind, always welcoming. I don’t think a sweeter person ever existed. The world lost one of its best, but your spirit has touched so many and will live on through all those who love you. Rest in beautiful peace, friend.

  7. CandleImageAndy was one of those rare people who treated everyone, no matter who you were, if you were in his click or not, the same! He always had an open ear and open heart for everyone! That’s why he has been the glue that held our class together for so many years following graduation!! I truly don’t know anyone from our class or school, who didn’t know Andy!! And his contributions to the community through his work was amazing! I am proud to have called Andy Autry my friend!
    God speed Andy, until we have another reunion in heaven with you again!
    Your friend,
    Laura Sasso Hannah

  8. CandleImageThe world is a little less kind without Andy in it. His warm smile and positive attitude were infectious, and he went out of his way to encourage everyone around him. Andy will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to Andy’s family during this difficult time.

  9. CandleImageAndy was a sweet and special presence over our many years together at CDC. I will miss his friendly smile, helpful attitude and many stories. He was a warm and truly lovely person and I was honored to have the chance to know him. May he, his family, and dear friends be at peace.
    Katie Green

  10. CandleImageI met Andy in 8th grade at SMHS, and my life has been brighter since. He was always the first to say hello, and I don’t think he ever met a stranger – you became fast friends from the start. He made you feel like you were the only person in the room. The world was just a better place with him in it. We are going to surely miss him. We love you, Andy, as big as Stone Mountain. Damn Good Dawg!

  11. CandleImageI came to know Andy through the close friendship that he and my son shared.A more gentle, unselfish and caring individual there never was.I will always remember and cherish how he took the time out to travel from Georgia to New Jersey to celebrate my 80th birthday dinner last December.His compassion for not only people but for the love of animals was truly inspirational. Andy, God Bless! You will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved you.

  12. It is hard to imagine the world without Andy. He embodied strength, warmth, and kindness all at the same time and was a wonderful friend and work colleague. A brilliant guy with so much on his shoulders, Andy always took the time to ask how you were. Andy fought the good fight and we are all so much better for having known and worked with him at CDC. Rest in peace my dear friend.

  13. CandleImageI’m so sorry to hear the news of Andy’s passing. I’ve read many posts here and on FaceBook. I always knew Andy was a kind guy, but after reading these posts, I realize I wish I had known him better – so many wonderful comments and memories. I wish I could be with all on Saturday, but I will be visiting my daughter. I will be there in spirit and thinking of Andy and all of you. Rest in peace Andy.

  14. CandleImageI’m so sorry to hear of Andy’ s passing.
    He was such a wonderful, caring and generous individual. He will definitely be missed and he was loved by many.

  15. CandleImageI am so thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know and work with Andy during my time at the CDC. Andy was a kind and generous person, always ready to lend a helping hand. I know that he has left a lasting impression on everyone he met. My deepest condolences to his family. He will be deeply missed.

  16. CandleImageYou were our “rock ” and HEART OF the Class of 1982. I’m forever greatful to have been your friend and very blessed to have known you. Thank you Andy for always being “you”. I will miss you Always, with Love Charlene Worthington

  17. CandleImageAndy was a sweet, strong, and calming presence at CDC. He was an amazing colleague, always happy to help and someone whom I always looked up to. May he rest in peace. Hope the friends and family find peace and comfort in his memories.

  18. I’m so very sorry to hear about Andy’s passing. I worked with him at the CDC in the ‘90s/early 2000s and, as so many have affirmed, he’s one of the nicest, kindest, and sweet human being there is. The world is better for him having been in it. My condolences to all who know and love him.

  19. CandleImageAndy was one of the kindest people I met when I first joined the office. He was one of the first people to greet me and I especially enjoyed his many stories about going to Las Vegas. Andy was a kind soul and will be dearly missed by everyone who had the opportunity to meet him. I’ll miss you, Andy. I wish all the best for every family member and friend that Andy has during this sad time; he was an original and I feel blessed to have known him.

  20. CandleImageAndy – my heart is broken and I know you would not want it to be. You are truly one of the kindest, most generous humans I
    Have had the good fortune to know. I hope you are smiling, pain free and watching over us. You are a light that will shine amongst all that has the good fortune to know you.

  21. Saying I’m going to miss you doesn’t begin to express how big your presence and friendship has been in my life Andy for the many, many years I’ve known you. You have inspired me to remain optimistic, encouraged, and kind the way you lived your life. My sympathies to your family and friends, and I’m missing you already. Love you always.

  22. Andy, you will be dearly missed! I take some comfort knowing you were always upbeat and lived life to the fullest. Sleep well, my friend.

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