Our beloved son, Will, went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 25, 2014. Will Clark Wren Autrey was born on May 19, 1995, in Texarkana, Texas
Will was a 2013 graduate of Arkansas High School. He was in the Honors Program, the Gifted and Talented Program and attended Boys State. One of Will's most influential high school teachers was English teacher Mrs. Donna Powell.
Will's first passion was politics. He ate, dreamed and slept politics. In middle school, Will would even stay after school to discuss politics with his teachers. He was extremely bright, witty and had a dry sense of humor, even to the point of being the king of sarcasm!
Will enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad, Wren. They also loved attending the University of Arkansas Razorback football games.
Will had a great love for animals like his mom, Debbie. They enjoyed spending time in the yard with their pets.
Will attended Bible Study Fellowship and also other Bible studies at First United Methodist Church. He served many years as an acolyte at his church. He respected and loved the Reverend Charlie Settle who greatly influenced his life.
Will was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leroy Autrey and his godmother, Reverend Jane Mack Nickleberry.
He is survived by his parents, Debbie & Wren Autrey; sisters, Ashley and Allison Autrey; grandmothers, Abby Jones and Harriet Autrey; grandfather, Milton C. Jones; uncle, Clark Jones; aunts, Becky Autrey Phillips and Mary Autrey Kardell; and numerous other relatives.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Jeff Tarpley Rescue, P.O. Box 282, Nash, TX 75569-0282 or to the political party of your choice.
Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, Texarkana, AR with Revs. Bruce Bennett and Vida Williams officiating. Burial service will be at East Memorial Gardens following the funeral service.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday at East Funeral Home - Downtown.
The family will be at 8320 Old Post Road, Texarkana, AR.
Condolences may be left at the family web page at www.eastfuneralhomes.com