Clarence J. “Gene”
Autrey, age 89, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
Clarence was born
December 23, 1925 in Sevierville, TN, to Richard and Elizabeth (Broyles)
He was married June
18, 1948, to Florence Hatcher.
survived by his loving wife of nearly 67 years, Florence Autrey of
Chesterton, IN; sons, Larry (wife, Pam) Autrey of Orlando, FL, and Phil
(wife, Pam) Autrey of Portage, IN; daughter-in-law, Nancy Autrey of Montana;
five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; son, Bob Autrey; brothers, Alvin, Carl and Keltz
Autrey and sister, Eloise Hatcher.
Clarence was a
veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from NIPSCO in 1986 after many years as
a heavy equipment operator and entering into management. Clarence enjoyed
fishing; he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his
will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry
Starett officiating, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway,
Chesterton, IN, 46304.
Visitation will be
held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00
may be left for the family at