Wade Allen Austin

April 6, 1935September 23, 2012
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Wade Allen Austin, 77, of Granite Falls, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Mr. Austin was born in Caldwell County to the late Howard Washington Austin and Clara Bolick Austin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Blain Edward Austin. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army and retired plant manager for the Kroehler Company. He was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he served as President of the Heavenly Sonlighters Sunday school class and was a member of the Administrative Council. He served as Scout Master of Troop 251 for 19 years and was a member of the Foothills Antique Power Association. He loved his tractors and gardening and most of all his family.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Ezma Roberts Austin of the home; his sons, Allen Wade Austin of Orlando, FL, and Anthony John Austin and wife Sherry of Granite Falls. He also leaves behind six grandchildren to cherish his memory, Cody, Sydney, Rachel, Jacob, Eleanor and Adelaide.

Services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Eric Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites. The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Austin, Cody Parham, Alton Reid, Willie Hudson, Jeff Smith, Kevin Hall and Danny Reid

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Christian Life Center Building Fund, 4948 Burns Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Wade Allen Austin.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Kristy Bolch

September 26, 2012

Wade was a good man who touched our lives in many special ways. I have so many wonderful memories of him. I am praying the Lord will strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Sydney's mom

Maria Bolick Martinez

September 25, 2012

I have so many fond memories of Wade and Ezma as I was growing up. Wade was a wonderful man and my thoughts and prayers are with Ezma, Allen and Anthony.

Mary Paynter

September 25, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Austin passing, he was a customer where I work and was a very nice person. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Steve Rash

September 25, 2012

Ezma you and the family are in our prayers. Steve & Jamie Rash

Tammy Robbins

September 25, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Wade. He was a good man and a wonderful neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

September 25, 2012

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, mail to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (This is a free service to fallen veteran families.) Thank you.

Ann Smith

September 25, 2012

My deepest condolences to the Wade (POP) Austin family. I first met this gracious and beautiful family thru Ebenezer UMC. I feel so blessed to know all of you. My fondest memory of POP is when Jeff and I were at the beautiful home of Sherry and Anthony. POP decides I needed to go for a ride of the beloved John Deer tractor. He took all of us all around the family farm and down to SIMS BBQ. I will miss him dearly, but know that he is at peace with GOD. Love to all of you' Ann Smith