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Services Thursday for Clarence 'Gene Autrey', 89

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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) Autrey.

He was married June 18, 1948, to Florence Hatcher.

Clarence is 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 grandchildren.

Funeral Services 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 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


Posted 6/1/2015




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