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Christopher Austin

May 7, 1970 — September 10, 2023

Sugar Mountain, NC

Christopher Austin

 

Chris Austin

Sugar Mountain, NC – Entered into rest on Sunday, September 10, 2023, Mr. Christopher William Austin, 53.

Chris was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Aquinas High School and Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Chris was a self-employed stone mason and high-end tile worker and was well known for quality work. He also loved adventure and the outdoors, and it started when he moved to Sugar Mountain. He was one of the first at Sugar to snowboard and became an icon among the younger local snowboarders. Chris and friends spent many days boarding down the highest peaks in the US and around the world.

Family members include his mother and stepfather: Barbara and Jerry Marcotte; stepbrothers: Thomas Marcotte (Jennifer) and Peter Marcotte (Melissa); stepsister: Ann Kelligan; and many loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, William Ray Austin and stepbrother, Jerome Marcotte.

A Vigil service will be at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 and the family will receive friends following until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors.  The family requests everyone to bring a picture to put on the table at the visitation.

The funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church with Father Mark Ross as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to LAM Foundation, 4520 Cooper Rd #300, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com

 

 

 

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Past Services

Vigil Service

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors

214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

6:30 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors

214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church

1420 Monte Sano Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904

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Interment

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