Coker Cemetery Association, San Antonio, Texas
JAMES SHELTON AUTRY
January 5, 1948 - August 25, 2023
Jim Autry was born to Floyd and Ruby Autry on January 5th, 1948,
in San Antonio, Texas. Jim died peacefully in his sleep on August 25, 2023 in Fort
Worth, Texas at the age of 75. Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane Autry.
His children; Leslie Manchego (Brian) and Mitchell Autry (Julia). His grandchildren;
Brandon Weyel (Morgan), Nathan Weyel (Lee Ellen), Kristen Young (Michael) Jake Autry,
Benjamin Autry, and Madilynn Autry. His great-grandchildren; Khloe Hickman and Maxine
Weyel. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary Autry, and
great-grandson Ryan Luke Hickman. Jim worked at Southwest Research Institute in San
Antonio in the Engine & Vehicle Research Division for 24 years, retiring in 2006 and
moving to Rockport, Texas where he loved to fish. He always wanted to go into the
ministry so he felt he should go to the seminary now since he wasn’t getting any
younger. Jim was blessed to serve at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Sinton, Texas
while he was studying at Concordia Seminary, and was ordained in 2012. He made many
friends working alongside his fellow Christians and continued his legacy of being
quite the storyteller! He retired for a 2nd time in 2014 when he and Diane moved to
Cleburne, Texas to be closer to their grandkids.
Church Angels Funeral Home
Published on the Church Angels Funeral Home website on September, 2023.
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