Virgle Leon Austin, age 80, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021, at his home.
Graveside services will be held at Stilson Cemetery on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. Leon Austin officiating.
Virgle was born in Riverdale, Arkansas on October 26, 1940, the son of Leon and Elsie Marie (Boyer) Austin. On June 5, 1959 he married Jean Ann Pardee; Jean passed away on February 1, 1994, after celebrating 34 years of marriage. He retired from Motor Wheel in 1994 after 30 years. He enjoyed fishing and boating.
He is survived by 2 daughters: Lora and Danny Valasek of St. Johns, MI; and Machelle Austin and Russell Merritt of Middleton, MI; 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 4 sisters: Phyllis Austin, Glenda and Terry Moorehouse, Kathy and Kevin Brown, and Susan and Gary Elliott; and 3 brothers: Bobby and Jolene Austin, Leon Austin, and Chris Beauchamp. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Jean, one daughter Jeanette, and 2 grandchildren: Satonka and Joshua, his sister Patricia, and one brother Johnny.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.
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