Jackson R. Autry Sr.: May 28, 2017

Published 9:28 am Friday, June 2, 2017

AMERICUS — Mr. Jackson Russell Autry Sr. passed away on Sunday morning, May 28, 2017, at his home at Magnolia Manor.

Funeral services with military honors were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, in the committal pavilion at Andersonville National Cemetery, with Dr. Bryan Myers officiating.

A native of Schley County, he was a son of the late James Russell Autry and Emma Mae Holloway Autry.

A member of Central Baptist Church, Mr. Autry was a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Force veteran, having achieved the rank of staff sergeant.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Lillian Johnson Autry.

Survivors include one son, Jackson Russell “Rusty” Autry Jr. and his wife Pam of Tifton; two grandchildren: Ashley Autry Batts and her husband Jesse of Adel, and Travis Russell Autry of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two great-grandsons: Asher Batts and Noah Batts, both of Adel; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, it was Mr. Autry’s wish that memorial contributions be made to Central Baptist Church, 190 Upper River Road, Americus GA 31709.

To sign our online guestbook and express your condolences to the family, please visit www.hancockfuneralhomeinc.com

Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. Jackson Russell Autry Sr.