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WILLIAM L'ESTRANGE AUSTIN, 94, of Fellsmere, FL passed away February 26, 2014. Born on May 26, 1919 in Newark, NJ, William moved to Fellsmere 35 years ago from Hallandale, FL. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Eastern Airlines after serving in the Navy during WWII. William was a musician and had a passion for playing the drums. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Ann Tucker Austin. He is survived by his three daughters: Joy Walker of Palm Bay, Bonnie (Michael) McCall of Fellsmere, and Wendy (Dan Goulet) Austin of Fellsmere; 6 grandchildren: Jesse Elliott, Lynn Shaprus, Brad Elliott, Ryan McCall, Emily (Nic) Secoy, and William McCall; 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. A visitation will be held Tuesday (3/4) from 2-4PM at Fountainhead Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday (3/5) at Fountainhead Funeral Home with interment to follow at Fountainhead Memorial Park on Babcock St. in Palm Bay. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the City of Fellsmere, Attn: Larry Napier at 22 S. Orange St., Fellsmere, FL 32948 for the Trailhead Preserve in memory of William L. Austin.

Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 4, 2014
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