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Billy Austin

Billy Carol Austin, 75, of Dresden passed away Wednesday Nov. 9, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at Bowlin Funeral Home with burial following at Martin Memorial Gardens in Martin. Jerry Grimsley, Stan Watson and Allen Collins officiated the service.
Mr. Billy C. Austin was born July 19, 1947, in Hardin County, the son of the late Luther Gilbert and Lillie Lucille Cossey Austin. On May 23, 1969, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Gentry, who survives. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Union City after working for 33 years.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Austin of Dresden; daughters, Angela Watson (Stan) of Martin and Aretha Hodges of St. Louis; sisters, Robbie Jones of Savannah, Tenn., and Effie Franks (Bill) of Union City; brothers, James Austin and John D. Austin, both of Savannah, Tenn.; and one grandchild, Lily Watson of Martin.
In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his brother, Floyd Junior Austin; and his sister, Jo Jones.

Published in The Messenger 11.15.22

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