Mr. J. Robert Austin

November 30, 1934December 31, 2011

Mr. J. Robert Austin, 77, of Winder, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011. Born in Barrow County, he was the son of R.P. and Kaithleen Hunter Austin. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was the owner and operator of Austin Construction. He is survived by wife Sarah Austin; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne & Sherryl Austin and Keith & Elizabeth Austin, all of Winder; brother, Donald Austin, of Bethlehem; sister, Ona McGahee, of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Caleb Austin, Colton Austin, Desiree Middlebrooks and Bethany Austin. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Midway Christian Church with the Rev. John Burchfield and the Rev. Hal Tapp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA.



  • VISITATION Monday, January 2, 2012
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, January 3, 2012


  • Interment

Mr. J. Robert Austin

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Sherry Krieger

January 3, 2012

My condolences go to the family of Robert Austin . He will be missed at Midway Christian Church . My prayers and thoughts are with you Sarah . HUGS and MISSES , SORRY I missed the funeral , I was out of town for the holidays. Love to ALL the family !

Peggy Guest Fleming

January 3, 2012

Sara Dell and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Robert was a good husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He will be missed by all. I won't be able to be there tomorrow but hope to see you and the boys as soon as I can. I love you very much. Peggy Guest Fleming,(Seneca, SC)

Sandy Kellum

January 2, 2012

Sarah and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Robert. He was such a wonderful person and took such good care of you all. Wish I could be there tomorrow for the funeral. Know that you are in my prayers. Love to everyone. Please tell Ora I think of her often also. Sandy Kellum

Smith Memory Chapel, Inc.

December 31, 2011

Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.