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Keith Austin

May 16, 1958 — April 24, 2022

Keith McDowall Austin, 63, of Stanfield, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022, at his residence.

Keith was born May 16, 1958, in North Carolina to the late Bobby Dale Austin and the late Henry Joan Austin.

Keith was a caring, generous, and devoted brother, husband, father, and “Pop”. He lived his ministry faithfully for over 26 years as a pastor, with the support of his loving wife, and was the current pastor of West Oakboro Baptist Church. For the past 6 years, he has also been a member of the Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry and blessed many lives in his service as a chapter elder. Keith had a heart for children and worked tirelessly to fundraise for Baptist Children’s Homes of NC and other organizations.

Keith treasured his family and spent every day fostering a special and unique relationship with each individual member. These bonds were not severed but will carry on for many years to come. Above all else, Keith loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with whom he is united for all eternity.

Survivors include wife, Jody Austin; sister, Diane Austin; brother, Todd Austin; daughter, Brooke (Simon) Atkinson, daughter, Blaire (Shawn) Singleton, sons Matthew, Zachary, and Joshua Austin, daughter, Sarah (Robert Lankford) Austin; grandchildren Landon, Olivia, Brayden, Creed, Emery, Kasen, Trinity, Levi, Colton, and Susie.

In lieu of a traditional service, the family will be holding a private ceremony.

Memorials may be made to Ride to Clyde at or Baptist Children's Homes of NC, P. O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Austin family.

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