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AUSTIN, David William A dedicated family man, devoted Christian, and loyal friend, David William Austin of Raleigh, NC, passed away on December 11, 2017. David was born in Atlanta, GA on March 27, 1938 to Jerome Hollis and Mary Shuey Austin. He graduated from Henry Grady High School in Atlanta in 1955, where he was co-president of the student body. He attended Duke University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he married his high school sweetheart, Diane Thomas, to whom he was happily married for 58 years. David joined The Trane Company after a three-year stint in the Air Force, working for 40 years in air conditioning sales and sales management at Brady Trane, Inc., the Greensboro-based franchise. He retired as general manager in 2002. David is survived by his wife, Diane, three children, five grandchildren, and four and half great-grands. Visitation will be Monday, December 18 from 5 8 pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. Funeral services will be held at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19th. Donations may be made to the Duke Raleigh Cancer Fund (found at, or to Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 14, 2017
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