JOHN H. AUSTIN ROCKFORD - John H. Austin of Rockford, departed this earthly life Friday, January 31, 2014, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. He was born February 8, 1944, in Brownsville, TN; the son of Jack and Willie Austin. John lived in Rockford since 1965, coming from Tennessee. He was last employed as a truck driver. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Carver High School in Brownsville. John leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Sylvia Reed; two grandchildren, Jamal and Timika; two great-grandchildren; sister, Rosetta Austin; special niece, Diane (Melvin) Stoval; special nephew, Wilbert Austin; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State Street. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2014