OBITUARY

Thomas William Austin

December 25, 1947January 11, 2021
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Thomas William Austin, Age 73 of Pulaski, passed away Monday January 11, 2021 at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.

Mr. Austin was born December 25, 1947 in Chicago, IL. to the late Thomas Earl and Elizabeth Ann Routon Austin. Tom was a devoted father, son, brother, grandfather and he loved all the young men who played basketball for him. He was was voted Tennessee High School Coach of the Year. Tom was an excellent singer and guitar player. The song he wrote, Tennessee Dawn, almost beat Rocky Top as the Tennessee National Anthem and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11am Thursday January 14, 2021 at Elkton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Survivors include his sons Will, Jamie, and Ned Austin all of Pulaski, brother David Austin and wife Melissa of Elkton, sister-in-law Teresa Beddingfield, five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Peggy (Massey) Solomon

January 15, 2021

I haven't seen Tommy since high school, but I have heard numerous good things throughout his lifetime. He is one person that will always be loved and remembered in Elkton and middle Tennessee.

Christina Steele(Christian)

January 13, 2021

Coach Austin was one of my favorite teachers throughout school. His infectious smile and laughter could brighten anyone's day. I know his family will miss him dearly.
Rest high on the mountain Coach Austin.

Marjorie Wiseman

January 13, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. It was a pleasure to work with Tommy at Giles County High. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Our love,
Bill and Marjorie Wiseman

Tom Austin

January 12, 2021

Coach Austin weighed heavily on my mind for some time. It's so sad to see his passing. Dear Austin family, you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Scott

January 12, 2021

A wonderful man I always had a world of respect for coach he was my coach at Elkton all I have is good memories of coach everyone in 1977-78 at Elkton will only tell you good things of this man there’s no way to count all the things he taught me god bless him and his family .

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