JAMESS R. AUSTIN

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JAMES ROBERT AUSTIN (Age 85)  
Founder,  
Austin Royster Funeral Home  

Peacefully departed this life on July 2, 2014 at his home in Washington, DC. in the presence of his family. Born April 29, 1929 in Evington, VA to the late Thomas R. Austin and Nannie B. Austin. He served in the U.S. Army and the DC National Guard for 28 years; rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant and is a Korean War Veteran. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years. He was a trustee at the Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 30 years. Mr. Austin leaves to cherish his memories, beloved wife Carol B. Austin; devoted children James R. Austin, Wanda Tardy (Edward), Cecelia Royster (Charles) and Terry Austin; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Rhodes, Emily Turner, Marion Sneed and Louise Barmore; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. Viewing until 10:30 a.m. Service at Matthew Memorial Baptist Church, 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington, DC. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Serv ices entrusted to Terry Austin Funeral Services and the Austin Royster Funeral Home.


Published in The Washington Post from July 11 to July 13, 2014
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