Andrew “Andy” Horn, 74 passed away on July 20, 2022. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Helen Horn; his brother, John Horn; and his daughter, Doreen Cooley.
Andrew was an avid John Wayne fan but loved all Western movies. He enjoyed watching old horror movies and just about all sports. In his earlier years Andrew enjoyed bowling and often competed in leagues. On Saturdays Andrew would be found teaching the youth how to bowl. He loved taking walks and eating at IHOP, always ordering blueberry pancakes, a side of sausage, and a cup of coffee. He was a Boy Scout Troop Leader during his time in Georgia. But out of all the things he enjoyed and loved, Andrew’s favorite pastime was spending time with his great-grandchildren.
There wasn’t a stranger that he met. Andrew talked to everyone everywhere he went. He was selfless as he was always putting others before himself. He was strong willed and the strongest man his family and friends ever knew.
Andrew’s family and friends often called him everything but his name. He was known by all as: Andy, Dad, Daddy, Gramps, Pops and Old Man. He truly enjoyed all of his nicknames and always smiled when his children and grandchildren lovingly referred to him as the happiest grump ever and stubborn as a mule.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Donna (Anthony), Denise, Erika (Mike), and Tiffany; his grandchildren: Brett, Michael, Matt (Becca), Megan, Jordis, and Noel; and his great-grandchildren: Blake, Annabelle, and Joey. Andrew also leaves behind his adopted family: Heather; Kama and Rebekah, along with their children: Naya, Natalia, Nazario, Nakari, Nova, Alana, Landon, Jy, Aaliyah, Alyssa, Harmony, and Ky; Lora and her children: Jacob, Allison, and Joey; and Janine and Jassen and their children: Jaycee, Jassen Jr., and L.J.
He was the Best Dad, Popa and Gramps ever! The rock, the glue, and the strength behind all of us! We love you!!
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life for Andrew on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Fred Heutte Center located at 1000 Botetourt Gardens, Norfolk, VA 23507. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. If you wish to send flowers, please contact the family as the service location is unattended during the day.