(October 01, 1958 to March 02, 2013 )
Resident of PELION, South Carolina

Visitation Information:

The family of the late Thomas Davis Austin will be accepting friends and visitors on Saturday March 9, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the J.H. Robinson Funeral Home, 190 Railroad Ave,. Wagener SC.

Mr. Thomas Davis Austin was born on October 01, 1958, to the late Louise Middleton Austin and Johnnie Austin. As he grew up, he became a considerably well-known and likeable person.

He graduated from Pelion High School, and then briefly attended Central Wesley College. Thomas returned to his hometown and began working for Shumpert’s Oil Company for the next 16 and a half years. After leaving Shumpert’s Oil he began a career of painting for Southern Beauty Painting and 3D Painting business.

Thomas, had a passion for the great outdoors and enjoyed both working and recreational time spent in God’s creation. Due to his ill health, in his later years, Thomas worked on various odd jobs for the people he truly loved. He was a faithful member of Darian Baptist Church.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, his grandmother, Isabella Austin, and his two sisters: JoAnn Austin and Debra Austin.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are 2 sons: Jonathan Lee Mavins, of the home, Thomas Alexander (Alex) English, Swansea, SC; 2 grandchildren: Jonathan Daniel Lee Mavins, Alaysia Kaydence English; 4 brothers: Donald Austin, Randy (Ellen) Austin, Ray (Brenda) Austin, Johnny Lee (Eartha Mae) Austin; 1 sister: Juanita A. (Mannie) Casteal, a long-time life partner: Minerva Gray; 4 Aunts: Betty Middleton, Dorothy Middleton, Lela Bell Middleton, Eartha Kelly; 1 Uncle: George Middleton; 4 step children: Sandy (Charmane) Chestnut, Shirlene Sulton, Sabrina (Henry) Rug, Robert (LaQuitta) Gray, Samuel (Tabitha) Gray and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Oronda Gunter Taylor - March 9, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Family, I read of the passing of Thomas in the newspaper today and was so blown away. I didn't know that he had been in ill health. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do or get for you, please let me know. I went to school with Thomas at PHS. My brother-in-law worked with him at Shumperts. Also, when I was married in 1979, Thomas attended my wedding. He was a wonderful person...very caring for others. He was someone you could count on! I know that he will certainly be missed by all! Take care! May God bless and comfort each of you during this time. Love & Prayers To All, Oronda (Gunter) Taylor