J. C. Austin
December 4, 1930 – April 20, 2018
ARCHER LODGE – Joseph Calvin “J. C.” Austin, Jr., 87, died Friday at home with his family by his side. He was born in Johnston County to the late Joseph Calvin & Blannie Barbour Austin, Sr. J. C. was a mason, a farmer, and a retired fire fighter with the Archer Lodge Fire Dept. He loved his family and always let you know where you stood with him. He was preceded in death by his wife’s, Betty Poole Austin, Jeanette Bagwell Austin, son, Freddie Austin, & grandson, Jason Austin.
He is survived by his children Warren Austin (Jackie) of Clayton, Doug Austin of Archer Lodge, Todd Austin of Archer Lodge, Nikki Austin -Barbour (Joe) of Archer Lodge, Ken Poole (Sean) of Arlington, VA, Bennie Bittle (Tonia) of Clayton, Donna Bittle of Raleigh, 8 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, Everett Chapel Free Will Baptist Church with visitation from 12:30-1:45 pm, prior to the service. Burial, White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to Archer Lodge Fire Dept.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home 211 W. Third St., Wendell. www.stricklandfuneral.com