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Memorial Service

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Saturday February 5th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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James G. Austin

James G. Austin, 74, of Suffolk, Va passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022. He is preceded in death by his late wife, Debra P. Austin; parents, Kenneth “Harold” and Betty Austin; brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Austin, Jr.

He was a part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the US Army. Garry enjoyed traveling with his late wife, especially historical sites because he loved history. He also enjoyed spending time with the grandkids. He was a reserved and quiet man, so when he spoke you knew not to take it for granted.

Garry is survived by his sons, Patrick Austin and James G. Austin, Jr.; grandchildren, Evan, Alexis, Briana, and Nadia; as well as several nieces and nephews and their families.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Suffolk Chapel officiated by Rev. Robert Cofield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 4110, Glen Allen, Va 23058.

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Words can't express how sad I am at the loss of Mr. Gary. He was such a kind man. He spoke to me any time he saw me. He smiled so brightly. I'll never forget all of the laughs we shared over the years. I've never met a kinder, more gentler person. He will be missed beyond measure.

Rhonda R Goudy Feb 4 2022 7:38 PM

Gary was a wonderful man and a very special guy. He was kind and quiet, but very approachable and helpful always. We talked about being a paratrooper in Viet Nam, guns, history in general and the Civil War in particular, family history, and our proud shared Southern heritage. I'll not forget his reaction when I assisted him in locating the service records and final resting places of some of his ancestors from the Civil War. Rest in peace, Gary; our faith tells us that we will see each other again.

William (Bill) Pearsall, TCC Chesapeake Faculty Feb 4 2022 12:49 PM

We all at the TCC Chesapeake Collage will miss S/O Austin very much, he was loved by all that knew him here. He was a great man and we will miss see him.

Security officers Feb 4 2022 12:38 PM

Patric,so sorry to hear the loss of both your parents,they were both good people,and niebours.Your friends,Rob&Cindy Harris

robert l harris Jan 30 2022 12:02 PM

He was a great man and a man I will never forget. He was my first love and he truly stayed close to my heart. I will miss him a lot.rest in peace my Love.

Cecelia Austin Shake Jan 29 2022 8:21 PM

A photo was added for James G. Austin

Thomas Austin Jan 26 2022 11:30 PM

One of the best men I knew growing up and one of my best friends as a co-worker.

Shaun Murphy Jan 26 2022 2:07 PM

Will truely be missed. A quiet man with a huge heart. Not to say he did
not have the Austin temper when pushed to his limits. Always willing to lend a hand or offer what ever he had that might help. Garry was full of wisdom and knowledge and always was willing to share an experience that may relate to your situation. A sense of humor that was often well timed. But most of all was a loving son, father, grand father, husband and a true and loyal friend if you knew him. Rest in peace Dad.

James G Austin Jr. Jan 26 2022 10:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Austin

James and Sharon Austin Jan 26 2022 10:10 AM

Our condolences Patrick on the death of your dad he was a great man, he spoke very little but when he spoke you knew to listen and take it to heart. Just know he is Riding high on the wings of angels. Both your parents are now looking down on you and watching over you just know you are never alone, we love you all,

Susan Darling Jan 26 2022 9:27 AM

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