Earl Austin

Published 11:49 am Thursday, November 12, 2015

Earl Austin

November 10, 2015

Edward E. Austin, 71, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital.

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The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015 at

Black Jack Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Black Jack Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Earl was born September 28, 1944, the son of Jefferson Patrick Austin and Frances Cuny Austin. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and served his country in the Air Force. In addition to being a dedicated family man, Earl was a talented draftsman who spent his career engineering and drawing plans for various industrial operations and machines. He was a Deacon at Black Jack Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Roylene Dollar Austin; daughters, Kaye Buckhaulter of Bainbridge and Faye Whittaker and her husband, Chris, of Colquitt, GA; his grandchildren, Austin Lambert and Mikayla Buckhaulter; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Lynn Austin.