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Rev William James "Bill" Austin
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1925
Bushland
Potter County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 2011
Amarillo
Potter County
Texas, USA

NAME: William James Austin

AGE: 86

BORN: October 30, 1925 PLACE OF BIRTH: Bushland, TX

DATE OF DEATH: November 12, 2011 PLACE OF DEATH: Amarillo, TX

SERVICE & OFFICIANT: South Georgia Baptist Church by Terry Austin

BURIAL: Memory Gardens, Canyon Highway, Amarillo, Texas

BIOGRAPHY: William J Austin served in Marine Corps in 1943 and he was wounded on Iwo Jima on March 1, 1945. He was awarded a Purple Heart on June 25, 1945. After being discharged from the USMC, he surrendered to preach on Easter 1951. William later served as pastor of 4 different churches over almost 30 years. In July 1969, he was appointed Director of Missions for the Colorado Baptist Convention until he retired in 1989 when he moved back to Amarillo, Texas. Since retirement, he has interim pastored at numerous churches in the Texas Panhandle.

SURVIVORS: Wife Bella Jo Austin; Brother Charles Austin; Children Linda Siefkin, Terry Austin, Steve Austin, Jeff Austin; Grandchildren Bryan McLimore, Cassie McLimore, Jeremy Austin, Matthew Austin, Andrew Austin, Chae Austin, Stephanie Austin, Macey Austin, Morris Austin, Molly Austin; Great Grandchildren Madison McLimore, Ryanne McLimore, Garrett McLimore, Noah Austin

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ova Evan Austin (1889 - 1961)
  Lena May Sunday Austin (1894 - 1933)
 
 Siblings:
  Ralph Owen Austin (1909 - 1996)**
  Etha Louise Austin Hudson (1919 - 2002)*
  Oscar E Austin (1921 - 2006)*
  William James Austin (1925 - 2011)
  Joe Christfield Austin (1928 - 1987)*
  Infant Son of O. E. Austin (1928 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Memory Gardens Cemetery
Amarillo
Randall County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Arleen Hopkins
Record added: Nov 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81152468
Rev William James Bill Austin
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