Robert Alvin Austin, 93, of Mulberry passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at his home. He was a retired construction worker and of the Assembly of God faith. He was born March 9, 1924, in Paris, Ark., to the late Robert and Ethel (Harger) Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Adams Austin; one daughter, Stella Sue Stoker; two sisters, Ethel Orval and Mary McDate; and one brother, Carl Austin.

Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Catherine Lynne Edgar and husband Bobby of Mulberry and Lular Ethel Ann Ogden and husband Johnnie of Durant, Okla.; three sons, Robert “Butch” Austin and wife Brenda of Clearlake, Calif., Tex Austin of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Charles Allen of Arkansas; 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was Nov. 24 at Ocker Chapel of Alma with interment at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers were Bobby Edgar, DeWayne Wallace, Jeremy Shepherd and Josh Seaverson.

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