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Forest Edward Austin

Forest Edward Austin
September 3, 1939 ~ April 9, 2017

Forest Edward Austin Of Apache, OK Was born September 3, 1939 southwest of Apache in Comanche County to Mick William and Bertha Myrle (McDaniel) Austin. He passed away at his home in Apache on April 9, 2017 at the age of 77.

Forest entered the Army Reserves after graduating from high school. He served for six years. He was previously married and to this union, three children were born, Richard, Jody and Charlotte. He worked for Dolese Brothers before going to work at Ft. Sill as a Heating and Air technician. He retired in 1993. He married Patsy Lee Bostick on October 19, 1984 in Wichita Falls, TX. He farmed and ranched all his life. As the kids were growing up, he would take them hunting for dove and quail. Forest enjoyed watching sports, political shows and the news, but he especially would watch RFD Channel, keeping up with farm and cattle reports. He eventually gave up the farming side and kept his cattle, he loved his cows, and would often go out to spend time with them. He also enjoyed watching westerns and listening to country music. Forestís greatest joy was his grandchildren. He loved spending time and playing with them.

He is survived by:
His wife, Patsy, of the home

2 sons-
Richard Austin Stillwater, OK
Jody Austin Lawton, OK

1 daughter-
Charlotte and husband, Randy Wenninger Dill City, OK

2 step-sons-
Jimmy and wife, Katelyn Massey Apache, OK
Jesse and wife, Sabrina Massey Philipsburg, PA

1 step-daughter-
Lisa Ussery Geronimo, OK

17 grandchildren

3 great-grandchildren

1 sister-
Anna Myrle Elliott Tahlequah, OK

His buddy Chihuahua, Petey

He was preceded in death by:
His parents
2 granddaughters- Taya and Rebel Massey
5 brothers- Melvin Austin, Lawrence Austin, Dale Austin, Tommy Austin, Carol Austin
1 sister-Zelma Austin

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 12th at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Kerry Glasgow officiating and assisted by Greg Baxter. A scattering will be held at a later date on the family farm. 

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