Beno Carlton Austin

January 24, 1921August 1, 2018

Beno Carlton Austin, 97, of Dove Street, Lenoir passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Austin was born January 24. 1921 in Caldwell County to the late Joseph Edward Austin and Janie Carlton Austin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Reita Hampton Austin, five brothers, and two sisters.

He was a proud Veteran of the United States Arm, serving during WWII and worked in the furniture industry.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy Austin Earley and husband Howard of Asheville, NC, and one son, Jerry A. Austin and wife Shirley of Hudson, NC. He had seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Whitnel First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Hedgecock and Rev. Stuart White officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Whitnel First Baptist Church.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Earley, Aaron Earley, Austin Earley, Chris Austin, TJ Austin, Kiko Magana and Danny Wyke.

Military Honors will be provided by the United States National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard.

The family respectfully requests that memorial be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at

Pendry’s Lenoir funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Beno Carlton Austin.


  • Judy Earley, Daughter
  • Howard Earley, Son-in-law
  • Jerry Austin, Son
  • Shirley Austin, Daughter-in-law
  • He had seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 5, 2018

Beno Carlton Austin

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Sandra Brown

August 8, 2018

Sorry to hear the loss of Uncle Beno, sending prayers & hugs to the family

Jennifer Beard-Killman

August 3, 2018

I am so truly sorry for the family’s loss. Sending my love and keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

Danny and Shirleen Wyke

August 3, 2018

Uncle Beno was one of the finest men we knew. God truly blessed your family and all who knew him by allowing him such a long time with us. How we will miss his smile and kindness. Thank God for the promise that we will get to see Uncle Beno and Ms Reita again one day. Much love and many prayers for you all. Danny and Shirleen

Don Austin

August 2, 2018

Sorry to here about you father Jerry. I’ll be praying for you and your family