Jerry Allen Austin

Jerry Allen Austin, age 77, died peacefully at home on December 2, 2022, and is now with his Lord Jesus Christ. Jerry was born to Donald Virgil Austin and Marjorie Belle Herrick on April 3, 1945.
He is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Larry and Gaylord; son, Mike JA Austin; and granddaughter, Harper Jean. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Robin, whom he married on July 27, 1991. He is also survived by his children: Dodie (Brian) Putney, Kelly (Scott) Moseng, Jason Austin, Donald Austin, Mikayla (Taylor) Chase; daughter-in-law, Shelly Austin; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Jerry dropped out of school in the eighth grade. He enlisted in the US Army in 1962 and was honorably discharged in 1968 with the rank of staff sergeant. He served in the Guards for many years afterwards. He had many jobs throughout his life but really liked driving semi-trucks with over 50 years of driving under his belt. He started his own company in 1997. He often liked to say he was a paid professional tourist.
There will be a Celebration of Life service for Jerry at 11:00 a.m. on December 17, 2022. It will be held at Celebration Church at 4012 Marshall Road, Charlotte, MI 48813. A dinner will follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pawsibilities in Olivet, MI or a charity of your choice.