Andrew (Andy)Murray Coggins, Jr. age 63, of Macon Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023. Andrew was born on September 16, 1959 in Macon, Georgia to the late Andrew Murray Coggins, Sr. and Martha (Powell) Coggins
Andy was a gifted Electronics Engineer with a passion for supporting the defense of the United States. After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1981, he began his professional career as an Air Force civil servant, developing specialized software algorithms for Electronic Combat systems used to counter hostile anti-aircraft missiles and radar systems. He continued supporting the US Warfighters throughout his life spending over two decades working on the development of major weapon systems in support of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) aircraft and personnel. He was very proud to have been a part of the engineering team who performed the rapid development and fielding of the MC-130W Dragon Spear aircraft and the evolution of that weapon system into the AC-130W Stinger Gunship in support of combat operations in the Middle East. He culminated his career as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of defense contractor Sansara LLC.
He was actively involved with making his neighborhood a better place and he never turned anyone away that needed help. Having no children of his own, he was a proud uncle who encouraged and saw that his nieces had the opportunity to further their education by fully funding their college experiences. Andy is preceded in death by his above mentioned parents and his sister Christie Ann Coggins. He leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law Carol and Ray Johnson; nieces Elizabeth, Ashleigh Rae and Anna Kathryn. He also leaves a lot of friends and extended family as well.
A memorial service will be held on June 3rd, 2023 at 11am at Houston Heights Baptist Church in Macon Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in his memory to Houston Heights Baptist Church at 4439 Tech Drive, Macon, Ga 31206.