UNION — Mr. Fant Austin, 67, husband of Mary Lois Brewington Austin, 151 Ben Black Road, Union, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Mr. Austin was born in Union, July 31, 1945, a son of the late Nim and Arzie Peahuff Austin. He retired after 38 years from Conso Products and continued working for Union Construction Co. with his son. Mr. Austin was a member of Brown’s Creek Baptist Church where he was active in the Claudie Williams Sunday School class. He was first married to the late Jean Adams Austin, loving wife of 42 years, and was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Kendall Austin and wife Amy, and his grandchildren, Chandler, Taylor and Parker Austin, all of Union; two sisters, Gladys Henderson and Minnie Knox, and a brother, Doug Austin, all of Union; a special friend, Mrs. Helen McSwain; numerous nieces and nephews including a special niece, Pat Cantrell; and Mrs. Austin’s children, Lisa Shetley and husband Ronnie, Monica Hines and husband Allen and Joey Blackwell.
Mr. Austin was predeceased by three sisters, Elizabeth Lunsford, Sue Wilbanks, and Evelyn Austin; and a brother, Johnny Austin.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Harmony Care Hospice and to a special friend Kaye Lea Heatherly for their care and concern of Mr. Austin during his illness.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church conducted by Rev. John Lee, Rev. Curt Bradford and Rev. Bob Cato. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Miracle League of Union Co., P.O. Box 425, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home 151 Ben Black Road, Union, S.C.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.