Jim E. Austin

June 29, 1927 - March 5, 2005

Rev. Jim E. Austin, age 77 of, passed away March 5, 2005 in McKinney, TX. He was born on June 29, 1927 in Whitesboro, Oklahoma to Clifford Thomas and Emzie Maydel (Redd) Austin. He married Annie Mae McGee on June 29, 1951 in Garland, TX. Rev. Austin was a member and the oldest serving pastor of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ Inc. He was also an excavation contractor. He was the pastor for the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ of McKinney for 52 years. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Charlene Austin of Princeton, TX; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Harvey Hinton of Lowery Crossing, TX and Donna and Ronnie Thomas of Princeton; grandchildren, Marla Stephenson and husband Bryan, Crystal Austin, Nancy Austin, Jacob Hinton, Jessica Thomas, and Ronnie Thomas Jr.; great-grandchildren, Rachel Stephenson, Emzie Austin and Ethan Lynn Stephenson; brother, W. R. Austin of Big Springs, TX; sisters, Opal Woodall of Elmo, TX, Fannie Hogan of Crandall, TX, and Iona Dennis of Coppell, TX. His wife, Annie Mae Austin; parents; brothers, C. T. and Kenneth Austin; and his grandson, Earnest Hinton precedes him in death. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Rev. Ed Hall and Rev. Jerry Tadlock officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. David Austin, Ronnie Thomas, Jacob Hinton, Ronnie Thomas Jr., Dwight McKee, and Michael McKee will serve as pallbearers.

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Our loss, Heaven's gain. A great man of God and a dear friend. A man who was always concerned for others first. His legacy will live on in the hearts of all those he touched. I will always love and appreciate the time that he spent in prayer for my family and I. Though we are saddened by the loss of this Great Warrior for God, I'm sure that there is a great Reunion going on in Heaven just about now. In His Service, Sis Kendrick and Family Sis. Bess Kendrick, March 8, 2005 So sorry we can not make it to funeral. Billy & Doris Posey, March 7, 2005 Bro. Austin was a fine man. I recall asking him to visit someone in the hospital, someone that wasn't his church member. He didn't hesitate a bit to go and have prayer with him. We are so sorry for your loss but know we'll see him in Heaven someday! James and Dean Burnside, March 7, 2005 What a great man of God! We only visited Bro. Jim's church a few times but felt like he was family. He was always smiling and willing to help anyone. I know he missed Sis. Mae each and every day and there was rejoicing in Heaven when he arrived. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Denice Burnside Webb, March 7, 2005 DONNA AND DAVID AND FAMILY IN ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. DONNA IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO JUST LET ME KNOW. LOVE KAREN AND THE GANG. KAREN WILSON GODWIN ELEM., March 7, 2005