Barrett L. Austin

PFC Barrett L. Austin


PFC Barrett Lyle Austin, 20, of Easley, S.C., died April 21, 2013 in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when his vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, April 17, 2013. He was assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

PFC Austin was born in Easley on November 10, 1992 to Curt and Yolanda Buck Austin. He was a 2011 graduate of Pickens High school and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley.

Surviving in addition to his parents is his wife, Heather Hooker Austin of Fort Stewart, GA; two sisters, Summer Harris and Jordan Austin both of Easley; a nephew, Machen Harris of Easley; grandparents, Don and Betty Austin of Pickens and Benny and Helen Buck of Darlington, SC; his great grandmother, Gertie Jones of Darlington, SC; his uncles and aunts, Donnie and Rhonda Austin of Pickens and Ernie and Rita Buck of Darlington, SC.

A service to Celebrate PFC Austin's life will be held on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Rock Springs Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Pickens with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Rock Springs Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Curtis Austin /Special Account at BB&T Bank, memo on check must say Austin Memorial.

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

The family will be at the home of his parents.



Funeral Home

Dillard Memorial Funeral Home
2402 GENTRY MEMORIAL HWY Pickens, SC 29671
(864) 878-6371

Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 30, 2013