Gary Edward ‘Elmer’ Austin

Gary Edward “Elmer” Austin, 66, of Shenandoah, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at his home. He was born June 7, 1953, in Page County and was a son of the late Paul Charles and Catherine Marie (Painter) Austin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Roxie Ann Kandill, and brother, Larry W. Austin.

Gary graduated from Page County High. He was a machine operator for Wallace Inc. for 34 years before his retirement. He loved hunting and cruising in his old 1968 Camaro. After his retirement, he enjoyed babysitting his great-niece, Haley Pence.

He is survived by his brothers, Paul T. Austin and wife, Della, and Dexter R. Austin; sister, Linda F. Roach and husband, Manis, and numerous nieces and nephews, including special nieces and caregivers, April Lam and Amanda Lam.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Pastor Jimmy Kite will conduct a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Friends may call or visit the home at any time.

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