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David Lamar Austin, 59, of Ringgold, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of the Dalton-Ringgold area, he was an employee of the Catoosa County Board of Education where he drove a bus for seven years, a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church, and was the lead singer with the Willow Creek Quartet for 7½ years.
He is preceded in death by his son, Brian David Austin, and his grandparents that raised him, Clarence and Bula Scott. At the time of his passing he was survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Karen Helton Austin of Ringgold; brothers-in-law, Blaine (Gail) Helton and David Helton; adopted brother, Casey Westra; sister, Melba (Jerry) Palmer; brothers, Robert Cook, Dock Smith and Dale Smith; special cousins, Carol and Lamar Jordan.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lindsey Crawford for all she did for David and the family during this time. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Robert Borders and Dr. John Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Lee's Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and until funeral time Sunday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold. An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 20, 2017
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