The following obituary was contributed by Hank Mabe, 18 Aug 2009.
Birth date: May 18, 1957
Death date: January 03, 2009
Reidsville – James Franklin Autry, 51, of 2301 Gibbs Rd. passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Loftis officiating. Interment will follow at Reidlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Autry was born in Durham County to Vivian McDougal Hunt and the late George Autry.
James worked for Asplundh Tree Company and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, Tinkerbell and Tiny. James was a loving Father that enjoyed hunting, riding his motorcycle and most of all fishing with his daughter, Miranda. James was known as a special friend to everyone.
Along with his father James is preceded in death by brother, George Edward Autry and grandmother, Carrie Langley.
Mr. Autry is survived by his wife Karen Autry of the home; son, James Leon Pruitt, Jr. of Eden; daughter, Miranda Autry of the home; grandchildren, Justice Kole Pruitt, mother, Vivian McDougal Hunt; step-father, Huey Hunt; sisters, Tina Autry of Reidsville and Shelia Waller and husband, Chris of Reidsville; step-sister, Lisa Goodman and husband, Bob of Mt. Olive, NC; special friends, Howard Tate, Randy Knighten and D.R. Smith.
The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home Tuesday, January 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and other times at the residence and at the home of sister, Shelia, 1159 Rockingham Drive, Reidsville.
Wilkerson Funeral Home will be assisting the family
www.wilkersonfuneral.com 12 Jan 2009