site image


Gene Austin

February 20, 1929 ~ February 28, 2019 (age 90)
Obituary Image



       Gene Austin  90, of Calhoun, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center in Calhoun.  Alfred Eugene Austin was born February 20, 1929 in the Poplar Grove Community of McLean County to the late Alfred P. and Bessie Ross Austin, was married to the former Lottie Belle Kassinger in 1972 and was better known as “Gene” to both his family and friends.  Gene graduated from Calhoun High School in 1947, lettering in both baseball and basketball.  He worked for multiple Ford Dealerships as Parts & Service Manager for 43 years, retired from B.F. Evans Ford in 1993 and was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church.  Gene was an avid U.K. Basketball and New York Yankees Baseball fan and enjoyed racing his beloved “427 Galaxy” with his best friend, Joe Butterworth, rest in peace “FE” Gene.  In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his step father, Walter Boatwright.

       Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Belle Austin; a son, Dennis Austin (Robin) of Calhoun; a daughter, Tammy Adams (Barry) of Mobile, Alabama; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Joan Jordan (Bill) of Sandwich, Illinois; a half brother, Hugh Austin (Monica) of The Villages, Florida; two half sisters, Ann Crawford and Becky Kline (Kelly) of Calhoun; and a sister-in-law, Alice Morris (Joe) of Calvert City, Kentucky.

       Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel with the Rev. Tony St.Clair officiating.  Burial will be at a later date in Calhoun Cemetery.  Friends may visit with Gene’s family from 11:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. Sunday at Musters in Calhoun.

       The Gene Austin family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Calhoun Cemetery, Beautification Fund; C/O John Howard; 400 Guy Settle Loop; Calhoun, Kentucky  42327.  Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Calhoun.

       Share your memories and photos of Gene at



Donations may be made to:

Calhoun Cemetery, Beautification Fund
C/O John Howard; 400 Guy Settle Loop, Calhoun KY 42327

© 2019 Muster Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS