Andrew Hardin

Born in Charlottesville, VA on May 16, 1958

Departed on March 5, 2019 and resided in Atlanta, GA

In Memoriam

Andrew Hardin

May 16, 1958 - March 5, 2019

Andrew Hardin, son of Dr. Frederick Hardin and Mary Ellen Hardin (deceased) passed away on March 5, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Andrew was born in Charlottesville, VA before the family moved to Atlanta in 1960 when Andrew was 2 years old. Andrew was a graduate of Northside High School and Georgia Southern University. Andrew was very involved with the art department as well as a DJ on the GSU radio station.

Andrew was an accomplished artist, having been honored in many shows in Atlanta, Belgium and Costa Rica, all areas where he lived and worked. Andrew’s list of artistic achievements is extensive. Andrew had a great love of travel and toured Europe as well as India during his time abroad.

Andrew had a great spirit about him, was a gentle soul, and loved meeting people. Andrew had a great appreciation for lively conversation, storytelling and the many friendships he developed around the world.

Andrew’s true love was fishing, which he learned as a young boy at Atlanta Yacht Club. Andrew took every opportunity to cast a line whenever there was water. Andrew continued his love of lake life and went up there as often as possible.

Andrew’s other love was music. Andrew played the guitar and in his last years had become a luthier, fixing old guitars for friends and customers. His love of the wood and the instruments brought him great joy.

Andrew, one of seven children, leaves behind siblings, Bill, Carol Sohl (Duane), Jeff (Ding), Susan Lesesne, Greg (Tena) & Julie (Gab) as well as 5 nieces and nephews: Chris, Casey & Chad Lesesne, and Morgan and Ava Hardin, daughters of Jeff.

Andrew will be missed by those who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at The American Legion Post 140, 3905 Powers Ferry Rd. 30342 (Chastain Park). The family will receive friends from 5-10 pm.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Joan Isbell March 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Andy, I feel blessed to have known you. Always caring and kind and up for some fun. May your free spirit soar and your sensitive soul be soothed. Much love, my friend!!

  2. Scott stillman March 13, 2019 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Cheerful memories of mischief in youth. Hope he left this a kinder place than when he cam. Sorrow for brothers and sisters

  3. Sandra Beckham March 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Andrew, you will be very much missed by many friends,family & Me!!! Such a sweet Spirit you are Now & Always. I will remember you in my Heart as a lovely man & talented artist as well as a good friend to me and all who knew you!XXOO

  4. Mazie March 28, 2019 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear of your passing. A dear soul who loved fishing. We had a lot of laughs and a lot of tears. May you Rest In Peace.

  5. Mazie March 28, 2019 at 10:44 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of your passing.
    We had a lot of laughs and a lot of tears. I hold you fondly in my heart and wish you peace.

  6. Mazie March 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of your passing. We shared a lot of good times and a lot of tears. May you Rest In Peace my dear friend

  7. Jonny Hibbert April 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Andy will be sorely missed because he was one of the good guys. One of the best I’ve known.

  8. Stacie Strauss April 7, 2019 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    You will be missed.

  9. Cindy Hanahan April 8, 2019 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Andy …. we will all miss you …. I’ll always remember Rob’s first catch of a fish was w you

  10. Thalia Zedek May 2, 2019 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Andy was a true artist in every sense of the word.. His creativity, curiosity and thirst for adventure were incredibly inspiring. My deepest condolences to all on the loss of their deeply loved brother, son and friend.

  11. Julie Jarrard May 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Julie, Grag and your family…Sorry for your loss. I think he used to live down the street from me on Sherwood Rd.

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