Kenneth Jack Austin

Kenneth_Jack_AustinKenneth J. Austin, 87, of Roanoke, Virginia, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

He was born on October 26, 1934, in Copper Hill, Va., to the late Ercil and Olive Vest Austin. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ercil Wayne Austin; son-in-law, Kriss Wilson; and his first wife, Louise W. Austin.

Jack retired from General Electric with 38 years of service. He enjoyed playing bluegrass music, bowling on senior leagues and other sports. He also enjoyed family get togethers, bus trips and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of sixteen years, Lottie Annabelle B. Austin; son, Michael Austin (Toni); daughter, Karen A. Wilson; stepdaughter, Kathy Webb (Barry); stepson, Kenneth Barnes (Sharon); grandsons, Austin and Jack Wilson, and Trevor Austin; granddaughter, Chloe Austin; step grandson, Derrick Barnes; step granddaughters, Kristin Joyce (Kevin) and Kaitlin Webb; step great-grandsons, Kristian, Kalob, and Kolby; step great-granddaughters, Kayla and Kara; sister, Vestal Whitlock; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to thank Gentle Shepherd Hospice and especially Park Oak Grove Assisted Living for their excellent care of Jack.

Memorial contributions may be made to Poages Mill Church of the Brethren or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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