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First Baptist Church of Dover
Thursday March 12th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Russellville Family Funeral
Friday March 13th, 2020

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James Michael Austin

James Michael "Mike" Austin, 45 of Russellville, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 at his home.  He was born June 25, 1974 in Dardanelle, to James Bernell Austin and Mary Louise Brock. He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Bernell and Sue Austin; Jim and Flora Brock; step-sister, Bonnie Turner. 

He is survived by his loving mother, Mary Boyd and husband Jim of Dover; special niece, Mili Dennis; five sisters, one brother, one step-brother, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family  and friends. 

Mike loved Fat Man Austin's fried pickles, hunting, fishing, the Arkansas Razorback's.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.  Mili said he was her hero and role model. He was employed at West Fraser.

His visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Russellville Family Funeral.  Funeral service will be at 10am, Friday, March 13, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Assembly of God Church with Bro. Jack Pledger and Bro. Clint Craig officiating.  Burial will be in Pollard Cemetery under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 

Pallbearers will be Jason Maunz, Hannah Maunz, Jeremy Clifford, Jackie Allison, Ernie Jack and David Brock. 

Mary and Jim would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to a very special friend, JoAnn.

Memorials may be made in Mike's honor, to the American Cancer Society. 

Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Austin

Rebekah and Mili Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Austin

TIm Wolf Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

My uncle was a great man as a kid I remember wearing his hunting orange and wanting to be like him. I remember many Easter egg hunts, Fourth of Julys and Christmases and camping trips as a kid he was my hero.

Ashley Dennis Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Austin

Ashley Dennis Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

Mike, memories of you are among my fondest from my high school days. I cannot believe you are gone. I also cannot believe that I lost touch. I am happy to know that you and Josh are probably throwing one of the best parties Heaven has ever seen right now. I love you brother. Thanks for all the love and care you had for me and for always looking out for me. I always knew I was safe when you were around no matter what stupid decision I made. I left a donation in your name, I wish there was no reason to do so. This world has lost a wonderful man. But Heaven has gained one of the most amazing Souls. To your family I share my condolences, my love, my support, and my strength, because getting over not having the force of nature that was Mike Austin around every day is not going to be an easy task.

Heather (Simmons) Julian Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

The son we never had. You came into our life as a 16 year old kid and grew to an incredible man. you will be missed. Your laughter and quirky since of humor was infectious.
To Mary and the rest of the family, hugs and prayers for peace.

Mike and Linda Alexander Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. Mikey was like a son to us. We loved him and always wanted the best for him. Know he will live forever in our hearts.

Uncle Mike and Aunt Linda Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

My brother was well loved by everybody he enjoyed life. He was always there if you ever needed someone to talk to. He will be missed by many. I love you bubba.God speed, your sister Gail

Gail Rapp Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

Mike was lived by many I haven't seen him in awhile but he was always in my thoughts he was loved by many and will be truly missed RIP and love

Twila Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Austin

Gail Rapp Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

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