Autrey Andrew O’Neal, Sr.
Autrey Andrew O’Neal, Sr. age 78, passed away Wednesday, July 27, at the Veteran Village. A graveside service will be held Monday, August 1 at 9:00am at Florence National Cemetery; the family will receive friends Sunday, July 31 from 4:00 until 6:00 at Belk Funeral Home and other times at his sister’s, 125 Spring Heights Circle.
Autrey was born on November 26, 1943 in Darlington County; he was the son of the late Frances O. Sparrow Edwards and Carol S. O’Neal Sr. Autrey worked as a HVAC specialist and was the owner of Autrey’s HVAC. He was also a fireman for the City of Darlington, a pilot, and an avid fisherman. Being a talented musician, he performed with the Bibletones for many years. Mr. O’Neal attended Temple Free Will Baptist Church.
Before his career as a HVAC specialist he served his country honorably in the United States Army. Autrey was stationed in Okinawa and Thailand during the Vietnam Era.
He is survived by his children: Don O’Neal, Autrey Andrew “Andy” (Charis) O’Neal, Jr., Amanda Kay O’Neal, grandchildren: Rhema C. O’Neal, Lily K. O’Neal, Samuel A. O’Neal, siblings; Faye O. Lewis, Linda G. (David) King, Carol “Steve” (Joanne) O’Neal, Jr and his ex-wife, Carrie O’Neal.
He was preceded in death by siblings Bobby F. O’Neal, Roy F. O’Neal, and Easter J. O’Neal.
Memorials may be made to the Darlington Veteran’s Memorial P.O. Box 62 Darlington SC 29540. A guestbook is available online at www.belkfuneralhome.com