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R. H. Austin

R H Austin

August 28, 1925     ~     November 30, 2017

 

Russell Howard “R. H.” Austin, 92, of Glasgow passed away Thursday November 30th at his home following a brief illness surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Monroe County August 28, 1925 to the late John Gillock Austin and Mae Downing Austin. R. H. was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church and attended Flippin and Gamaliel schools. He was a self-taught carpenter, who had helped in the construction of numerous homes and businesses in the area, and a farmer until his retirement. He had a love of animals and loved to tease and play jokes on everyone.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Dorothy Bush Austin; 2 sons: David Sisco (Martha) of Scottsville and Russell Austin (Brenda) of Glasgow; 3 daughters: Prytha Wilson (Leslie) of Eighty-Eight, Gwen Barbour (John) of Inverness, Florida, and Mary Anne Mathews (Tracy) of Louisville; 11 grandchildren: Neal Austin and Derek Saltsman of Glasgow; Brian Mathews (Lillie), Wendy Sexton (Rusty) and Brent Wilson of Louisville; Cory (Kasey) of Cave City; Christopher Sisco (Mary), Jennifer Sisco, Misty Bow (Harvey), Monica Wilson (Davy), and Jackie Calvert of Scottsville; two brothers: George Austin and Joe Austin (Becky) of Glasgow; 23 great-grandchildren; his precious pets, Dolly and Pretty Kitty; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by infant son Daniel Mark Austin, grandson Chad Austin, and brother Lester Clements Austin.

The family would like to express their appreciation to T.J. Samson Hospice and Brenda Thomas, caregiver.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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5 Entries for R. H. Austin

  1. Brenda K Reece says:

    Dorothy and family,
    So sorry to hear the news of R H. Please know that you and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Troy & Lou & Family says:

    He was always such a very kind gentleman when we would see him & your mom out,please know our thoughts& prayers are with you all at this very sad time and days that follow.

  3. Teresa Curd says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Gwen! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!????????

  4. Teresa Curd says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, Gwen! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!????????

  5. Jane Bowman says:

    Prayers of comfort Mary Ann, Prytha, and family.