Bill Austin

Aug 20, 1968 - Oct 09, 2020

Bill Austin

August 20, 1968 - October 09, 2020

Obituary

William Franklin "Bill" Austin, age 52, of Morgantown passed away early morning Friday, October 9, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Bill fought a long and courageous battle against cancer.

Born August 20, 1968 in Morgantown, Bill is the son of Edna Florence (Ault) Austin who survives him in Morgantown, and the late William Carl Lamar.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his husband of six years, James Blaszak; his siblings, Jacquie Yost and her two sons, Andrew (spouse Kaylin, and their children Heston and Gentry) and Jacob of Morgantown, and Jamie Austin and his son Cory of Morgantown; and many other extended family members.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Jesse and Lucille Ault; and his sister-in-law, Shari Austin.

Bill graduated from Morgantown High School and West Virginia University. He was formerly employed by UBC, Valley Health Care and Teletech.

He never met a stranger and had a smile that could light-up a room. He loved flowers and animals.

At his request, Bill has been cremated.

Friends may join the family to honor Bill's life and legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Westover / Morgantown, on Friday, October 16th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at which time a brief prayer will be offered to conclude the visitation. Face masks or coverings and social distancing is required. Please limit your visit with the family to 15 minutes or less.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to Bill's final expenses by visiting www.smithfcc.com, clicking on Bill's obituary page, and then clicking on the "Support Family" link; or by contributing to the Taylor County Humane Society, PO Box 243, Grafton, WV 26354.

Services

Visitation
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Face masks or coverings and social distancing is required. Please limit your visit with the family to 15 minutes or less.

Brief Concluding Prayer
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Face masks or coverings and social distancing is required. Please limit your visit with the family to 15 minutes or less.

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