Richard Shute Austin
WEST COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Richard Shute Austin, 84, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel with interment in Southland Memorial Gardens. The service will be conducted by Dr. Bill Drees. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Austin was born February 18, 1928 in Highland, VA and passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. He was a son of the late Harvey and Olga Austin. He was a member of First Baptist Church West Columbia. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Austin loved to fly and ride his motorcycles. He was a certified pilot and had his stunt license. Mr. Austin owned his own business, Automotive Repair, for over 60 years in the Columbia area.
Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Hazel Lybrand Austin; son, Allen Austin (Pat); daughter, Sharon Gassaway (Lacey); son, Harvey Austin (Karen); grandchildren, Amanda Huffman (Chris) and Lindsey Gassaway; great-grandchildren, Tara, Faith and Anna Huffman, Dallas Faulkner and sister, Virginia Bowyer (Matt).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church West Columbia, P.O. Box 4898, West Columbia, SC 29171.