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Appalachian Funeral Services
Thursday May 20th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Friday May 21st, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am

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Friday May 21st, 2021
12:00pm - 12:30pm

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Richard Edwin Austin

Richard Edwin Austin, age 56 of Sylva NC, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 14, 2021.   He was born on June 3, 1964, in Haywood County, to the Harold and Elizabeth Louise (Thompson) Austin.

Edwin, also affectionately known as “Bones” or “High Pockets”, was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed bear hunting, fishing, and cooking.  He was a highly intelligent man who loved spending time with his family and friends.

Edwin will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Wanda (Hightower); father, Harold and stepmother, Sandy; children, Chasity Lynn Austin, Benjamin Roach (J), Hunter Treay Austin, Zachariah Thomas Roach (Zoe), Andrew Roach; siblings, Audrea Gray (Eddie), Sharon Cagle (David); step-sister, Robin Tetzel; grandchildren, Landon, Jordan, Skylar, Victoria; special friends, Johnny Phillips, Kyle Baldwin, and Greg McCracken.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Louise.

The Family will receive friends from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva.  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Friday, May 21, at the funeral home, with Pastors Chris Westmoreland and Tim McConnell officiating.  Interment will follow at Love Cemetery, Sylva. 

Donations can be made in Edwin's memory to: Long’s Chapel Child Enrichment Center, 133 Old Clyde Road Waynesville, NC 28785.

Funeral Arragements have been entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva.


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So very sorry for your loss! Boyd and Cathy Ensley

Boyd & Cathy Ensley May 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Austin

Boyd & Cathy Ensley May 19 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for all the family. We will sure miss him

Jill Cagle & Wanda Cagle May 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Austin

Jill Cagle & Wanda Cagle May 17 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

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Ron Pressley May 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Austin

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