July 15, 1943October 21, 2018

Auston Sechrist, 75, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2018 at Novant Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC surrounded by family.

He is a retired saw operator from Masonite Corporation. He left a legacy as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife and companion, Jewell Sechrist. They celebrated 53 years of marriage in July of this year. He leaves behind eldest son, Jim Sechrist , youngest son, Darrell Sechrist and only daughter, Lisa Sechrist. Auston is also remembered by adopted son, Ralph Updyke. Darrell is married to Gina Sechrist and father of Ethan and Christian Sechrist. Lisa is married to David Brewer and mother to Katie and Lindsey Brewer.

Auston’s remains were cremated and he will be interred at Holly Hill Cemetery in Thomasville , NC. A Celebration service will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 pm at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lexington, NC.


  • Celebration Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

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