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Rev David Miller Austin
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1931
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 2013
Boone
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA

Son of William Walter AUSTIN and Ruth SHORES. Married Jean ASHLEY.

Rev. David Miller Austin, age 81, of Willy Austin Drive, Blowing Rock, passed away March 2, 2013 at the Watauga Medical Center. He was born August 22, 1931 in Watauga County. Rev. Austin's pastored many Baptist churches in the area for more than 30 years. They included his home church, Cool Springs Baptist Church, and Bethany, Doe Ridge, Pleasant Grove, Boone Fork, Rich Mountain, Yellow Hill, Mount View, and Bailey's Camp Baptist Churches. He also retired from the Town of Boone's Water and Sewer Department as superintendent.

He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Jean Ashley Austin; two daughters, Melinda Schultz of Greensboro, and Deborah McNeil and husband, Douglas, of Boone; two sons, Rev. Wesley Austin and wife, Lisa, of Asheville, and Rev. Michael Austin and wife, Lynda, of Sparta; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maude Black of Linville. A number of nieces, nephews and special friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Austin; one brother, Jack Austin; and one sister, Mabel Bowman.

Funeral services were held at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by his sons, Rev. Wesley Austin and Rev. Michael Austin. Burial was private.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Walter Austin (1905 - 1997)
  Ruth Jane Shores Austin (1912 - 2004)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Jean Ashley Austin (1933 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maude Austin Black (1930 - 2014)*
  David Miller Austin (1931 - 2013)
  Joseph Jackson Austin (1936 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cool Springs Cemetery
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Victory
Record added: Mar 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106299470
Rev David Miller Austin
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- Robert C. Peurifoy
 Added: Feb. 3, 2016
David, You was a good pastor.
- K
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
 
 
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