J. C. Austin, Jr.

J. C. Austin, Jr.

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


  • Barry and Glenda Underwood Posted April 22, 2018 7:31 pm

    Our greatest sympathies to Mr JC’s family. He was a great example of a life lwell lives.

    We will miss his funnny stories about life in the Lodge and the adventures of him and Uncle Shorty!

  • Vern Houston Raleigh NC Posted April 23, 2018 8:40 am

    Nikki im sorry about your father .I have to say you were good to him and looked out for him you and your family are in my prayers

  • Charles.R Posted April 27, 2018 8:36 am

    To the families and loved ones of Mr Austin,who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain,and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure in these difficult times and months to follow. My deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.

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