OBITUARY

Fleming Vaughan Austin

December 17, 1930September 28, 2013
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Fleming V. Austin, retired, Senior V.P. of Sovran Bank (now Bank of America) and Central Virginia Bank in Powhatan passed away at the age of 82 on September 28, 2013. A good man is one who is loved for the warmth and caring in his heart. A wise man is one who teaches by the fine example of his life. A strong man is one who has worked hard and always done his best for his family. A successful man is one who has earned the respect and admiration of others. A man who is good, wise, strong, and the truest kind of success – a man who was loved more than he could possibly have known. Fleming was a Navy Veteran serving aboard the U.S.S. Leyte during the Korean War. After several years with the Central National Bank he joined First Merchants National Bank in 1961. He retired from F & M (Sovran Bank) in 1986 as a Senior V.P. and joined Central Virginia Bank as Executive V.P. After retiring from CVB in 1993 he served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. He attended John Marshall High School and was a graduate of The American Institute of Banking, The University of Virginia Banking School and the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He served with several civic associations in Richmond and Chesterfield. Fleming is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joy Hall Austin, one son, Michael V. Austin, three grandchildren, Nicole M. Austin, Shane V. Austin and Erika K. Phelps, and 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 1 sister and 1 brother.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6-8PM at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Wednesday 11AM at Dale Memorial Park. Online condolences at www.WoodyFuneralHomeHuguenot.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 2, 2013
REMEMBERING

Fleming Vaughan Austin

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October 7, 2013

Dear Joy,
I am so sorry for your loss of Cotton. He was truly a fine man and your memoriam to him was beautiful..

Carley Pettway Carpenter
Glen Allen Virginia

Jo Ann Yancey

October 2, 2013

Dear Joy, I was so sorry to hear of Flemings passing. I have very fond memories of him at F&M/Sovran. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

October 2, 2013

Joann and family
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in your grief and sorrow. I am Praying for you.
Helen Custalow (your friend in Christ)

October 1, 2013

Dear Joy, I was so sorry to read of Fleming
Demise. I remember all the great years together at the bank and our thoughts & prayers are with you. Bill Miller. Pompano Beach, Fl.

William E Savage

October 1, 2013

Joy and Mike my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. It is ironic as Charles Douglass and I were just talking about Fleming about two weeks ago. I have many fond memories of him both as my boss at the Petersburg Pike Branch and later as Co-workers and Group Managers under Dick Pearman. Many will miss his sense of humor and devilish smile!
Bill Savage

Michael Hamway

October 1, 2013

Fleming was my father's banker in the 1960's and his loan helped me start my business in 1981. He was always a gentleman and I remember him fondly. My sincere condolences to the family.

Bill Spruill

October 1, 2013

Our condolences to the family.

Bill & Beverly Spruill, Mechanicsville, VA

Bruce Collier

October 1, 2013

Aunt Joy and cousin Michael,I was saddened to hear of Uncle Cotton's passing.He was a good man with so much life and fun in him,I will always remember him fondly.I wish you strength in your time of loss...

PAUL LOVELY

September 30, 2013

DEAREST JOY AND FAMILY,

I'M SO SORRY FOR OUR LOSS. FLEMING HAS BEEN MY BEST FRIEND SINCE OUR FIRST DAY ABOARD THE USS LEYTE,65 YEARS AGO. HE WAS ONE OF THE WORLDS KINDEST,GREATEST GENTLEMAN YOU COULD EVER FIND. WE DID SHARE SOME GREAT STORIES AND I CHERISH EVERY MOMENT WE HAD TOGETHER WITH YOU BOTH,JOY. FLEMING'S PASSING, IN ONE OF THE SADDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE.
I'M SO SORRY I CAN'T BE THERE WITH THE AUSTIN'S TO SHARE IN YOUR SORROW,YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS.
PAUL AND CONNIE

Brenda Thacker

September 30, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Cotton's passing. He was such a good man and he was the one that got me started in my banking career. My prayers are with the family. May God bless each of you.