Willard Herschel Austin, 75 of Athens, died Wednesday at his residence. Services will be 11am Saturday (Lie-in-State 10-11pm Saturday) at First Church with Dr. Rick Craft and Bruce Johnson officiating, burial in Roselawn Cemetery, visitation is from 6-9pm Friday at Spry Funeral Home. Mr. Austin was born February 27, 1941 in Limestone County, he was a member of the First Church, and he was retired from City of Athens and owner of A&A Lawn Service. Survivors: Wife: Dannie Frances Austin, Athens, Special Nephew: Johnny Morell Jr., Athens, Special Nieces: Lisa Michelle Coleman, Athens and Diane Anton of Ardmore, AL, Six Special Great Nieces and Nephews: Allison Rogers, Michael Rogers, Dustin Anton, Auston Morell and Peyton Morell. Memorials may be made to Food Bank at First Church.
Published on February 9, 2017