Kenneth Lee Austin, 67, of Taylorsville, passed away at his home on February 11, 2020.
Born to the late Walter Theodore and Marie Little Austin, in Catawba County, he worked for the NC Department of Transportation in Alexander County as a motor grader operator and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Kenneth was an active man, he was constantly doing something. He rode his bicycle daily, enjoyed being out on his boat, riding his motorcycle and horses, but most of all he loved time doing these things with his grandchildren.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon Icenhour Austin of the home; a son, Stacy Austin (Janet); a daughter, Erica Austin (fiancé Curt Starr); two grandsons, Isaac and Matthew; a granddaughter, Rylan Austin; mother-in-law, Lucy Mae Icenhour; and brother-in-law, Darrell Icenhour, all of Taylorsville; a sister, Wanda Echerd (Jim) of Lenoir; a brother, Dale Austin (Deloris) of Granite Falls; and three nieces, Leesha Austin Buehlmann (Alex) of Switzerland, Monica Austin Johnson (Mike) of Taylorsville, and Brianna Echerd of Lenoir.
Visitation for the Austin Family will be held at Antioch Baptist Church on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m., with the graveside service following at 4:00 p.m. in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Morris and Rev. Mike Johnson will be officiating.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.