Emory Jackson Austin

Published 9:35 am Monday, May 15, 2023

Emory Jackson Austin, 92, passed away Friday, May 12, 2023. He was the son of the late Parker and May Austin and was predeceased by a stepson, James H. Stewart.

Mr. Austin was a member of Colosse Baptist Church, Walter’s Ruritan Club, a lifelong member of Sons of Confederate and the Tom Smith Camp. He lived in the same house for 88 years at his family’s Century Farm. He was a very proud, first-class and hard-working farmer.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Pauline C. Austin; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Stewart of Smithfield, along with several cousins.

A graveside service in Holly Lawn Cemetery will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Tim Webb. The family will receive friends at the family’s residence on Tuesday, May 16 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Colosse Baptist Church, Stain Glass Window Fund. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.