Samuel Autry

Rev. Sam Autry

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(Rev. Sam Autry) Rev. Samuel Douglas Autry, Sr.,70, husband of Nancy Wilson Autry of Belton, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson on June 29, 1950, he was a son of the late James Alton Autry, Sr. and the late Margaret Allred Autry.
Sam was a 1969 graduate of Belton-Honea Path High School where he lettered in all sports. He particularly excelled in track and held a record at BHP for many years. He attended Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. on a track scholarship. After college, he became a certified paramedic until his calling into the ministry. He pastored Duncan Church of God in Duncan, S.C. and for 20 years was the pastor of Rocky River Church of God in Anderson, (now known as Restoration House). Upon his retirement, he was ordained, Bishop with the Church of God, Cleveland, TN.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilson Autry, daughter, Tonyna Autry Hudgens (David), son, Samuel D. Autry, Jr. (Amber), grandchildren, McKinlee Hudgens, Cason Hudgens, Caleb Autry, Josiah Autry and Arella Autry.

He is also survived by his sister, Dotty Autry Smith (Rickey) and a sister-in-law, Martha Autry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James Alton Autry, Jr. and his twin grandsons, Samuel D. Autry III and Judah Alton Autry.

A funeral service to celebrate his life and ministry will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00pm at Restoration House 5001 Abbeville Hwy Anderson, SC 29624. Bishop David Hudgens, Bishop Howard Steen and Tommy Sprouse will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Restoration House prior to the service from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

Social distancing is to be observed and face masks are optional.

Flowers are optional. Memorial donations may be made to Restoration House 5001 Abbeville Hwy Anderson, SC 29624

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12th, 2021 | 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Friday, February 12th, 2021 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Restoration House Church of God
    5001 Abbeville Hwy
    Anderson, SC 29624
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  • Funeral service

    Friday, February 12th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, February 12th, 2021 2:00pm
    Restoration House Church of God
    5001 Abbeville Hwy
    Anderson, SC 29624
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Social distancing is to be observed. Face masks are optional.
    Bishop David Hudgens
    Bishop Howard Steen
    Tommy Sprouse


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Debra Elgin

Posted at 01:40pm
RIP. Brother Aultry, my brother, Gary Witt thought the world of you , I know you will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family. Fly high, you're home!! God Bless..debra elgin.

Lisa Sheridan

Posted at 07:09pm
Mighty man of God!! Led me to Christ in 2005.. So sorry for the loss. My condolences to the family.. Thanks Pastor for the truth.. Amen. Lisa S.

Ricky Phillips

Posted at 01:28pm
Pastor Sam I remember you telling me that you wasn’t concerned about my pass and for that I Will always be grateful. You taught me so many things about the Bible and .help me on the road back to relationship with Jesus Christ. God bless Nancy Sammy Tonia and the rest of the family they were in my thoughts and prayers Rest In Peace. Brother Ricky Phillips

Min.Nannie Robinson

Posted at 11:05pm
To the Autry family of pastor Autry,my prayers are deeply with you all,God is always there for you all,tears will come like a river,missing him will be deep.but I believe he would say live on be happy just know I am right there in your Heart.

Betty Hamby

Posted at 09:59pm
Family so sorry to hear of the passing of Sammy .He and I was in the same grade in school.Just know the family will be in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come .God Bless you all.Betty Hamby and Family

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