|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1933|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2010|
Randall Richard Austin
SHREVEPORT, LA - Randall Richard Austin, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on June 9, 2010 after a long illness. He was 76 years old. Always offering a bright smile and a positive word, Randall was a joy to all who knew him. Randall served in the United States Air Force for 22 years, retiring at the rank of Major. During his service in Vietnam he was awarded the Silver Star for actions performed as a Forward Air Controller during the Tet Offensive of 1968. While in the Air Force, Randall traveled the world, but in retirement, chose to make Shreveport his home.
Working in the Medical Supply Industry, he later established Medical Gas Technologies, serving as President until his second retirement. An active community worker Randall served as President of the Sales and Marketing Club of Shreveport. Always fully involved in life, Randall was active in his Church, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, serving on the Vestry and acting as a facilitator for the Seekers Sunday School Class for many years. Randall devoted many hours to the work of Community Renewal International, being an early supporter. He was a regular blood plasma donor at Life Share Blood Center and encouraged many friends to become donors. An avid golfer, Randall was a member of East Ridge Country Club, serving on the Board of Directors. In addition, he established an active Croquet group at East Ridge. In recent years the Barnwell Art Center profited from Randall's interest and involvement.
Randall is survived by his wife, Judy Adams Austin; son, Dennis Austin and wife, Joy of Bossier City; daughters, Beth Reynolds and husband, Doug of Owensboro, Kentucky, Nancy Redding and husband, Allen of Roland, Arkansas and Amy Bustamante and husband, Dan of El Paso, Texas, and their children. He is also survived by his brother, Carl Austin and wife, Kathy of Nashville, Indiana; sisters, Ruth Bowman, Joyce Bowman, Pam Strode and husband, Paul of Indianapolis, Indiana, Cynthia Daughtry and her husband, Robert of Anthony, Florida and Diane Jabaley and her husband, Tony of Atlanta, Georgia.
A memorial service celebrating Randall's life journey will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral. Officiating will be The Very Rev. Dr. Jacob Owensby. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Watts, Charles Knox, Bob Jahnke, Mack McCarter, John Scheel, and I.V. Hastings.
The family requests that memorials in Randall's honor be made to the charity of one's choice. OSBORNFUNERALHOME.NET
Published in Shreveport Times from June 10 to June 11, 2010
Maj – Major (O4) is a field grade military commissioned officer rank just above the rank of captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
Specifically: A memorial service celebrating Randall's life journey will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.
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Record added: Jun 09, 2010
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U.S. Air Force Motto – Air Force motto "UNO AB ALTO - One Overall", "Above All" as of 2008. We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Major Austin|
Added: Jun. 10, 2010