Verle Richard Austin, 78, of Georgetown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Danville VA Illiana Health Care System while surrounded by family at approximately 9:25 p.m.
He was born Feb. 1, 1939 to parents Williams E. Austin (D) and Virginia F. (Glenn) Austin (D) in Georgetown. He attended Georgetown schools and participated in sports. Verle enlisted in the army to serve our country and was honorably discharged. He attended Illinois State University and successfully received his bachelor's degree. He was a farmer, landscaper, educator, and sales manager throughout his time with us. He loved playing/watching basketball, family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. Austin and Virginia F. (Glenn) Austin; a brother, William C. Austin; and a sister, Felicia A. Austin.
He is survived by his children: son, Verle A. Austin; daughter, Felicia P (Austin) Adkins; daughter, Jeri A Austin and son, Anthony SD Austin; Grandchildren, Skyler A. Austin, Dominic A. Austin, Kayton M. Austin; brother, Milton L. Austin; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and close friends.
The visitation services will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 4 - 6:30 p.m. at the VA chapel and the graveside funeral service will be on 11 a.m. sharp Monday, Feb. 27, at Danville National Cemetery.
If you would like to send flowers, please send them to the VA catholic chapel. If you would like to make a donation, all proceeds will go to the VA memorial in honor of Verle R. Austin. Rortvedt Funeral Services & Crematory in Tilton is assisting the family. Online condolences at www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
Published on  February 23, 2017