Obituary of Edward Austin (2022) – Mechanicsville, VA

AUSTIN, Edward “Ed” Lee, died peacefully at the age of 91 to be with his Lord and eternal family in heaven. He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Marie Woody Austin; Father, Thomas C. Austin Jr.; brother, Myers F. Austin “Bubba”; little sister, Flora A. Austin; grandmother, Florence F. Austin “Nanny”; special aunt, Clara L. Needham “Sis”; and special cousin, Brenda JoAnn Eubank. He is survived by his son David Russell “Rusty” Austin (Pam); two daughters, Victoria A. Duff (Troy) and Angela M. Austin; nine grandchildren, David, Scott, Crystal, Jennifer, Kaitlyn, Blake, Michael, Nathaniel and Charlotte Ann; six great-grandchildren, Zachary, Gavin, Jude, Gage, Kaylee and Piper; special niece, Sabrina A. Conway (Danny); grandniece, Heather Conway; and many other family members and friends. He served 11 years in the Army and Navy, fought in the Korean War and was a staunch member of the American Legion. He shared a lifelong love of sports ranging from football, basketball and baseball to horseshoes, bowling and golf. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and travelling, among other things, but most of all he enjoyed and loved being with friends and family. Although he was skilled in numerous professions, he kept the family tradition alive as a painter. He worked for CWTalley and RLBulifant before starting his own business (EL Austin Painting).

He was loved by so many and we will miss him dearly and always in ours

hearts. A visit for Ed will be held at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm

Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23231. A memorial service will be held

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 12 p.m. at the Nelsen funeral home

Burial immediately afterwards in Washington Memorial Park.

Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 23, 2022.

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