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James E. Austin “Jim”


James E. Austin (“Jim”), age 73, of Tampa, Florida, passed away peacefully August 4th, 2021. Preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Leona Austin, Judy Laribee (sister), and Michael Austin (brother). His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his wife of 42 years, Linda Austin; daughter, Therri Midlam; daughter, Madison Austin; Grandchildren, Jayden Leto, Nayelli Austin, Avery Mathews, Amina Maddox and Nahlia Maddox; his sisters, Ruth Ann Raub, Sandy Salyer, Vicki Krafcik, Tony Austin, Tammy Austin, Rebecca Austin; and brothers, John Austin and Robert Austin and numerous nieces and nephews.


Jim was born August 5th, 1947 in Marion, Ohio. He moved to Tampa, Florida in the 60’s where he met his wife, Linda. He worked hard for many years as a roofing contractor before retiring early due to an injury from a roofing accident. He enjoyed camping, fishing, going to amusement parks, going on road trips and anything that involved the outdoors. Jim loved his family and was happiest when spending time with his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. His physical presence may no longer be here but his love will live on forever.


The family plans to host a celebration of life in the future. Date and time to be announced.


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