Robert Lee Dixon Autry, 25, peaceful spirit who never held a grudge

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Robert Lee Dixon Autry, of Rocky Point, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the age of 25.

He was born Sept. 18, 1989, in Wilmington and was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bobby Autry Sr. and Donald Brown Sr.

Robert is survived by his loving family, including his mother, Betty Ann Autry (Allen Bunch); stepfather, John Dixon “J.D.” Bowden; brother, Johnny W. Hatcher (Cathy Penny); grandmother, Dorothy Autry Brown; uncle, Bobby Autry Jr. (Mendy Greiner); aunts, Donna Autry, Lisa Oxendine and Diana Richards (Bobby); and many extended family and friends.

Robert was a peaceful spirit who dearly loved his family and everyone around him unconditionally. He was never one to hold a grudge, always forgiving. He enjoyed fishing in God’s beautiful rivers and ocean. His smile, joyful laughter and caring manner are all treasured and remembered.

The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel followed by a service beginning at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Curtiss Vann officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oakdale Cemetery.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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