Milton Darrell Austin, 75, of Paragould, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021. He was born January 15, 1946, in Walcott, Arkansas, to Oscar and Bettie Austin. Darrell enjoyed gardening, farming, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful Christian that served as a minister for several Church of Christ congregations. Darrell taught at Crowley’s Ridge Academy for 23 years.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Chunn.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Connie Austin of the home; sons and daughters in law, Darran and Britney Austin of Russellville, Darrak and Amy Jo Austin of Paragould, and Darrell M. and Amy Austin of Paragould; daughter and son in law, Darrah and Brad Snyder of Paragould; brothers and sisters in law, Larrell and Carolyn Austin, Harrell and Alice Austin; sisters and brother in law, Shirlene Cook and Lana and Robert Jean; grandchildren, Caine Austin, Caise Austin, Gage Snyder, Cecilia Snyder, Luke Austin, Clay Austin, Kora Austin, Rook Austin, Reese Austin, Rylann Austin, and Ridge Austin; great-grandson, Zaiden Austin.
The family will receive friends Saturday, May 29, from noon until service time at Phillips Funeral Home. A procession going to Pine Knot Cemetery will leave Phillips Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Knot Cemetery with Larrell Austin officiating.
Darran Austin, Darrak Austin, Darrell Austin, Brad Snyder, Caine Austin, Caise Austin, and Gage Snyder will serve as pallbearers.
If one wishes to make a memorial, Darrell would be honored by contributions to Crowley’s Ridge Academy, 606 Academy Dr., Paragould, AR 72450 , Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, 1148 E Matthews Ave, Jonesboro, AR 72401, or Hope for Haiti’s Children in care of Commissary Church of Christ, 1909 Greene Road 609, Paragould, AR 72450.
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