John C. ‘Jake’ Autry, age 86 of Oneida, TN, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Lexington, KY. Born January 22, 1935, he was the son of the late Henry and Virginia Chitwood Autry. Jake was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy; and a member of the Grave Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Virgie Autry; daughter: Kitty Dunphy; brothers: E. J. and Don K. Autry.
Jake is survived by his daughter: Karen Heath; son: John W. Autry; grandkids: Roger Watters, Jason and Ashley Heath, Erica Lay, Brooke and Dylan Dunphy; 12 great grandkids; 2 great great grandkids; 4 sisters: Phyllis, Alene, Henrietta, and Dorothy; 2 brothers: Harold and Allen; many nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Autry family on Monday, December 13, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at the Big Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Devon Ross officiating. Music will be provided by the family.
Masks are required.
Committal service will follow in the Grave Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Post #136 of Oneida. Pallbearers will be: Jason, Scott, Wayne and Donald Watson.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of John C. ‘Jake’ Autry.
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