Clyde Otis Autry, Jr., passed from this life into the nearer presence of Jesus on February 28, 2012, at the age of 83. He was born to Clyde and Flora Holland Autry, on June 27, 1928 and was a life-long resident of Hall County . He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Vina Savage and Margaret Gilstrap, and by his beloved wife, Hazel McGhee Autry.
He is survived by three sons and their wives, Otis and Melinda Autry of Dunn, NC, Arden and June Autry of Tulsa, OK, and Larry and Joy Autry of Gainesville, GA. Also surviving are four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and a number of nephews and nieces. He was loving, generous, and supportive to all of them.
Clyde loved the Lord and he loved gospel music. He played bass guitar for decades at Congregational Holiness churches in Gainesville , Lula, and Union Grove, and at Union Grove Camp Meeting ( White County ). He also played bass for many years with the Saxon Family at gospel singings throughout the region.
He worked as a supervisor at Gayborn Mills and later at Macklanburg-Duncan, until retirement.
Clyde leaves a legacy of faithfulness to Christ, integrity of life and witness, an infectious laugh, and friendliness to all he met. He will be greatly missed by family and his many friends, but they are comforted in knowing his trust in Jesus is fully rewarded in God’s presence.