OBITUARY

John Grey Andrews

January 1, 1954February 24, 2021
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John Grey Andrews, 67, of Hoover, Alabama, crossed over to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. He was a great father, friend, and businessman.

John was born to Frances and Van Andrews in Wilson, North Carolina on January 1, 1954. He graduated from Ralph L. Fike High School before attending East Carolina University and Wayne Community College.

His motivational, entrepreneurial spirit led him to fall in love with outdoor billboard advertising and eventually start his own companies, Alabama Outdoor Advertising and later Outdoor Media Management.

John was a self-proclaimed free spirit, and he lived in the moment, with joy. He loved going on adventures on his motorcycle with friends and enjoying nature on the lake. A friend described him as "a man of impeccable character, morals, and a sense of fairness. Because of [these qualities], everyone who met John felt honored to be his friend.”

John invested his time and energy in many business and personal friendships everywhere he lived over the years. His email salutation stated, “Trust, Respect, Open Minded.”

John's living family includes his daughter, Brittany Grey Andrews Tricamo and her husband John Tricamo of San Luis Obispo, California; two grandchildren, Jane Grey Tricamo and Victor Grey Tricamo; two brothers, Robert Van Andrews and his wife Janet Steed Andrews, and William Cole Andrews and his wife Rebecca Altman Andrews, all of Wilson, North Carolina; and one loving nephew, Adam Carlyle Andrews of Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Lucy.

Family and friends will celebrate John Andrews' life at a memorial gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in The Barber Room at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider donations to your local American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Services

  • A Memorial Gathering for John Andrews

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Memories

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Linda Edmondson

May 11, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of his family. He was a very kind man and will be missed.

Nicole Andrews-Pledger

May 10, 2021

He also had two daughters and three grandchildren not named in the obituary. We had a complicated relationship due to my parents divorce but he will be missed. I will always be grateful for the memories and time shared with him. He was a father to me and adopted me as his own at a time in my life when I needed a father. His smile could light up a room and I wish I had reached out to him sooner and told him how much he had truly meant to me.

Evelyn Steinwedel

May 9, 2021

I have many fond memories from time spent with John. Rest in piece my sweet cousin.

Del Williams

April 16, 2021

I only met and knew John in the last 20 years or so, through the Harley motorcycle crowd. He was a man of great stature, an easy going spirit with a fantastic sense of humor, and could make light of anything that life threw at him. He was kind and loyal to all of his friends and acquaintances. Ride in Peace, old friend.

Dorothy Petty

April 2, 2021

As a child, John Grey was a precious boy; as an adult, he was a sweet man. My heart hurts at his passing. Aunt Dot

Katelyn Andrews

March 8, 2021

I will always remember the good times and fun times we shared when I was a child. You were a big part of it for awhile. I’m glad you’re at peace now and no longer suffering.

Cyenthia House

March 2, 2021

I am missing you!You were a great man!

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