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R.H. Austin, 92, of Glasgow, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at his home following a brief illness surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Monroe County, Aug. 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; two sons, David Sisco (Martha), of Scottsville and Russell Austin (Brenda), of Glasgow; three 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; and 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 2 p.m. Sunday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published on December 1, 2017
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