WINDER – J. Robert Austin, 77, died Saturday, December 31, 2011.
Born in Barrow County, he was the son of the late R.P. and Kaithleen Hunter Austin. He was a member of Midway Christian Church, was a veteran of the United States Army, and was the owner and operator of Austin Construction for over 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Austin, Winder; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sherryl Austin, and Keith and Elizabeth Austin, all of Winder; four grandchildren, Caleb Austin, Colton Austin, Desiree Middlebrooks and Bethany Austin; brother, Donald Austin, Bethlehem; and sister, Ona McGahee, Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. from the Midway Christian Church with the Revs. John Burchfield and Hal Tapp officiating. The body will lie in state at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Christian Church, 1406 Hog Mountain Rd., Winder, GA 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.