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Johnnie B. Austin

December 26, 1931 - August 30, 2012
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Corinth, Ms. Johnnie B. Austin age 80, departed this life August 30, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Marion Franklin Austin and Mary Ellen Lu Tishie Stuart Austin on December 26, 1931 in Alcorn Co., Ms. He was a member of the 31st Dixie Division, 155th Infantry Division " Company H" that was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge he relocated to Gary, Indiana and worked at the Ford Motor Co. in Chicago, Ill. He married Jane Rogers Austin in October 15, 1954 in Alcorn Co., Ms. In 1960 he moved his family back to Corinth where he was employed by Conley Bros. Supply Co. He later worked...
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Johnnie B. Austin age 80, departed this life August 30, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Marion Franklin Austin and Mary Ellen Lu Tishie Stuart Austin on December 26, 1931 in Alcorn Co., Ms.
He was a member of the 31st Dixie Division, 155th Infantry Division " Company H" that was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge he relocated to Gary, Indiana and worked at the Ford Motor Co. in Chicago, Ill. He married Jane Rogers Austin in October 15, 1954 in Alcorn Co., Ms. In 1960 he moved his family back to Corinth where he was employed by Conley Bros. Supply Co. He later worked at W.R. Grace and Co. as a long distance truck driver and Fleet Safety Director. He retired from Miller Transporters of Memphis, Tn.
Mr. Austin was member of Christ United Methodist Church of Corinth. He was also a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Shriner, Eastern Star, and Elk Lodge #2573.
He loved spending time with his family and attending "Company H" reunions. He and his wife enjoyed old "Western Movies". He went to McDonald's every morning to meet with his McDonald's Coffee Club.
Survivors include his wife Jane of 57 years, daughter: Dale Austin Hatch of Corinth and son: John B. Austin of Bella Vista, AR., Granddaughters: Jessica Austin Cultra of Fort Smith, Ar., Jennifer Aaines of Nashville, Tn., Grandsons: Chase Austin Hatch of Wichita, KS., Trevor Austin and Shane Austin and their mother Jean Austin whom he regarded as another daughter, all of Fort Smith, Ar. Two Great grandchildren: Austin Cole Bethel of Madison, Tn., and Atleigh Victoria Cultra of Fort Smith, Ar., his godson: Matthew Douglas Essary of Nashville, Tn., 2 step-grandchildren: Natasha Miller of Fayetteville, Ar. & Weldon Ratliff of Tulsa, Ok., 2 special cousins: Mary Ellon Franks of Corinth, and James Ray Franks of Guys, Tn, whom he regarded as a brother as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Those gone before him are brothers Thomas, Lafayette, Robert and Willie. Sisters: Fannie, Katie, Lizzie, Acton, Annie and Lorene.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends at McDonald's.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny Rowland and Bro. Merle Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation was held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday night.

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