Robert Eugene Avery, 52, of Alpharetta GA passed on December 30, 2019 surrounded by family after an extended battle with colon cancer. He was a devoted husband, father and son. Rob was born in Atlanta GA on January 4, 1967 to Sally French and Gene Avery. He attended the Georgia institute of Technology, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1989. It is also where he met his future wife, Kathy. They married in 1992 and have two sons, both following in their father’s footsteps: Ryan who graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Will who currently is in his second year at Georgia Tech, also studying Mechanical Engineering.
Although Rob’s degree was in Mechanical Engineering, he had a great love for computers and translated that into a career with Microsoft, first as a consultant and ultimately as a director. Besides the technology industry, Rob’s other passions were the outdoors, Boy Scouts and motor sports. He served as Cubmaster and Assistant Scout Master for many years. Rob also enjoyed traveling with family and friends, especially if it combined with the outdoors.
Rob was giving with his time, talent, and treasure. He saw the potential in everyone he met and helped them achieve it. His generous spirit will be missed as well as his wicked sense of humor.
Rob is survived by his wife Kathy, his sons Ryan and Will, his mother Sally French, his father Gene Avery, sister Beth Ryan and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance or your local Boy Scout troop.