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Mr. Harold "Shorty" Austin, 82, of Morganton, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Wake Forest Medical Center, following a period of declining health.
Harold was born October 20, 1935, in Lakeworth, Florida, to the late Floyd Austin and May Gross. He was a member at Table Rock Seventh Day Adventist Church and retired from Drexel Furniture. He was a great photographer and he loved to fish.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Austin.
Survivors include his children, Vivian Minor and husband David, Drema Austin, Michael Austin and wife Michelle, and Billy Austin and wife Amy; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and brother, Richard Austin and wife Mary Anne.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Table Rock Adventist Church in Morganton, with Pastor Faye Acuff officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.