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James Autry

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Obion County Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Drew Hayes officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was a retired truck driver for USF Holland Trucking Co. and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church No. 2 near Rives. He was a 1966 graduate of Obion County Central High School and was a former police officer in Union City who had also worked several years for Combined Insurance Co. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and a member of the Dyersburg Moose Club.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (Parker) Autry; his daughter, Shellie (Autry) Tidwell of Union City; his son, Shane Autry of Nashville; two stepsons, John Baker and Justin Baker; his brother, Danny Ray Autry of Jackson; two grandchildren, Casidy Tidwell and Coy Tidwell; three step-grandchildren, John Tyler Baker, Seth Baker and Braxton Baker; his uncle, Howard Burtchett of Corvallis, Ore.; and three cousins, Linda Engstrom, Billy Morris Autry and Sandra Lee.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey James Autry; and his parents, Jesse James and Agnes Jewel (Burtchett) Autry.
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