Joey Russell Austin, age 65, of Elizabeth City, NC died on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Elizabeth City, NC on April 20, 1956 to the late Wilbur Russell Austin and Bertha Elizabeth Evans Hollomon. Joey was a member of the V-Twin Cruisers Motorcycle Club and loved the beach, especially spending time at Corolla. He was a very social person and made new friends wherever he went. Joey had a passion for life and was devoted to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by a daughter, Janelle E. Austin of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons, Joshua R. Austin of Camden, NC and Jordan S. Austin (Jewel) of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Bonnie Brothers (Leon) of Elizabeth City, NC; a brother, Randy Austin (Lynne) of Ft. Worth, TX; three grandchildren, Aidan Austin, Joy’Siah Austin, and Jeremias Austin; Lisa Gregory, the mother of his children; and lots of nieces and a nephew.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Twiford Memorial Chapel officiated by the Rev. David Wallace. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the funeral home lobby. The service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/TwifordFuneralHome. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Austin family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (or online at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html). To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Austin or to send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
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