Mr. William Lester Austin age 84, passed away Friday February 22, 2013, in Spalding Regional Hospital.
Mr. Austin was born in Winder, GA on June 21, 1928, to the late Henry Grady and Sunie Ledbetter Austin. He was a retired dispatcher from Transus and a Veteran of the United States Navy.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Austin was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Steed Austin.
Survivors include son and daughter in law, Wayne and Ginger Austin of Jonesboro, daughter and son in law, Vickie and Mike McKneely of Griffin, daughter Belinda Bone of McDonough; two sisters, Joy Worley of Winder and Betty Ewing of Grayson. Other survivors include seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. William Lester Austin will be conducted on Monday February 25, 2013, at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Haisten McCullough Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Daugherty and Rev. Nelson Grist will officiate. Interment will follow in Westwood Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday February 24, 2013, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Orchard Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 205 Swint Road Orchard Hill, GA 30266.
To pay condolences online to the family, please do so at www.haistenmccullough.com.
The Haisten McCullough Funeral Home, 1155 Everee Inn Rd. is in charge of arrangements.