Neal Robert Austin, 78, of Taylorville, IL died on November 30, 2011 at 10:10am at the Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville, IL.  He was born September 12, 1933 in Metropolis, IL.  son of Kes And Bertha (Hale) Austin.  He married Judy Moore on October 13, 1962 in Golconda, IL.  He was retired from Commonwealth Edison in mechanical Maintenance.  He graduate from Metropolis High School and attended Parsons College in Iowa; soon after he was drafted in to the U.S Army where he served in Fontainebleau, France.  He was an avid golfer for many years, a member of the VFW, Post # 4495, and the First united Methodist Church in Taylorville.

He is survived by wife, Judy; son, Doug (Najela)Austin of Chantilly, VA; Grandsons, Paul, John and Daniel Austin; brother, Charles (Barbara) Austin of Metroplis, IL; sisters, twin sister, Roberta Dillow and sister, Helen Wilkens both of Metroplis, IL. and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by parents, son, Matthew Austin, Brother, Herbert Austin, Sister Clara Evans.

Visitation will be Sunday December 4, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.  Private Family Services will be Monday December 5, 2011 with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at  Memorials:  United Methodist Church of Taylorville or SIU Foundation c/o Alzheimer's Research, PO Box 19666, Springfield, IL  62794-9666

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