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Robert Samuel "Sonny" Austin
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Obituary for Robert Samuel "Sonny" Austin

Robert Samuel “Sonny” Austin, age 78, departed this life on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Calhoun Health Care Center in Calhoun, Georgia, after an extended illness. He was born January 26, 1939 in Norma, Tennessee, and was a member of the Norma Baptist Church.

He was proceeded in death by one son, Timothy Samuel Austin; his parents, Luther Joseph Austin and Pearlie Ann (Ford) Austin; step-mother, Cora (Hatfield) Austin; and four brothers, Kenneth Willard Austin, Teddy James Austin, Luke Austin Jr, and Harold Lee Austin; one sister, Mildred Carlene (Austin) West-Lowe.

He is survived by his children, Mary Theresa Austin of Athens Tennessee, Joseph Luther Austin and wife Patricia of Chatsworth Georgia, Daniel Eric Jump and wife Tiffaney of Buckeye Arizona, Danita Austin and husband Stan Williamson of Ten Mile Tennessee, Maria Austin Barrett of Rocky Face Georgia; and one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Heery Austin of Chatsworth Georgia.; twelve grandchildren, Robert O’Neal Austin, Timothy Samuel Austin Jr, Harry Thomas Austin, Sara Marie Austin, Brittany Ann Nicole Austin, Ashley Michelle Austin, Alexander Daniel Jump, Kylee Ann Jump, Jason Matthew Issac Wheat, Jennifer Mochahbee Rodgers, Steven Mochahbee, Joshua Wayne Barrett; (15) great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Jean Austin Driggers of Georgia; three brothers, Billy M. Austin, E. Ray Austin and wife Gail, all of Huntsville, Tennessee, Larry Austin and wife Janet of Pioneer, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.

After his retirement in 2001, Sonny enjoyed gardening, riding his ATV in the mountains around Norma, and spending time with his family. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a brother, and a friend to all.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of funeral service at 2:00 P.M., Saturday Afternoon, January 20, 2018 in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville Bro. Moe Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow at the Norma Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Four Oaks Funeral Homes of Huntsville is in charge of the arrangements for the family of Robert Samuel “Sonny” Austin.


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