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James Andrew Austin Jr.

June 17, 1972April 5, 2021
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James Andrew Austin, Jr. “Jimmy” was born in Chester, SC on June 17, 1972 and passed away in Greenville, SC on April 5, 2021. Jimmy was the son of the late James A. Austin, Sr. And Earline Thompson Austin. He served in the United States Navy as a Gunners Mate. Jimmy enjoyed cooking, reading, art, Rock n’ Roll music and fishing.

Jimmy was survived by his son, Zoie Benjamin (Hannah), his sister, Katherine Horne (Michael), neices, Ciera Poag and Brittany Pardue, nephews, Ramon Poag, Jason Cook, and Kristofer Cook, a host of aunts and uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Brian Austin.

A memorial service will be held Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Mackey Funerals at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC 29609. The family will receive friends at the home of Zoie Benjamin in Greenville, SC and Katherine Horne in Chester, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alston Wilkes Society, 614 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

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    Monday, April 12, 2021

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Robin Cooper

April 13, 2021

Rip Jimmy...you were a cool person. I remember when I would babysit Anna and Kim and you and CP , Shane, and Charlie y'all would have me laughing coming across the Reagan's yard. This is truly heartbreaking. To Jimmy's family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Gene Reyna

April 12, 2021

I had the pleasure of knowing Jimmy. Actually we were even roommates for a few years. I have nothing but fond memories of the nicest, happiest and always smiling guy. We shared some great times together. Even though life took us in different paths and lost touch, I had JUST (days before his passing) run into him again in Greenville and we caught-up. Sadly, his life was ended much too soon. Rest in peace ole buddy. You will always be in my thoughts. Prayers to Zoie and family. God bless.

Bree Lee

April 12, 2021

Sending my condolences to the friends and family. As we go through these tough times, may we remember the good memories and appreciate the times that were granted to us. I will forever be thankful of the many journeys and interactions that I had with my uncle in the past. I will always look at life through the beauty of nature as he has taught me how to adjust my lenses when facing several hardships.
I will miss you so much Uncle Jimmy. My first ever Uncle. Thanks for the Adventures. Rest in Paradise.

Yonni Lee

April 12, 2021

Uncle Jimmy was the cool uncle to me. Know matter what, he always found a way to put a smile on our faces. He was a guy who cared and listened. I send my condolences to Zoie and the Austin family, I am lifting you all up in prayers. One thing for sure Zoie and Uncle Jim had a one of a kind father-son relationship. I love you Zo! Rest In Peace Uncle Jim!

Angela Barnette

April 11, 2021

Sending condolences to the family. May God bless you all. With love,
Aunt Angela Barnette

Joshua Moses

April 9, 2021

My condolences to the family.

I only knew Jimmy from his time here at Precision, but we always had great conversations. He was the first and only person to refer to me as "Hippie". I kind of embraced that nickname because of him. We used to shoot each other birds from across the shop that always ended up in laughs.

It truly is unfortunate that this happened, and I truly hope that you are at peace. You were a good friend and listener here at work. I'm glad I got to know you. A few others here are just as sad as I am, and will miss you just as much.

Take care Jimmy. You will be missed.

Patrick Timms

April 8, 2021

Deepest condolences to “Little Jimmy’s”family. He was a good friend from our high school years in Chester and we spent many a days in the gym working out together with our Dad’s. He will be greatly missed.

McCleod Family

April 8, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences. May God send you peace and understanding during this difficult time.

McCleod Family

Melinda Cheatham

April 8, 2021

I didn't know Mr. Jimmy, but just wanted to send his family a wish for closure and peace. Hoping you can find some happiness at this time in all the excellent memories Mr. Jimmy brought you. Sending love and peace from our house to yours.

Melinda

Britney Lee Benjamin -Clark

April 8, 2021

To the man I called “Uncle Jimmy” man oh man. I’m so sorry this has happen to the Family. May Your parents and Brother met you at the Heavens Gates with their arms open wide. I love you and hate that this happen deeply. To my 1st Cousin/Brother Zoie WE LOVE YOU. We are always here for YOU (Hannah) I am ALWAYS ALWAYS here. I can’t tell you how it feels but I know when you hurt I hurt and I’m hurting. I’m in deep prayer for you. God will heal your heart and give you the comfort. Turn to him in your darkest days. God is a Way maker he will see you(Us) through. I love you ALWAYS AUNTIE TONYA AND ZOIE

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