HAYES - John "Tommy" Austin, 81, answered the call to be with his Lord after a brief battle with cancer. Anyone who knew him as a kind man, a devoted man and most of all a loving man. He served his country, his family and his Lord without hesitation. He was a man of many talents and more determination than most, always achieving what he set out to do. John was retried from the city of Hampton and was also a waterman, and held many post throughout his lifetime. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Kitty who was the love of his wife for 44 years, and his foster parents Jimmy and Jeanette Fowler. He has left behind to treasure his memory his son John and wife Holly, daughter Kendra and husband Mike, daughter Jeanette and husband Sean, daughter Robin and husband Keith. He also leaves behind a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. A brother Donnie Carmine, two nieces and numerous cousins, Best friends Fred and Betty Setterhorn and a very special friend Marilyn Diggs and a host of friends and especially the Friday Lunch Bunch. A Celebration of Life will be held at Union Baptist Church on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Pantry at Union Baptist Church. Andrews Funeral Home, Gloucester, Va. is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press on Nov. 13, 2013