Charlie Beryl Autrey
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Oct. 17, 1920 - Feb. 4, 2013
MORGAN CITY, LA - Charlie Beryl "Jerry" Autrey, 92 a resident of Morgan City, was called to his heavenly home Monday February 4, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Jerry grew up on a farm, in Sabine Parish, attended LSU, returning home to marry his high school sweetheart, Marie Miller Autrey. He worked in the oilfield for almost fifty years, residing in Bayou Vista for 20 years, several towns in Texas and then in Converse until 1996. In every town he lived in he was active in the Southern Baptist Church in that community. He was ordained a Deacon in First Baptist Church Morgan City in the 1950's. During his time in Converse he retired from the oil industry and had the honor of serving two terms as Mayor of the town of Converse. He served on several municipal boards while in Converse. He moved to Moss Bluff in 1996 spending more time gardening, reading, and exercising. He participated in the Calcasieu Parish Senior Olympics for ten consecutive years always placing in his age division. In 2010 he returned to Morgan City and enjoyed his new home at Maison Jardin.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marie Miller Autrey, his daughter Linda Sue Thomas, granddaughter Angelia Marie Gonzalez, great granddaughter Layla Kinney, two sons in law Robert Nelms, and Clint Kinney, three brothers Max Autrey, Norris Autrey, George Autrey, and one sister Regina Peterson, parents Ina and Byron Autrey.
He is survived by his son, Ray Autrey and his wife Pat, his daughters Shirley Nelms, Starr Kinney and her fiancé Jake Perez, Dawn Streety and her husband Douglas. His grandchildren Marion Jett and husband Jeff, Charlie Autrey and wife Jacqueline, Kelly Leblanc and her husband Jeff, Brennan Autrey and wife Sarah, Sam Autrey and wife Kristen, Alanna Sloane and husband Joey, and Grant Autrey and wife Shayla, La Sonia Jones and husband Alex, Jeremy Kinney and fiancé Lori, Melanie Streety and husband Will, Jacqueline Lewis and husband Jeremy, Douglas Streety and his wife Valerie. He has 20 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. The family also appreciates his special friendship with Judy Gaddy.
The family appreciates care provided by the staff at Maison Jardin and Nursing Care Home Health, as well as Teche Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a
Visitation will be at Warren Meadows Funeral home on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8th, at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Negreet, LA at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Warren Meadows Funeral Home
355 S Capitol St Many, LA 71449
Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 6, 2013