Autry Gene Dilbeck, age 77, passed away March 2, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born to the late Aubrey and Clyda Dilbeck on November 5, 1943 in Opal, Arkansas.

Autry enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes and cards. In his professional life he was a Mena City Police Officer for many years. He served our country as a member of the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Fairy Dilbeck; son, Chris Dilbeck and wife Kimberly of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Beatrice Watkins and husband Dwayne of Mena, Arkansas, Sheri France and husband Todd of Pocola, Oklahoma, Lisa Meador and husband Owen of Keokuk, Iowa; grandchildren, Adam, Christian, Clayton, Justin, Lyndie, Desiree and husband Tony, Ericka and husband Brandon, Colton, Angela, Brandon, Audrey and husband Jermiah, Tiffany, Athena, and Kerry; ten great grandchildren; sister Lorene Armstrong of Texas; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Autry is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Deloise Egger, and Barbara Abbot; brother, Darrel Dilbeck.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Big Fork, Arkansas at 4:00 p.m. with Colton Watkins officiating. Interment to follow under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Chris Dilbeck, Adam Dilbeck, Clayton Dilbeck, Gage Henry, Dwayne Watkins, and Justin Drager.


3-3-21 4:06 p.m. KAWX.ORG


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