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Willie Ed. (Buddy-Fox) Autrey Jr.

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Willie Ed. (Buddy-Fox) Autrey Jr. Obituary
Autrey Willie Ed. (Buddy-Fox) Autrey Jr. was born on March 24, 1943 in Monroeville, Alabama to the late Minnie Nord and Willie Ed. Autrey Sr. He was adopted by grandparents Beck and Channie Bell Nord. He was educated in Monroeville (Hybart), Alabama. He moved to Columbus, Ohio where he worked through the ranks to become a Lieutenant for Dennis Canine Security, strengthening his love for dogs. He also became a foreman for the Big Drum Corporation. He was well known for his, extraordinary mechanical ability of servicing cars. Willie leaves to cherish his memories two sisters, Florence Packer of Ohio, Ellen (John) Nettles of Beatrice, Alabama; two brothers, Charles Edward (Kitty) Autrey and Clarence (Quanita) Autrey; a beloved step mother, Ellawee Autrey of Alabama; and a Loving Ex-Wife, Renee Autrey of Columbus, Ohio. He leaves to continue his legacy four sons, Willie (BettyJean) Autry, Michael (Necole) Autry, Andrew (Tina) Autry, all of Mississippi, and ReShawn Autrey of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Bernita Bell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marie Autry of Mize, Mississippi and Shayla Autrey of Columbus, Ohio; 29 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 In the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until start of service. To extend condolences to the Autrey family, please visit Willie's online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 23, 2017
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