Bobbie M Autry
September 3, 1926 – August 30, 2019
Bobbie Mangum Autry (92) died on August 30, 2019 at Wilson Grove Senior Living in Mint Hill, NC.
Bobbie is survived by her sons David W. Autry (Patsy Ann) of Hendersonville,TN; granddaughter Sarah A. Klandrud (Ben) of El Paso, TX; grandson Michael D. Autry (Evelyn) of Loganville, GA and grandson Mark P. Autry of Nashville, TN; Douglas M. Autry (Denise) of Charlotte, NC and granddaughter Lacie A. Piening (Matt ) of Charlotte, NC; siblings Carolyn Mangum Kirkley (James) of Bolivia, NC, Lila Mangum Skinner (Charles) of Bishopville, SC , and Lowery Mangum of Florence, SC. She is preceded in death by her husband J.D. Autry of Charlotte, NC; parents Herman and Nell and three brothers Buster, Rudolph and Donald.
Bobbie was born on September 3, 1926 in Macon, GA to parents Herman E. Mangum and Nell C. Mangum. She graduated as salutatorian from Macedonia High School in Angelus, SC.
In 1942, she moved to Charlotte, NC where she worked for Hudson Hosiery Mills, Douglas Aircraft and Pelton and Crane companies at various times until she retired in 1991.
Bobbie was a great loving and caring mother and dedicated sister to her family. She married J.D. Autry on February 15, 1947 and the couple had two sons together while sharing 67 years of marriage. As an active member of the Oakhurst community, Bobbie was deeply involved with Oakhurst Baptist Church where she participated in several ministries including the live nativity scene, teaching young children in Sunday school, homebound tape ministry and Sunday school ladies class for the majority of her life.
She enjoyed her four grandchildren, four great grandchildren (Ethan, Olivia, Hannah & Henry) and several nieces and nephews.
Bobbie loved traveling and helping neighbors and friends. She was a great cake baker. She cared for her elderly mother at her home in her last days and helped care for her invalid mother-in-law for several years. Her family and friends will always remember her as a friendly and caring person.
The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Bobbie's caregivers - Patti, Krystal, Rochelle, Claudia, KC, Felicia and La Shonda.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Oakhurst Baptist Church. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service. Reverend David Russell will officiate. Graveside service will immediately follow at Sharon Memorial Park.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bobbie’s life.
- Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Committal Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Bobbie M Autry
August 31, 2019
My sweet aunt Bobbie was always the most caring and kind lady! She always sent me birthday cards and great words of advice! She will be greatly missed. Go rest high with uncle JD. We love you both! Sending love and prayers for the family in the upcoming days. 💖🙏