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Rev William James “Bill” Austin

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Rev William James “Bill” Austin

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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  • Created by: Arleen Hopkins
  • Added: 28 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81152468
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William James “Bill” Austin (30 Oct 1925–12 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81152468, citing Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Arleen Hopkins (contributor 46570974) .