Robert Roy “Bobby” Austin, 84, of Dublin, departed this life Wednesday morning, October 28, 2015 at his home in the loving care of his family and hospice. Born in Ripplemead on May 8, 1931, he was a son of the late Charles William and Nannie Mae Haskett Austin. He was retired from the Lynchburg Foundry in Radford and was a veteran of the U S Army and Air Force. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Charles Lee, Frank, and Jessie Austin, and his sisters Joann Riddle, Ethel Snider, Mary Green and Betty Rice.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of thirty-seven years Mary Jane Collins Austin; his daughters Tanya True Austin and her fiancé Patrick Morris of Max Meadows and Linda Sue Austin Liu and her husband Kevin of Pulaski; his adopted daughter Tina Marie Conley Austin of Pearisburg; his step children Tina and Jerry Fleeman of Narrows and Carl DiRico,III of Pembroke; his brother Billy Austin of Roanoke; his grandchildren Briana Covey, Seth Austin Brady-Covey, Tiffany Morgan Covey, Abigail Liu, Ethan Liu, Annalise Liu, Addison Liu, Alex DiRico, Becky Smith, Ryan Fleeman, Joseph DiRico, and Jacob DiRico; his great-grandchildren Skylar Cox, Dakota Smith, Desirai and Aubbrie.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm in Valley Harvest Ministry, First Harvest Place, Dublin, VA with Pastor Steve Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 until time for the services. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.