Woodward – The funeral for James E. Austin, 61, who died Saturday at an Enid hospital, will be at 2 PM Thursday at Stecher Mortuary with the Reverend Mike Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
He was born September 10, 1926, in Woodward County and graduated from Enterprise Academy, Enterprise, Kansas, in 1947. He then attended Franklin University in Ohio graduating in 1974. He and his wife, Zelpha M. Purkey were married March 6, 1948, in Gentry.
Austin was a veteran of World War I I and a member of the Seventh – Day Adventist Church in Woodward.
Surviving are his wife, Zelpha; three sons, James L. Of Greensboro, South Carolina, Steven E. of the U. S. Armed Forces in Korea and David A. of Woodward; a daughter, Peggy S. McDanile of Worthington, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and R. V., all of Woodward; two sisters, Myrta Paph of Houston, Texas, and Crystal Overton of Sparks; and three grandchildren.
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