Wayne Austin, 82 years of Peebles, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope in Seaman.
He was born in Peebles on Nov. 13, 1933, the son of the late Estle and Eska (Smalley) Austin. Besides his parents, he was also preceded by one brother, Jim Austin.
Wayne was a member of the IBEW Local Portsmouth #575, the American Legion and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Crothers) Austin whom he married on April 5, 1954; one son, Phil Austin of New Port Richey, Fla.; one daughter, Melissa Adams of Peebles; five grandchildren, Amanda, Amie, Jason, Alisha, and Clarisha; and four great grandchildren, Lauren, Bubby, Ashley, and Emily.
Services will be held at Wallace Thompson Funeral Home, on Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. with a military graveside service to follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Adams County Honor Guard.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday August 22, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests friends to make a donation to the American Cancer Society.