Bill Austin

Sylva, North Carolina

Jul 8, 1944 – Jun 19, 2019


July 8, 1944
June 19, 2019
Sylva, North Carolina


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Appalachian Funeral Services & Crematorium Obituary

Bill was born on July 8, 1944 and passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Bill was a resident of Sylva, North Carolina at the time of passing. He spent his life in service to his country as a United States Coast Guardsman, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:30 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC. Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be given in Bill's name to: Mission Rathbun House 121 Sherwood Rd. Asheville, NC 28803.

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My condolence to the family of LCDR William Austin, USCG Retired. William was a stabilizing force throughout my Coast Guard career, and often helped me remain focused on developing and maintaining good leadership skills. My God bless him in subsequent lives, and I'm positive our paths will cross again.

To the family of Bill Austin, we our condolences, we are sorry for your lost may the God of all comfort help you in these hard times.