More detail on this person: Robert "Bob" Autry, Sr., 70, died July 24th 2012, peacefully at his
home in Ballwin, Missouri. He was born on October 17th, 1941, in Clayton, Missouri. He was the third
child to William Autry and Mary (Lewis) Autry.
Bob Autry married the love of his life, Connie Arlene Flowers Autry, on February 29th, 1972, and they had 40 wonderful years together. He is survived by his wife Connie. He was a devoted father to Robert "Bob" Dean Autry, Jr., Jennifer Ann Autry Wyatt, Deana Leigh Autry McKelvie, and William "Glenn" Autry. He was a dear brother to Loraine, Eugene, Ron, Jim, Mary, Larry, and Margie. He was the proud grandfather of ten grandchildren: Trisha, Kristen, Amanda, Grayceson, Michael, Jason, Amanda, Robert, Zoe, and Veronica. He will also be greatly missed by his puppy, Chloe.
Bob joined the United States Army on January 9,1967. He served in Vietnam from August 13,1968, through July 22, 1969. He was an aviator and flew helicopters. During his time of service to our country, he was a flight commander and retired as a highly decorated Major, earning the following awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star, and two Overseas Service Bars.
Upon being honorably discharged, Bob owned and operated the successful Autry Construction Company. He was a Past Worshipful Master of the Free Masons, Moolah Mounted Shriner, and Past Exalted and Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Elks, lifetime member of the VFW, and President of the Home Board of the American Legion.
Bob Autry was successful in every task he encountered. He was an adoring husband, exceptional father and grandfather, and dedicated brother. He was an inspiration to all who knew him, and he will be greatly missed.
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