Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the East Laurinburg Baptist Church with burial following in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pastor Richard Tyson and Pastor Kenneth Blease will be officiating the services.
John was born on Dec. 18, 1930 in Cumberland County, son of the late George Harrison Autry and Mary Autry. He was a veteran of the United States Army retiring with more the 20 years of dedicated service. He then worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and L.O.F./Pilkington Glass, retiring after many years of service. He was a member of the East Laurinburg Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, watching NASCAR, and football. He was a devoted husband and father that loved his time with family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Ford.
He is survived by his wife Lessie Mae Carlisle Autry of Laurinburg, sons Johnny Newton Autry and wife Rebecca of Charlotte, Lee Autry and wife Mary of Laurinburg, and David Autry of Laurinburg, daughters Ruth Ann Carter and husband Tony of Concord and Patricia Autry of Laurinburg, brothers Oliver S. Autry of New York and Edward E. Autry of Creedmoor, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at the East Laurinburg Baptist Church.
Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.