OBITUARY

Andrew Coleman Schraut Hobbs

March 19, 1937November 11, 2013

Years ago when asked what he wanted on his grave stone, Andy answered "He loved the Lord". On November 11, 2013 he went into the arms of the Lord he loved so much. Andrew Coleman Schraut Hobbs was born on March 19, 1937 to Maurice Bate Hobbs and Dorothy Maria Schraut. A native Atlantan, he was educated at E Rivers School, was graduated from Marist College on Ivy Street in Atlanta in 1955, and attended Vanderbilt University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was employed over 30 years at American Banknote Company and he worked in New York for 17 years until returning home to open the Atlanta office in 1987. While he had a long and successful career, that did not define who he was. He was a caring man who was very generous in the things that mattered. He gave abundantly to other people of his time, talents, patience, love, guidance and humor. He gave of all of the things that show how much he cherished them. He always kept a positive attitude and was ready for any challenge. He was a Scout Master, Vestry Member, taught Sunday School, loved helping with VBS, and for over twenty years visited prisoners weekly to share the love of God. He was a man of integrity who never sought praise and never spoke ill of others. He did not care what others thought of him, but only sought to glorify God in what he did. He was a loving father to his three children and loved his step daughter as his own. He often spoke openly about his love for his bride of 25 years and she shared a mutual devotion. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Miriam, his two sons Cole Hobbs (Amy) of Park City, UT, and Rankin Hobbs (LuAnne) of Dallas; his daughter Elizabeth Mackie of Cary NC; and step daughter Laurie Ereddia of Kennesaw; and beloved grandchildren Wynne, Rankin Jr., Trevor, Travis, Zachary, Gretchen, Bridget, Grant, Danielle and Andrew. He is also survived by brothers Cliff Hobbs (Jackie) and Bate Hobbs (Nancy) and sister Bess Lord (Neil), and many nieces and nephews. A private burial will be held at Arlington Cemetery. A Receiving will be held at Church of the Apostles, 3585 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA at 1 PM on November 14, with a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Andrew C Hobbs following at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Church of Apostles Children's Ministry, 3585 Northside Pkwy, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, Leading the Way, PO Box 20100, Atlanta, GA 30325 or the American Heart Association .

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Visitation With The Family Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Memorial Services Celebrating The Life Thursday, November 14, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Michael Ok

December 30, 2013

May the Lord comfort you Miriam, and strengthen you in the days ahead. Andy was a passionate and consistent supporter of the mission of Opportunity International. His support of this ministry, has impacted many lives that will live on as a testimony before God. Andy shared his life with people in the third world whom he may never have met but God knows.

Grace to you.

Junay Neisler

November 14, 2013

May the Lord give you and your family comfort during this time of sorrow. With Christian love
Junay

Gerry Widegren

November 13, 2013

I met Andy after he and Miriam were married and attended a home church with them. It was always clear that he loved the Lord and now he is blessed to be in His presence. My heart felt condolences to Miriam and the rest of his family.

Charlene Amos

November 13, 2013

Rankin, though your dad is gone from your presence, the memories you have of him will live on. May God bless you and your family and may you celebrate your dad's homegoing in the spirit which would have made him proud. He sounds like an amazing man.

American Heart Association

November 13, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Eg

November 13, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Richard Johnson

November 12, 2013

Rankin and family, Please accept my condolences for the passing of your father. You and your family will be in my prayers. Your father is definitely in a better place than we are and is sitting with the Lord and smiling down on you all. He is home now. God Bless you all.

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Jerome Alexander

November 12, 2013

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blake & Karen Walker

November 12, 2013

Rankin, take the time to both grieve and celebrate your father's incredible life. Most importantly, know that you and your family are in our prayers.

P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

November 12, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.