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Gerald Victor Autry, Sr.

Gerald Victor Autry, Sr., age 85, of Mena, Arkansas passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 in Mena, Arkansas.

Gerald was born September 3, 1935 in Smelterville, Idaho to the late William Norman Autry and Loy Ed Ducker.  He was retired from Fairchild Space and Defense Corporation as a Planning Department Manager where he worked for NASA on Apollo missions and other space and satellite programs.   Mr. Autry loved going to church and was loving and kind to everyone he met.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by; daughters: Susie Maddox and husband Mark, Sandra Jean Hollman and husband Kirk, Deborah Loy Garver; sons: Gerald Autry Jr. and wife Donna, Rusty Autry; stepsons: Harley Tim Elmore and wife Krystal,                           Wayne Lee Elmore; grandchildren: Jerry Autry III, Jesse Autry, Sarah Chatfield, McKenzie Maddox, Garrett Maddox, Greta Michael,  Shelby Maddox, Kristy Haralamos, Erin Hollman, Josh Hollman, Dale Johnson, Travis Johnson, Katie Johnson, Jacky Elmore, Brandon Elmore, Angel La Ray Kinney and many great grandchildren.

Mr. Autry was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Linda Faye Autry.

Funeral service for Mr. Autry will be held at Lakeview Baptist Church in Mena on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Steve Rainy and Mark Lyle officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general at Beasley Wood Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Wayne Elmore, Rusty Autry, Jerry Autry and Mark Maddox. 

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