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David Lee Austin

October 31, 1950 — November 20, 2022

 

With great sorrow, we announce the passing of David Lee Austin, of St. Charles, Missouri. David passed away on November 20th, after a brief and brave battle with cancer.

Preceded in death by his parents Wilma (nee’ Brown) and Freeman Austin, brother Don Austin and niece Jennifer Chartrand.

He is survived by his wife Cindy (nee’ Chartrand) Austin, daughters Kim (Eric) Kesler, and Kathryn (Elliott) Moss, sisters Joan (Vernon) Faulkner, and Patti (Bryan) Seabaugh. Grandchildren, Drake (Taylor) Kesler, Hailey Kesler and Samantha Boyd. He also has two great-grandchildren, Addisyn Kay Kesler and Hudson Lee James.

In addition, he leaves behind many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and colleagues who are shocked and saddened by his sudden passing.

Born October 31, 1950, in Vandeuser, Missouri, David was raised in southern Missouri and while he lived his adult life in St. Charles, he never lost his charming southern Missouri accent that enhanced his legendary story telling.

After high school graduation, David worked for United Parcel Service until his retirement after 30 years. During his UPS career, David was drafted to serve in the United States Army obtaining the level of red-eyed sharpshooter.

David threw himself into everything he did – work and play – and excelled in both. From his commitment to safe driving as an over-the-road truck driver at UPS to his hobbies. He enjoyed dirt biking, bass fishing, and had a passion for golf. One of his favorite past times was playing practical jokes; if he ever actually ran into a door, no one would have taken him seriously! He always left us with a laugh or a smile – this time, he leaves us with heavy hearts.

Many have asked our family how they best can honor David’s legacy. We ask that you spend as much time as possible with your friends and loved ones, consider donating to Crisis Nursery.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of David Lee Austin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Visitation

Friday, December 9, 2022

10:30am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 9, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

Following services at the funeral home there will be a procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

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Graveside Service

Friday, December 9, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, MO

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

Graveside services with full military honors.

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