Beloved son, brother, and best friend.
Born March 23, 1989 in Dallas, Texas. He passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Andrew was kind and gentle. He was whip smart and had the funniest dry sense of humor. He was full of love and never burdened others with his problems. He was quiet, curious and thought deeply about life, issues, and theory. He was full of substance and it was a pleasure to be with him and talk to him. We all wish we could still hug him and tell him how much we value him and love him. The world needs more Andrews who are innocent, true, loyal, and brave. We love you and look forward to when we are back together again.
He was a warrior by nature. He was a warrior in Heaven, fighting for the hearts of men to follow Christ. He carried that spirit to earth, where he became a Marine warrior, where he fought for freedom. He has returned to Heavenly Father to take up his mantle as a warrior for God, to continue his fight for the hearts of men.
Andrew grew up in Bountiful, Utah where he learned to play the trumpet in the school band, and run cross-country. He earned an Eagle Scout. Andrew joined the Marines in 2008 and served in Iraq. Afterwards he attended the University of Utah where he studied computer science and math. He taught himself to play classical music on the piano. Books were a treasure to him. He loved literature, appreciated art, and learned to draw. A homemade Christmas gift from him was priceless. He loved to figure out how things worked and could fix anything on his car or in a computer. He enjoyed hiking in the mountains and cycling.
Andrew is survived by Carol Wilson Astill (Mother), Riley Astill (Father). Courtland Astill (Brother), Courtland’s children Mckell Astill, Colter Astill, and Lexi Ann Astill. Allison Astill (Sister), Natalie Astill Bailey (Sister), Natalie ‘s child, Abraxas Bailey.
A Graveside service will be held Tuesday April 21, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, located at 17111 South Camp Williams Rd, Bluffdale, UT.
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