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Alan L. Austene

November 10, 1946 ~ December 9, 2017 (age 71)

Alan Austene of Hallsville, MO passed away on Saturday December 9, 2017.

He was born November 10, 1946 in Columbia, MO, to his parents Benjamin Parker and Nannie Kelly Austene.  He grew up in Hallsville and attended Hallsville schools. He graduated from Hallsville High in 1964.  He attended the University of Missouri until he was drafted in 1965.  He actively served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.  During his duty, he served 13 months in Korea as company clerk. Some of his service time was spent as a catcher on the service baseball team. 

After his discharge from the Army he was employed by UPS in Columbia, Kirksville, and Farmington.  He returned to Hallsville where he worked as a carpenter until he became employed by the United States Postal Service, where he retired as a rural letter carrier in 2012.

In 1972, he was married to Patricia Ann Miller of Centralia, MO and established permanent residence in Hallsville, where they raised their two children Benjamin Alan and Kelly Lynnann.

Alan was an avid sports fan. His love of all sports, especially Hallsville athletics, was evident in the many hours in which he played, coached, refereed, umpired, volunteered, mentored, gave lessons and helped countless youth in the Hallsville community.  He was a big fan of the Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and the Howard College Hawks. 

He was an active member of the Hallsville Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite, The Tiger Shrine Club,  and the Moolah Shriners.

He enjoyed his bi-weekly card game with THE BOYS! (Some of you still owe him some $).

Alan is survived by his wife Pat of 45 years and his son Benjamin (Kellie) Austene of Hallsville, his daughter Kelly (Scott) Raines of Big Spring, TX.  He is also survived by his two sisters Sue (Patrick) Wright of Columbia and Patricia (Douglas) Doak of Columbia.  He is survived by three grandchildren AJ and Marissa Austene and Austen Raines.     

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Nancy Austene Pantoga.   

In his younger days he attended the Hallsville Methodist Church where the services will be held.  Visitation will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm.  Funeral service will be on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:00 am with burial to follow at Red Top Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Shriners Hospital or to the Alan Austene memorial scholarship fund (Big Papa scholarship), c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.


 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
December 14, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hallsville United Methodist Church
11700 N. Route B
Hallsville, MO 65255

Masonic Service
Thursday
December 14, 2017

7:00 PM
Hallsville United Methodist Church
11700 N. Route B
Hallsville, MO 65255

Funeral Service
Friday
December 15, 2017

11:00 AM
Hallsville United Methodist Church
11700 N. Route B
Hallsville, MO 65255


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