Joseph "Joe" Austin
Joseph Anthony “Joe” Austin, age 58, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at his home. He was born May 19, 1959, in Monett, Missouri, the son of Bobby Joe and Gloria Sue (Rusch) Austin.
Joe was a 1977 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and worked for Blevins Asphalt for 39 years and was the Plant Manager for their Carthage location. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt, Missouri, loved the outdoors and was avid bow hunter and fisherman. He was a quiet family man and devoted his life to providing for those he loved most.
On November 11, 1978, he married Kimberly Anna Powell, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kimberly, of the home; his parents, Bobby and Gloria Austin of Lampe, Missouri; two daughters, Kristen Lamberson of Springfield, Missouri and Amanda Kleier and her husband, Levi, of South Jordon, Utah; one grandson, Austin Lamberson of Springfield; one sister, Angela (Austin) Breedlove and her husband, Tom, of Seymour, Missouri; two brothers, Andrew Austin and his wife, Rebecca, of Strafford, Missouri and Aaron Austin and his wife, Amy, of Ash Grove, Missouri; sister-in-law, Mary Chitwood and her husband, Henry, of Mt. Vernon; mother-in-law, Kay Sims of Mt. Vernon and several nieces and nephews.
His grandparents, one aunt and one uncle, preceded him in death.
A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ. Burial will follow at the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ Cemetery, southwest of Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June, 14, 2107, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made payable to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be shared at this website.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017
Following Funeral Service