Brayden W. Autry, a native of Aubrey, Tx, passed away on 8/23/2022 in Mena, Arkansas at the young age of 19. Brayden was born in Plano, Tx on 8/18/2003. He graduated from Braswell High School in 2021, and continued on to the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain where he was focusing on an Accounting degree and pursuing his love for soccer. Brayden was a very gifted student and athlete. He excelled on and off the field, maintaining a 3.78 GPA, 2021-2022 NJCAA Academic All American Third Team and an incredible defender. He spent a lot of his time preparing for his future, and just as much living in the moment with his playful spirit. He was driven and devoted to fulfilling his dreams. When Brayden wasn't training for soccer or studying, he enjoyed being surrounded by his loved ones. Brayden's love for food, fishing, soccer, and his truck always created memories that will forever fill our hearts.
Brayden is survived by his loving parents Wayne and Stephanie Autry, Melissa Bonner, sibling Alexis, Aiden, and Logan, grandparents Les and Amy Autry, and Tammy Burton, aunts and uncles Carol and Shirley Autry, Catherine and Mike Sines, Will and Kelly Autry, Stan and Liz Burton, Shawn and Brooke Burton, Nikki Burton,and Natalie and Jamie Santasiero as well as cousins Mj, Hadley, Taylor, Tami, Faith, Tristen, Trinity, Gracie, Jayme, Samuel, and Braxton in addition to endless friends and teammates whom all have become family.
Brayden's life has marked our souls with pride and inspiration that we will carry with us throughout our lives in his memory and honor. #BWA25 #BuckStrong25
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