Andrew Vila, Jr., age 71, of Boone passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Andrew was born December 19, 1947 in Tampa, Florida, a son of the late Andrew Vila, Sr. and Rose Alvarez Baltar. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist at St. Joseph's Hospital. In 1997, he continued his career as he moved to Boone, North Carolina and started working at Watauga Medical Center until he retired in 2013. He enjoyed thrift store shopping and selling both every day and unique items on his EBAY store. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran and served on the U.S.S. Gridley.

He is survived by one daughter, Allison Loper and husband Andrew of Tampa, Florida; one son, Andrew Justin Vila and companion Amber Kochkodan of Pinellas Park, Florida, two granddaughters, Laila Vila and Alivia Vila and two grandsons, Maverick Loper and Ethan Loper.

Memorial services for Andrew Vila. Jr., will be conducted Friday afternoon, November 1, 2019, at 1:00 o'clock, at the Watauga Medical Center Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Marks. There will be a homecoming memorial service back in Tampa, FL. Details to be announced at a later date.

The family will receive friends, at a reception following the memorial service.

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