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Graveside Service

Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery
Tuesday May 10th, 2022

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Hopewell Baptist Legacy Campus
Tuesday May 10th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00am

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Funeral Service

Hopewell Baptist Legacy Campus
Tuesday May 10th, 2022

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Ira Dexter Austin


Ira Dexter Austin, 81, of Indian Trail went to be with his savior Jesus Christ on May 4, 2022. He leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years, Marie Moore Austin; son Brad Austin; daughter Kendra Brucke (Kevin); Grandsons, Garret and Colton; Sister in-law Carolyn; niece Melanie Somers (Doug); Nephew Brian Austin (Anna). He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee and Verla Austin; brother Craven Austin.


Ira was a devoted, loving and caring man. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Fairview, North Carolina. When Ira was born his parents already were members of Hopewell Baptist Church so Ira literally grew up in the church. He continued there throughout his life and served as an usher and a greeter. The children loved seeing him at church when he was working those positions. It seemed to be because of Ira’s height. He wasn’t a very tall man and so the children would relate to him. Ira also served as volunteer fireman at the Fairview Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed spectating all sports but watching his grandsons baseball games was his favorite. Ira wasn’t the loudest cheerleader but he was the greatest supporter anyone could ever have. Ira treated all people the same no matter their walk of life. He a had a kind heart that just loved other people. It did not matter where you came from or what you looked liked, that just wasn’t a factor in that love. Ira served proudly served our country in our the military for a total of 34 years. First the Army and then he joined the Air National Guard.  Ira was also a proud member of American Legion in Unionville, NC. 


A visitation has been scheduled for May 10, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church at the Legacy campus starting at 1:00 pm. The funeral service will follow and will begin at 2:00 pm. Interment will be private. 


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My love and prayers to Marie and family.

Meg Kress Bell May 12 2022 10:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ira Austin

Ben Smith May 10 2022 9:37 AM

Ira was a special man that had a heart of gold. Prayers for all the Austin family.

Scott & Amy Manshack May 10 2022 8:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ira Austin

Scott & Amy Manshack May 10 2022 8:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ira Austin

Kelli Knoupf May 10 2022 7:59 AM

Marie and family, i was so saddened to hear of Ira's passing...I have fond memories of him at Hopewell and at the ballgames..He always seemed to be there when his grandsons were playing and i was there to watch my grandson (Nathan) play ball...He was a sweet man and i thought so much of him...My love to Marie and all the family...Prayers of peace, love and comfort...

Lana Drake May 9 2022 11:28 PM

Ira was faithful to his family and his church. He was also a man of outstanding integrity. My sincere sympathy to Marie and all the family.

Glenda Teeter May 9 2022 9:51 PM

Marie, and family. So sorry for your loss.

David Hicks May 9 2022 9:43 PM

To the Family of Ira Austin
I had the privilege of serving with Ira in the NC Air National for over 27 years. Ira was a very patriotic and dedicated
member who always performed his duties in outstanding fashion.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May you find comfort as you celebrate all those family, church, and military memories.

With deep sympathy ,

H. Lloyd Miller,Col(Ret)
NC Air National Guard

H. Lloyd Miller May 9 2022 8:50 PM

Our deepest condolences to Ira’s family. He was a good man, and one we all looked forward to seeing. He will most definitely be missed.

Beth Summerour May 9 2022 8:23 PM

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