Donald Dephory Austin, age 79 went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 28, 2021. He was born March 31, 1942 a son of the late Everett Brammer (Doc) Austin and Elsie Guilliams Austin; brother, Larry Wayne Austin; infant son, Donald Duane Austin; and son-in-law,
Steven Mark Wright.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jewell Sink Austin; Son, Randy Austin (Lorraine); daughters, Tonia Wright (Robert) and Sonia Wright; grandchildren, Travis Flinton (Morgan), Candie Austin (Timothy Wright), Joshua Wright (Brittany) Kristin Wright (Eli Schopp); great-grandchildren, Levi and Leah Flinton and Kashton Wright.
Don worked for Eastern Sales and Equipment for 40+ years selling restaurant style equipment to schools and restaurants in Franklin County and surrounding areas. He was a loving husband,
Father, grandfather and great grandfather, who loved his family. He also said what made him happiest was his family.
The family would like to thank a very special nurse with home health, Morgan Knight, for her patience and loving care she showed him for the last several years. Don always thought of her as part of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Franklin County Humane Society, 18401 Virgil H. Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151,
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rick Poland officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Boones Mill. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM.
Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 62 VA Market Place Drive, Rocky Mount, VA 24151