On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Eugene Robert Austin made his peaceful transition from labor to reward at the age of 69. He was born in Logan, West Virginia to the union of the late George and Nell Austin. He graduated from McKinley High School and joined the Army. Upon his release from the military he began his dedicated service to the young men incarcerated at Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility, retiring after 30 years. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step father Johnson “Tub” Tyson; sister, Sylvia Houston; brother, George Austin, Jr. He leaves to CHERISH his memory his wife Linda; daughters, Eugenia (LaBaron) Fisher of Detroit, Michigan; Jennifer Warren of Columbus, Ohio; son, William Terry Warren (Jennifer) of Aberdeen, Maryland; grandchildren, Krishauna Fisher, Darrell and Malcom Carter, Kennedy and Madison Warren and Malcom Carter, Jr.; mother, Nell Tyson; brother, Alfredrick Houston and Carl Houston of Houston, Texas; special brother-in-law, Wade Johnson; special nephews, Marcus Houston, Judnard Henry; special nieces, Tanesha Longshore, Carell Houston, Sheronda Smith, Adriana Bradley; spiritual sons, Vidal Whitlow, Markalow and Miguel Atkins.
GENE HAS ACCOMPLISHED HIS SUCCESS
Gene lived well, laughed often and loved much. He earned the respect of many good men and called them friends. He was loved and trusted by many wonderful woman. Gene adopted many young men into his sphere of influence and taught them self-reliance, how to change a tire, how to change your oil, how to fix your brakes. Gene was a man’s man, but was proud to say he was a mama’s boy. He was a family man. He loved his wife, he loved his family and it gave him great joy that his daughter Eugenia carried is name. Gene looked for the best in others and always gave the best of himself. Gene would want his life to motivate people, to love and serve the Lord, to hold fast to the profession of our faith. Gene filled his niche and accomplished his task. God has said “Well done my GOOD and FAITHFUL servant. Enter into My rest.”