SMSGT (RET) Andrew G. Autry, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born December 12, 1945 in Loris, SC, he was the son of the late J. O. Autry and the late Virginia Ashley Autry. Mr. Autry was a graduate of Conway High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Southern Illinois University and was also an alumnus of Coastal Carolina College. He was a career military man who proudly served his country six years in the United States Navy and 24 years in the United States Air Force, with tours in Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Andrew was a member of Tilly Swamp Baptist Church and American Legion Post 111. He was also an avid sports fan, following the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves, and NASCAR. Nothing, however, compared to the joy he received watching his granddaughters' sporting events, listening to them play the violin, or pinning the latest art masterpiece on the refrigerator. He doted on his sons as they grew up and always supported them through Little League, Scouts, and football. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and the hero of the family.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 54 years, Vickie T. Autry; his sons, Andrew Anthony Autry and his wife Dana, and their twin daughters Ashlynne and Madelynne, all of Conway, AR, and Nathaniel Robert Autry and his wife Amy and their daughters Jordyn, Addison, and Elizabeth, all of Myrtle Beach, SC; and his brother, James Autry of Lebanon, TN. Mr. Autry was predeceased by his brother, Virgil R. Autry.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00PM Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Tilly Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery. The funeral procession will leave Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, at 1:30PM Sunday for anyone who wishes to join. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 5:00PM-7:00PM.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Please sign the online guest register at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published by Goldfinch Funeral Home - Conway Chapel on Sep. 16, 2021.