Rockco Funeral Home

805 Birmingham Rd, Centreville, AL


Herman "Red" Austin

November 1, 1941September 1, 2019

Herman “Red” Austin, age 77, of Lawley, AL entered into rest on Sept 1, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 1, 1941 to Forrest Austin and Ruby Gideons Austin Steele in Pensacola, FL. Member of Randolph Baptist Church. Important events in is life was meeting his wife, becoming a father twice and a Papa to two grandsons, granddaughter and being baptized. He loved fishing, hunting, spending time outdoors and being with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dee Austin of Lawley; son, Randy Austin of Lawley; daughter, Emily Dyer(Kris) of Maplesville; grandchildren, Hayden Dyer, Logan Dyer and Aleena Austin; brothers in law, Robert Radford of Pensacola, FL, Harlan Steele(Diane) Socorro, MN and Stewart Steele(Nancy) of Park Rapids, MN; sister in law, Jeanine Baldwin of Coloma, MI and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Forrest Austin; mother, Ruby Steele(Clifford); sister, Maxine Radford; brothers, Raymond Austin(Sadie) and Jerry Austin.

Funeral service will be Friday, Sept 6, 2019 at Randolph Baptist Church at 11 AM. Visitation is one hour prior to service. Burial in Randolph Cemetery. Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating with Rockco Funeral Home Centreville directing. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Cavendar, Cliff Colburn, Ben Brown, Lynn Green, Kris McCutcheon, Randy Austin, Danny Scott and Randall Hand. Honorary pallbearers, many friends, Lawley Fire Department, Randolph Baptist Church, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Comfort Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations to be made to the family or in care of Randolph Baptist Church.


  • Nicholas Cavender
  • Cliff Colburn
  • Ben Brown
  • Lynn Green
  • Kris McCutcheon
  • Randy Austin
  • Danny Scott
  • Randall Hand
  • Randolph Church Family, Honorary
  • Lawley Fire Department, Honorary
  • Comfort Care Hospice, Honorary


  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Burial Friday, September 6, 2019


Herman "Red" Austin

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Jan Anderson

September 5, 2019

Dee, Emily, and Randy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Red was a wonderful man that loved his wife and children. He would always come with Dee to parent conferences to check on you children's progress. He always had a big smile and a kind word. I'm so glad I knew him. I love you all and will be praying for you.