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Harry Austin

Posted By obits On January 20, 2015 @ 1:58 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 7 Comments

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Harry Edison Austin, age 83, of Shiloh, NC died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.  He was born in 1931 in Currituck County to the late Pell Burrus and Lela Hayman Austin.  Harry was active duty in the United States Coast Guard from 1949 to 1955.  He then served as a Coast Guard Reservist from 1955 to 1991.  He served as Bridge Operator and became Bridge Leader of Coinjock Bridge on the Inter Coastal Waterway working for Corps of Engineer.  He oversaw the Water Resources Operation and Navigation at the bridge.  He worked with the Corps of Engineers for thirty years.  He was also a well-known Sportsman’s Guide for hunting and fishing throughout Currituck and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Mr. Austin’s survivors include his daughter Margaret King and husband, John of Elizabeth City; two grandchildren, Christopher King and Jamie King; three great grandchildren Arya, Leila and Tahlia; a sister Helen Louise Austin and two brothers, Milford Austin and Warren Austin.   He was predeceased by his first wife, Mable Doxey Austin; second wife Alma Russell Austin; also a loving companion of twenty years, Kathleen Horton; two sisters, Grace Mead and Alma Everett and five brothers, Clarence Austin, Oswald Austin, Edgar Austin, Wilbur Austin and Gene Austin.

A funeral service with military honors will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel officiated by Pastor Nick Kahl.  Burial will be at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, following the service and at other times at the residence of John and Margaret King, 102 Simeon Court, Elizabeth City. Memorial donations may be made to the  Coinjock American Legion Post #288, PO Box 288, Coinjock, NC, 27923 The Austin family is served by Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC.  Online memorial condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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Condolence from zella Ann Everett Brown on January 20th, 2015 2:49 pm

Margaret,
So sorry to heard about your father.
Uncle Harry will be missed . I wish i could be there on Friday but my health will not allow it . My prayers & thoughts are with you & your family.Love to all of you . Zella Ann

Condolence from Cathy Austin Buchanan on January 20th, 2015 4:39 pm

So very sorry to hear of Uncle Harry’s passing. If there is anything Jenny or I can do to help out at this time, please don’t hesitate to call us. You are in our prayers.
Love,
Cathy

Condolence from Sheila Rose Tyler on January 20th, 2015 9:32 pm

Margaret and family,

So sorry to hear about your dad’s death. I am glad that you were there for him. I pray that our Lord and Savior will wrap his arms around you and your family and bring you comfort and peace.

God’s blessings,
Sheila Rose Tyler

Condolence from Chris Hooper on January 20th, 2015 10:43 pm

Margaret and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Harry’s passing. I was so Blessed to have him and your Auntie Mable as apart of my life. Daddy would take me to the bridge house Uncle Harry would show and let me open and close the bridge. Love you Chris

Condolence from Donna Fulcher Padilla on January 21st, 2015 10:08 pm

Margaret, Sorry for the loss of your father. May God bless and guide you during this most difficult time.

Condolence from Connie Brice on January 24th, 2015 3:56 am

So sorry for your loss. Harry and Alma were good friends to Bob and I quite a few years back. Used to go pick great big figs at their house. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Mike Walker on January 28th, 2015 8:00 am

Margaret,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May God bless and keep you at this difficult time and always.

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