Bobby R. Austin was born February 13, 1933 in Michie, TN the son of the late Harold and Maggie Gray Austin.
Mr. Austin grew up in the Michie community and attended Michie High School until he enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. He began his military career in 1953 as a medic, served two terms in Vietnam War, was in the Korean conflict and retired as a Sergeant First Class in 1973. He was very proud to have served his country. In the middle of his military career, he was united in marriage to Alma Parsons on July 1, 1966.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Michie, Tennessee. He loved to go fishing and quail hunting. His favorite past time was going to the ball fields to watch his grandson, Trae, play ball.
Mr. Austin departed this life on August 28, 2012 in Corinth, Mississippi at the age of 79 Years, 6 Months, 15 Days. He is survived by his wife, Alma Austin of Michie, TN; a daughter, Debra Bain and husband Dale of Corinth, MS; grandson, Trae Bain of Corinth, MS; a sister, Geneva Pratt of Michie, TN; two brothers, Joe Austin and wife Saundra of Michie, TN, Garry Austin and wife Donna of Michie, TN; special sister-in-laws and brother-in-law, Lola and Lowell Smith, and Ruby Smith; host of extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Austin was preceded in death by a sister, Bettye Nixon; two brothers, James Austin, Billy Austin; two brother-in-laws, J.O. Pratt, Ottie Smith.