Jamie G. Austin

Jamie G. Austin

Flat Rock - Jamie G. Austin, 55, of Flat Rock, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 2, 2012 at Elizabeth House, after a graceful two-year battle with cancer. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of the late George E. and Barbara S. Austin. He was a respected team leader with General Electric, retiring in 2012 following thirty-five years of service. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of thirteen years, Angela B. Austin; his son, Mitchell B. Austin and his wife Kim of Mills River; two sisters, Joni A. Ward and her husband Gerald of Zirconia, Gina A. Wheeler and her husband Michael of Barnardsville; his mother-in-law, Joan McGraw of Zirconia; his sister-in-law, Karen B. Watkins and her husband William of McKinney, TX; many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; and his loving four legged sidekick, Prissy.

A funeral will be at 11:00 am Tuesday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Blair Stewart will officiate. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8:30 pm Monday in the Forest Lawn Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or , 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, NC 28801.

A guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 4, 2012