Craven  Austin

Craven Lee Austin

Friday, January 24th, 1936 - Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Craven Lee Austin, 83, of Indian Trail, NC went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Craven was born on January 24, 1936. He retired from North Carolina Air National Guard where he was Master Sergeant for 42 years working in the motor pool. Craven was a great family man and a loving father. He married the love of his life, Carolyn, August 10, 1958 and the couple had two children together.

Craven was a social, active man who was deeply involved in his community and Hopewell Baptist Church where he served most recently as an usher. Craven enjoyed getting to know people as he never met a stranger. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.

Craven is survived by his wife, Carolyn of sixty years, his daughter, Melanie Somers(Doug), his son, Brian Austin(Anna), brother, Ira Dexter Austin(Marie), three grandchildren, Hillary Somers Evans (Leighton), Makalya Somers Kiker (Kemp), and Zachary Austin (Abbey). He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Verla Crowell Austin.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Hopewell Baptist Church,
420 Hopewell Church Rd Monroe, NC 28110.

A Funeral service will be officiated by Dr. Lee Pigg and Pastor Brian Austin on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 2pm at Hopewell Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hopewell Baptist Church Building Fund.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Hopewell Baptist Church
    420 Hopewell Church Rd.
    MONROE, NC 28110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitation will be located in the Legacy Campus.
  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 2:00pm
    Hopewell Baptist Church
    420 Hopewell Church Rd.
    MONROE, NC 28110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Service will be located in the Legacy Campus.
    Dr. Lee Pigg
  • Interment

    Hopewell Baptist Church
    420 Hopewell Church Rd.
    MONROE, NC 28110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Randall, LeZanne, and Collin Wallace

Posted at 06:59pm
Carolyn, Doug, Melanie, Brian, Anna and family's. We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Craven's passing. He was such a nice man. I know he will be greatly missed by all. We pray for peace for you all and that God will help you through the days ahead. Love and prayers.

Wanda K Helms

Posted at 02:15pm
I amsorry for your loss. I am praying for comfort for the Austin family and I will be thinking about u.

Nancy Lynch

Posted at 01:28pm
To the Austin Family...I am so sorry to hear about Craven's passing. Know that all of you are in my prayers....I have very fond memories of Craven and Carolyn as they were the first people we met the first Sunday we came to Hopewell...Tom really thought a lot about Craven...Love to all.

Steve & Sandy Moon

Posted at 09:00pm
We know Craven's passing leaves a void that can not be filled. We praise God Craven is safe in His arms. Prayers and love to his family.

Rachel Helms

Posted at 06:07pm
Carolyn and Family,
I was saddened to learn of Craven's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I became acquainted with Craven through Hopewell and quickly learned what a fine family man and Christian he was (actually I have been pew pals with Carolyn & Craven for quite some time). I pray that you will find assurance in God's word, peace in His presence, and comfort in His unwavering love. Your loved one will always be as close as those precious memories you will forever hold in your hearts. May God bless and keep you in His care, now and in the days to come.

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