Rev. Joseph Samuel Austin
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Funeral services honoring the memory and life of Rev. Joseph Samuel Austin will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at South Park Baptist Church 1401 University Pkw. Leesville, LA. 71446 with Reverends. Wesley Jackson and Pat Austin officiating. Burial with Masonic services will be at the Oak Forest Cemetery on Hwy 117 Leesville under the direction of Jeane's Funeral Service of Leesville.
Visitation will start on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. and continue until service time at South Park Baptist Church.
Rev. Austin was born on July 16, 1927 in DeRidder, La and went home to Jesus on August 14, 2014 in Alexandria, La at the age of 87 yrs and 30 days old. He was a United States WWII Veteran having served in the United States Army. He worked for Civil service at Ft. Polk for 31 yrs. and was a Minister of the Gospel at Douglas Memorial Baptist Church and preached at churches in the area. He also served as a deacon at Good Hope Baptist Church for several years and was a Master Mason for the Lodge of Louisiana and Orange Lodge of Anacoco. Serving the Lord , farming and being with his family brought great joy to him.
Preceding him in death was his wife; Jeanne L. Austin, Parents; J.R. and Maggy Austin, Son and Daughter in law; Arthur and Phillis Austin, Grandaughters; Amanda M Austin and Jeanne Austin Alexander, Sisters; Ollie Mae Austin Bailey Moore.
Survivors are; Sons and Daughters in law: Victor and Jean Austin of Leesville, Artie and Diane Austin of Burr Ferry and Louis "Sam" and Stephanie Austin of Anacoco. Daughter: Evelyn Holsomback of Leesville; 16 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
Word of comfort may be extended to the family at www.jeanesfs.com
Jeanes Funeral Service
100 E Union St
Leesville, LA 71446
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 16, 2014