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

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

  Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Zion United Church of Christ, Mt. Vernon, MO.


Following Funeral Service

Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery, farm roads 1080 & 2150, Mt. Vernon, MO.

  Memorial Donations

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

Memorial donations may be made payable to Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses

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Hi Kim so sorry for your loss the last time I saw him was at your daughter Kristen's wedding may the good Lord be with you

 Posted August 17, 2017 - 7:04pm

I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

 Posted July 19, 2017 - 9:44pm
Jane Nelson

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

 Posted June 15, 2017 - 12:35pm
Robert Lirkpatrick

Many good memories of Bob and dad M P. Love and sympathy to all.
Robert Kirkpatrick
PS would love to hear from you sometime. My phone number is: 417-693-6127

 Posted June 15, 2017 - 9:42am
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 Posted June 14, 2017 - 3:14pm
Connie (Stockton) Schmidt

Kim and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Anthony, as we called him in school, was one of the shyist kids I had ever met. He had a huge heart and was always there to help anyone that was in need. Although we have been nieghbors since 1979, we really didn't converse that much. You will live on in the hearts and minds of those that loved you. Rest in peace.

 Posted June 14, 2017 - 12:06am

One of the kindest men I've ever known. Anthony is part of the Austin side of my family that helped raise this poor Hoberg kid and for this, to him and all of the Austin's I am forever grateful.

 Posted June 13, 2017 - 2:15pm

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