Raymond V. Austin
RONCEVERTE, W.Va. — Raymond V. Austin, 85, of Ronceverte, passed away Monday morning, May 19, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea following an extended illness.
Raymond was born October 9, 1928 in Ronceverte and was the son of the late Christopher Columbus and Bertha E. Potter Austin.
Mr. Austin was a retired Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, having served during WW II, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He had served as a former Ronceverte City Police Officer. He attended Ronceverte Baptist Church and was a member of the Moose Lodge #2353.
Preceding Raymond in death was an infant daughter, Victoria Rhea; sisters, Nella Markey, Edith Fischer, Eula May Young, Jean Rodoussakis and Hazel Plaza; and brothers, Dana, Homer, William, Milburn, Dayton, Cecil, Tom, Zenith and Grady.
Survivors include his wife, Lavonia V. Potter Austin; son, Raymond Steven Austin of Paso Robles, Calif.; grandchildren, Amber, Kelley and Shawn; and one great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Jean Austin of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Rosea Lea Austin of Forest, Va.; brother-in-law, Ralph Plaza of Miami, Fla.; special friend he called “brother,” Rodney “Red” Ayers; and a host of nieces, nephews, great and great great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Austin will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 5 p.m. at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with Pastor Andy Howdock officiating. Interment will be held on July 12, 2014, at the Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte at 5 p.m. with Military Honors. The family will receive their family and friends from 4 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaeandWallaceFH.com.