Wade Allen Austin, 77, of Granite Falls, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston Salem.
Mr. Austin was born in Caldwell County to the late Howard Washington Austin and Clara Bolick Austin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Blain Edward Austin. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army and retired plant manager for the Kroehler Company. He was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he served as President of the Heavenly Sonlighters Sunday school class and was a member of the Administrative Council. He served as Scout Master of Troop 251 for 19 years and was a member of the Foothills Antique Power Association. He loved his tractors and gardening and most of all his family.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Ezma Roberts Austin of the home; his sons, Allen Wade Austin of Orlando, FL, and Anthony John Austin and wife Sherry of Granite Falls. He also leaves behind six grandchildren to cherish his memory, Cody, Sydney, Rachel, Jacob, Eleanor and Adelaide.
Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Eric Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Austin, Cody Parham, Alton Reid, Willie Hudson, Jeff Smith, Kevin Hall and Danny Reid
The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center Building Fund, 4948 Burns Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.
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Pendry's Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wade Allen Austin.