Sonny Avery Jr. 74 of Coal Grove, Ohio opened the doors of heaven on Wednesday April 21, 2021 leaving from his home with his family at his side.
The Lawrence county native was born July 23, 1946, a son of the late Milton Avery Sr. and the late Mary Whitt. He was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. Sonny had served for 46 years as the owner of Sonny Averys Body Shop in both Coal Grove and Ironton, he was an active member of VFW Post 8850 and Moose Lodge 701 of Ironton. He enjoyed socializing, music, watching tv but most of all he loved his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father in law, Charles and Marjorie Scherer,
He is survived by his wife of 26 years whom he married on July 5, 1994; Carol Sue Avery, 3 sons; Sonny Ray (Mary Ackison) Avery, Rusty Avery, Toby (Becky) Avery, a stepson; Larry White, 2 stepdaughters; Marjorie Mckee, Lisa (Brian) Bryant, 3 sisters; Phyllis (Gary) Burchfield, Claudia Frayley, Celia Hanes, 2 brothers; Ernest (Kathleen) Avery, James Whitt, a brother in law; Chuck Scherer, 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, a special cousin Mary Agnus Goody, and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at Noon on Monday April 26, 2021 in the Hanging Rock Apostolic Church with Pastor Rev. Glen Jenkins officiating. Sonny will be laid to rest in the Woodland Cemetery after services with Military Honors provided by VFW Post 8850.
Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.
Sonny began his journey by planning with the Taylor -Brown family of Brown Funeral Chapel at brownfuneralchapel.org
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