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Royce V. Austin

May 4, 1936 — December 26, 2023

Paris, TN

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Royce V. Austin, age 87 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at AHC of Paris.

 

He retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Army, where he served in special forces.  He was a very proud member of the green beret family.  Royce was very active in the local VFW, where he was a lifetime member.  He was also a member of the Amvets and the American Legion where he served in various positions.  He enjoyed fishing, and playing guitar.

 

Royce was born May 4, 1936, in Eubank, KY, to the late Troy Gaston Austin and the late Anna Lee Turner Cook.

 

He was married May 2, 1959, to Shirley Ann McCullar Austin, who preceded him in death on June 23, 1995.

 

He is survived by his son, Charles Michael Austin of Germany; two sisters, JoAnne (Wes) Bossard of Summerfield, FL, and Marie (Jim) Wesley of Metamora, IL; one brother, Melvin Austin of New Castle, IN; and close friends, George and June Shankle.

 

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Austin and Velma Austin; and two brothers, Charles Delane Austin and Robert Larry “Bobby” Austin. 

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 6:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating. 

 

Named as honorary pallbearers are all Royce’s friends at the VFW, American Legion, and the Amvets.

 

A graveside committal service & burial will be on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Love Joy Cemetery in Batesville, MS.

 

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Burial

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Love Joy Cemetery

Courtland, MS 38620

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