Shelbyville Daily Union

December 30, 2013

Scott Jack Austin

Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Scott Jack Austin


Scott Jack Austin, 41, of Sullivan Illinois, went to be with The Lord, Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, on his way to spend Christmas with his family in Hazel Green, Alabama.

A Celebration of Scott's Life will begin on Saturday, January 4, at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Private visitation for family begins at 3:00pm Saturday. Visitation for friends and co-workers will begin at 4:00 pm Saturday and conclude at 7:00 p.m. Services of Faith and Eulogy will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday January 5. Family members and friends that would like to share their heart or special memories of Scott during this service are welcome. Scott will be cremated upon close of Sunday services.

Memorials may be made to the Sullivan Relay for Life. Memorials of flowers or other mementos are welcome at the services. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Scott was born February 19, 1972 in Willingboro, NJ, the son of Doris and Jack Austin. He graduated from Burlington City High School. After graduation Scott moved with his parents from Burlington, NJ to Findlay, IL, where he remained a devoted son, companion and caregiver until their passing. He worked at Agri-Fab in Sullivan for over 14 years. He was a sports fanatic, especially of Professional Wrestling. Other favorite sports and teams included: the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers. He attended the devotional group at his workplace weekly and each year participated in Relay for Life in Sullivan. He loved and was survived by his beloved cat, Darth Vadar ...and obviously by the name of his cat, he was a huge fan of the Star Wars series. He was a Christian and was devoted to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He is survived by sisters; Vicki Dearman (Roger)of Findlay IL, Donna Chism of Delran, NJ, Debra Miles of Delanco, NJ and Beth (Lewis) Brown of Hazel Green, AL; Brothers; George Louis (Catherine) Dann III of Port Orchard, Washington, Christopher (Katherine) Dann of Sullivan; nephews: Robert Dann, Lewis "Chuck" Brown II, Calvin Dann and Justin Dann; nieces: April Brown and Kasey Dann; great-nephews; Logan Dann; great-nieces; Emma Dann, Grace Brown, Emma Brown, Sophie Brown and McKenzie Frost; many aunts, uncles and cousins, and many wonderful friends and co-workers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew George Groze III, brother-in-laws Donald Hoffman and James Chism; uncle Carl Sozio and "Uncle" Leonard Smith.

The family would like to thank all of Lincoln County, TN who participated in all of the valiant rescue efforts and for all of the compassion shown to Scott and our family on the evening of Saturday, December 21, 2013. We would also like to give a special thank you to Craig Whisenant for all his efforts in coordinating the multiple services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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