Charles Edward Austin, 81, of Ooltewah crossed over to his new home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 20, 2021, Morning Pointe East Hamilton.
He was the son of the late Thomas “Pete” and Dorothy Reed Austin. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Wilma Austin.
He was retired from M&M Mars and previous to that he was employed with CF Industries. In his younger years, he was an avid jogger/runner competing in numerous marathons. He also loved to bike. He was a little league sports coach and he attended Mineral Park Baptist Church.
He is survived by his children: Amanda Gregg and her husband, Mike, and Thomas Austin and his wife, Christy; granddaughters: Brittany Gregg and Emily Austin; his brother, Calvin “Jack” Austin; and his niece and nephew: Angela Rymer and Galen Austin.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held graveside at Corinth Baptist Church in McDonald on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 1 p.m.
Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Street Chapel in Cleveland has charge of the arrangements.
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