Mr. J. Robert Austin, 77, of Winder died Saturday, December 31, 2011.
Born in Barrow County, to the late R.P. and Kathleen Hunter Austin. He was a member of Midway Christian Church and was the owner and operator of Austin Construction for over 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
Survivors include: his wife, Sarah Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sheryl Austin and Keith and Elizabeth Austin, all of Winder; brother, Donald Austin; and sister, Ona McGahee, both of Bethlehem; and 4 grandchildren, Caleb Austin, Colton Austin, Desiree Middlebrooks and Bethany Austin.
The family received friends on Monday, January 2, 2012. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Midway Christian Church with Rev. John Burchfield and Rev. Hal Tapp officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to Midway Christian Church 1406 Hog Mountain Rd. Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.