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Tanner Link Autry

Tanner Link Autry, 18, of Oxford passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Tanner was born on October 6, 2003 in Durham County to Michael Glen Autry and Stephanie Carden. He was an avid outdoorsman and had an intense passion for hunting, fishing and working on old trucks. Tanner had a big heart and loved to have a good time with his buddies who were more like family. He loved his dog “Banjo” and if you knew Tanner, you knew Banjo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor by Rev. Johnny Holmes.

He is survived by his parents Mike Autry (Lisa) and Stephanie Carden; his Sister JoAnn; his maternal grandmother, Sarah Caviness (Pookie Forsythe); his paternal grandmother, Evelyn Autry; two aunts, Aunt Sue-Sue and Aunt Man; his uncle, Frank Autry and too many cousins and friends to mention. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bo Carden and his paternal grandfather, Dee Autry.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:45 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

Flowers are kindly accepted.


  • Angela Posted March 9, 2022 3:37 pm

    condolences to the family of Tanner he was a wonderful person and was full of life forever missed

  • David and Dawn McDonald Posted March 9, 2022 3:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss ours prayers are with the whole family .God will keep you in his hands.

  • John Jernigan Posted March 9, 2022 4:17 pm

    My deepest condolences Mike and Stephanie and the extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🏼

  • Gayla King Lassiter Posted March 9, 2022 6:37 pm

    Mike I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through right now. Please know that God had a bigger plan for him and that you will get to see him again one day.

  • Cindy, Charlie, Chris, Chad and Chad Jr. Jenkins Posted March 9, 2022 7:43 pm

    Mike, Lisa, Stephanie, Joanne and Aunt Evelyn: Our heart breaks for all of you. Sending you lots of love, tight hugs and many prayers. Praying God holds you really tight, covers you with his love and gives you the comfort you need. We love you! 🙏💕🙏

  • Shelby Overton Posted March 9, 2022 7:53 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with this entire family. Tanner was a sweet caring and loving young man, he was taken way to soon. He will be missed and never forgotten.

  • Patsy Posted March 9, 2022 8:33 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family and all who knew & loved Tanner.

  • Michael & Marti Ellis Posted March 9, 2022 9:06 pm

    May this young man rest-in-peace – our deepest condolences to his Family.

  • Ann and Randy Hart Posted March 9, 2022 10:10 pm

    There are no words that will ease your pain but we wish you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories of Tanner that will remain in your heart. We love you very much.

  • Terry Shearin Posted March 10, 2022 1:17 am

    Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers for you and your family

  • Cindy Clayborne Lowery AKA, Big Mama Posted March 10, 2022 5:08 am

    For Mike and Family
    We are all so sorry for yalls loss. 😢 Much love from Nathan and I. Sending prayers 🙏❤

  • Laura E. Crews Posted March 10, 2022 12:44 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. Our family will cherish our memories with Tanner. Hunting, fishing and riding around with Brandon & Bryson. His smile and loving heart would light up a room. Rest In Peace our Angel.

  • Fonda Burke Posted March 10, 2022 1:06 pm

    Sorry for your loss..
    Tanner was my sons (Thomas & Caleb) friend but Thomas was his best friend…We always enjoyed Tanner coming by and we will miss him so much…Him and Banjo were always stopping by and we will miss it….Tanner we love you and you will be missed
    From David, Gail, Caleb and Thomas Butke

  • Lisa Leonard Richardson Posted March 10, 2022 2:48 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Autry family-you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Cindy Washington Posted March 10, 2022 3:31 pm

    Mike, Lisa, JoAnn, Stephanie and Evelyn my heart goes out to all of you and the Autry family. I remember when he was born and he left you way too soon. Just remember God will be with you every step of the way. Please accept my sincere condolence. Love and prayers, Cindy

  • Karla McKenna Posted March 10, 2022 7:26 pm

    Stephanie, my heart truly aches for you and your family. We are so very sorry for the Loss of your Son. May Tanner fly high!

  • Paula Southerland Posted March 10, 2022 7:43 pm

    Lord I pray that you wrap your arms around Tanner’s family. Give them the strength they need in the coming months. Amen

  • Kathy Lashley Posted March 10, 2022 8:46 pm

    Praying for your family. Such a loving child. He and Jarrett enjoyed riding together in the woods.

  • Brenda Tuck Posted March 10, 2022 9:32 pm

    Mike and Lisa. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and the family.

  • Linda Henderson Posted March 11, 2022 1:59 am

    To Tanners family, my deepest condolences. Tanner was a good friend to Abigail, and her sisters, Julia and Olivia Henderson. Lots of laughs and good times. May our Lord and savior Jesus Christ wrap his arms around you and give you the peace and understanding that only He can give.
    Praying for your family. .

  • Linda & Sonny Self Posted March 13, 2022 2:15 pm

    To the entire family of Tanner; my heart breaks for you all. The loss of a child is the most terrific thing you will ever have to face. Hold tight to your wonderful memories and each other. May God give I strength and comfort as you face the coming days.🙏🙏

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