Charles Lee Austin

October 11, 1929October 13, 2012

Charles Austin of Dallas, TX, was born in Waco Texas on October 11, 1929. The first born son of proud parents Clarence Alexander Austin and Elizabeth Moore Austin. Charles went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 13, 2012 at the age of 83 where he was surrounded by his loving wife, Dorothy Austin and his beloved family.

Charles loved his family deeply. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy Austin of Dallas, his younger brother Boyd Austin and wife Janet of Wills Point, his dearest sister Doris Bickerstaff of Red Oak and his loving daughters Deborah Seward of Dallas, Jan Austin of Dallas, Lisa Allen and son-in-law Ronnie of Dallas, Ann Seutter & son-in-law Gus of Mesquite, Son Michael Daughtry and daughter-in law Marsha of Waco; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

After High School, Charles went in to service for his country where he served two tours of duty. 1947 thru 1951 as a private in the Air Force and 1954 thru 1958 as a specialist in the Army. It was during this last tour of duty that Charles met his beloved wife Dorothy of 57 years from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

After completing his military service, Charles and Dorothy returned to his home state of Texas where they began their family and life together until his death on October 13, 2012. Charles made a decision to attend technical school to go into the field of heating and refrigeration as a technician. After completing his training, he began his life long career that spanned over 50 years with several organizations. He often spoke of his tenure with two of his favorites, which were Atlas Refrigeration and Chapman Air Conditioning where he was employed until his passing on October 13, 2012. Charles and his wife Dorothy were members of Orchard Hills Baptist Church in Garland under the teaching and leadership of Pastor Dickson Rial. Service Information:: Visitation - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home. Funeral Service – Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 11:00 AM – Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home. Burial will be at the DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas at 2:15 PM. Visitation of Family of Friends - October 17, 2012 starting at 5:00 PM at 4401 Seedling Lane, Mesquite, Texas, 75150 - Come and Go - finger foods and drinks provided

Arrangements entrusted to Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home 10501 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218 (214-327-8291)


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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wendy wright

October 18, 2012

I had the privilage of meeting Charles while working with his daughter Jan and he was one of the kindest men I have ever met and was always ready to help someone in need he will be missed.

Kim Watkins

October 16, 2012

So sorry for the loss of Charles Lee Austin, I didn't know this man, but I know his daughters and he bears good FRUIT. He was welcomed home by a glorious party of cheering angles and friends I'm sure. Praying for his family and loved ones to be comforted at this time of separation, knowing there will be a joyous reunion by and by. God Bless You All!!

Jackie Milton Jr

October 16, 2012

Me and Charles have been buds for over 10 years. We used to sneak to the back porch and smoke, and hed tell me a story or three. I ve had such a good time with him. He was so good with his entire family. He will be missed. I am glad to have been in town a week prior to his passing and been able to have spent time visiting with him at his home. He was cheerful and happy to see me. I will miss my bud, but know he is in a good place. Bye Charles.

Sandy Locke

October 16, 2012

Charlie you always made me feel like a Daughter. You are a wonderful person and you will have a special place in heaven like in everyone's heart!

October 16, 2012

Boyd,Doris,Jan Lisa and Deborah, I am sorry for charles's passing.
He was a good man and Dad. I had a couple of ooprtunities to work beside him in the A/c business and he was the best I have ever seen, none have measured up to his style and technical detail of how things went together.
your cousin:
Rickey Wilkins.

Lisa Ragon

October 15, 2012

You were a wonderful Man! You always were a kind man, lots of character and genuinley cared for me. I could always tell you my stories and you would always have one to match it. We always laughed together and you were always such positive energy! You will always be remembered in my heart. Jan, you are just like your dad. I love you and your family and I will always be here for you and yours.
Lisa Ragon

Angel Callahan

October 15, 2012

So Very Sorry for all of your loss, I know how close this family is and the love all of you have for each other, He did a great job raising all of you to always put family first and it shows..May he rest in peace and may God wrap his arms around all that loved him...Big Hugs to all of you...Love Angel Callahan

Jeff Wycough

October 15, 2012

Our loss is heavens gain! It was nice knowing you Charlie. You will be missed....

Vicki Chase

October 15, 2012

Ann, Charlie was a wonderful man who was loved and respected by so many. He was a jewel of a person. His pain from this physical life is no more and he is now seated with our Lord. What a joyous day when he ascended into the open arms of God. I have been Blessed by knowing him. You and your entire family are in my prayers as you mourn the passing of your Dad. Dads have a special place in their daughter's hearts.


October 15, 2012

We are deepley saddened by the passing of your grandfather. It was a pleasure to have known him, he was truly a wonderful caring man. May God guide you and your family through this troubling time. Loving thoughts to you and your family.
Richard,Pam & Whitney Griffin