Tony Austin

Tony Ray Austin

Monday, April 17th, 1967 - Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Mr. Tony Ray Austin of Drill, Virginia, passed away Tuesday (May 12, 2020) in a Kingsport, Tennessee hospital. Born April 17, 1967 in Richlands, Virginia, he was a son of Billy Ray and Bonnie Sue Harris Austin of Drill. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1984 graduate of Council High School. He owned and operated Austin Roofing and had been in the roofing business since 1985.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Priscilla Ann Austin, his maternal grandparents, Virgie “Lulie” Terry and Jay Miles Harris, and paternal grandparents, Robert E. and Myrtle Austin.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his two children, McKensey Austin and Priscilla Austin both of Drill; the mother of his children, Vanessa Austin; four step-children, Tina Coxton, Audrey Coxton, Buck Coxton, and Lee Coxton all of Honaker; special friend, Mitch Fuller and thirteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Chester Ball and Rev. Roy Lee Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Austin Cemetery at Venia, Virginia.
Pallbearers will be Bryant Compton, Blake Baldwin, Payton Baldwin, Caden Baldwin, Nick Clevinger, Christopher Shortt, Daniel Baldwin, and Lee Coxton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Buck Coxton, Lewis Maxfield, Mike Penley, and Lonnie Harris.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Friday, where an evening service will be conducted with Rev. Stephen Damron officiating.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, May 15th, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
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    Rev. Chester Ball
    Rev. Roy Lee Wilson
  • Interment

    Austin Cemetery
    Wind Tunnel Road
    Grissom Creek
    Venia, VA
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Tina coxton

Posted at 10:06am
Daddy where do i begin.... Lets start with I love you so much and i miss you even more.... It's not suppose to be this way I'm not suppose to have to wake up knowing you aren't here...who is gonna bring me their phone to fix a million times who is gonna call me and ask me to read some papers or stop by just to aggervate my soul.... Most all my life you have been there we were 7, 5, 3, & 2 when you and mom got together how do we face life without you in it now that's alot of years and memories that will always be with us and my sisters how do I be strong and get them and bonnie and Billy thru this without my daddy telling me I have to I don't even want to do this myself its not fair and I don't want to face this today even tho i know i have to hold to them and always be there i know youd want me to pick up tthe pieces and step in like you always did.....daddy I miss you already I want you back home so much with them with us I know we argued so much about everything but we never failed to pick up the phone when we needed to you tried so many times to tell me and i just wouldn't listen i didn't want to know or even think about it.... I don't know how we are gonna do this life without you I do know im gonna be the best butthole my daddy taught me to be.... For everything my whole life daddy thank you for stepping in and helping mom for teaching us for never Ever leaving us or turning your back thank you you have helped mom raise me to be the most foul mouth independent strong headed woman i am and I'll always carry that with me til we meet again ole man we love you we will always miss you and forever grieve loosing me today and give me your strength to get our family thru this I don't want to say goodbye so I'll say I will see you again walk with us touch their hearts so they know you are with us and give ya mom peace about where you are shes so worried know that you had so much love no matter what happened we loved you and we know you loved us.....i have to say one more time please come home to us daddy......i love you beyond this life y'all don't get to wild up there you have my grannies to get ya butts and they will kiss them all and hold heaven down til I get in total peace ole man until I see you again

Vanessa Austin

Posted at 06:57am

Lewis Maxfield Sr Posted at 09:28am

Our Tony😢I love and miss you.So hard for me to think we Don t have each now physically!😭But you will forever be in my memories and heart.Mahal Kita,Mizpah Lewis Sr.

Lewis Maxfield Sr

Posted at 09:51pm
Tony,this is a day that wished I would never see!You worked on many of my jobs for many years.We worked hard get the job done!You were right by side.We shared many things.We have laughed together,cried together and prayed together.We would tell each other I love you with nearly ever parting. Some might think it is unmanly for two men to say I love you but we did.And we're men doing a man's job.But had enough heart to share.Mitch was with us on many jobs.A great woman doing a man's job!I love her.Yes we shared many days at work.Many days you would come to my home.I would try cook us up some thing to eat.😁We ate lot of hotdogs😁We would sit on the carport or come in sit by fireplace and TAlk about past days and days to come.I missing you Tony already!!!!I cant say goodbye only so long my dearest friend 😢until we see each other again.I love you!Lewis Maxfield Sr.

Brenda hagy

Posted at 06:01am
Tony was my frist cousin i loved him dearly he was there for me alot he never be forgotten. Brenda hagy

Joyce A Perkins

Posted at 07:38pm
Billy and Bonnie, so sorry to hear about Tony passing away. We will be praying for you. Love and prayers, Jackie and Joyce Perkins

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