1928 -2014 James Dillard Austin, 86, of Beaumont, died Friday, December 5, 2014. He was born on February 26, 1928, in Hubbard, to the late Edna Smith Austin and Cecil Earl Austin, and had been a lifelong resident of Beaumont. Jim owned Jim Austin Oldsmobile Cadillac in Orange and also had interest in real estate development in downtown Beaumont. He is survived by his wife of almost sixty-eight years, Virginia; son, Gregory and his wife Janiece, along with their five children, Mary Caroline, Tara Montgomery, Jonathan David, Olivia Kathryn, and Reece Nixon, of Beaumont. He also enjoyed his many nieces and nephews over the years. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David; brother, Hillard; sister, Jacqueline; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, George and Mozelle Smith and Henry and June Medford. A gathering of Mr. Austin's family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 8, 2014, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to
, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701; Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706; or to Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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2000 McFaddin Street
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 7, 2014