Fallen Warriors

Brian Austin - Class Of 1968


Brian (BJ) J. Austin

May 23, 1950 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 69)

Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Brian J. (BJ) Austin, 69, died after a brave battle with cancer on July 17, 2019. BJ was a graduate of North Georgia College and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army in 1972.  A veteran of 27 years in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence officer, LTC Austin continued to serve his country after retirement as a Department of Army civilian for 15 additional years.

BJ Austin was a dedicated, loyal soldier who loved his family and friends, his church family, his Lord and Savior, and his country. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughters, Rebecca and Amelia; son-in-law, Jacob; son, Charles; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Austin, Gabriel, Tristan, and Lilah; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Mary Austin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Debbie Mundy; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Ingram’s Funeral Home, Cumming, GA on Friday, July 19th from 5:00-8:00.  The funeral will be held at Coal Mountain Baptist Church on Saturday, July 20th, at 11:00 with Rev. Gary Martin officiating followed by internment at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship to be awarded in BJ’s name to a cadet at the University of North Georgia.  Checks can be mailed to: UNG Foundation, PO Box 1599, Dahlonega, GA 30533 (in the memo line:  BJ Austin).

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, 210 Ingram Ave., Cumming, GA 30040 is in charge of arrangements.


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07/21/19 10:11 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

When I learned of Brian Austin's illness and then passing it was such a sorrowful thing as he had been battling cancer for a while.  I think God just sent an angel to take his hand and lead him to the clouds and beyond.  May flights of angels sing him to his rest and may he stand in perpetual light and peace always.  Sending comfort and peace to his family and especially to his brother Ronnie Austin '69 and sister in law Mary Convery Austin '68, during this time of sorrow and loss. 

Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier '69

07/23/19 09:47 AM #2    

George Allen (1968)

I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Brian Austin (BJ).  Although I was closer to his brother Ronnie and sister-in-law Mary Convery, I fondly remember the many good times and coversations that I had with Brian while at Kecoughtan.  Since I was also in Military Intelligence while in the US Army, our paths crossed a couple of times and we took the opportunity to recall those wonderful times at KHS.  He was one of the many people that I was looking forward to seeing at the reunion.  May God bless him and his family.

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