of Peel, AR
November 7, 1938 - November 5, 2020
Fred E. Austin, age 81, of Peel, Arkansas passed away Thursday November 5, 2020 at his home.Fred was born November 7, 1938 in Peel, Arkansas to the late Coy and Mildred Velma (Yocham) Austin. He married Carolyn A Burr November 26, 1958. A lifelong resident of the area, Fred worked for Arkansas Highway Transportation Department from March 1972 until his retirement April 1997 where he had worked many years on the Peel Ferry. He served as a very dedicated president and overseer of the Peel Cemetery for many years, as well as serving on the Yellville-Summit school board. Fred enjoyed coon hunting and even won trophies and had registered blue tick and walker hounds that won awards. He was also an avid deer hunter which he did with family and friends. He had many friends which he spent time with, either drinking coffee, sitting on the porch, or both. He liked doing carpentry work, especially building birdhouses, and he enjoyed spending time with young people and teaching them about the things he knew.Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Carolyn Burr Austin of the home; two sons: Donald J. Austin, and Douglas R. (Rene') Austin all of Peel, Arkansas; his brothers: Harold Dwayne (Carlene) Austin of Billings, Missouri; Francis Lewis (Debbie) Austin of Elkland, Missouri; Lee Roy (Emmy) Austin of Republic, Missouri; Brothers-in-law: Ray and Pattie Burr of Walnut Grove, Missouri (who was like a son to him); David Burr of Rogersville, Missouri; his sisters: Patricia ''Pat'' Mae Austin Cagle of Peel, Arkansas; Pamela Diane (Leon) Austin Due of Flippin, Arkansas; his sisters-in-law Mary Burr, Alice (Ted) Beckley all of Rogersville, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant brother Carl Ray Austin, and his sister Lila June Cole.Visitation will be 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday November 7, 2020 at the Peel Cemetery Pavilion in Peel, Arkansas.Funeral service will be 12:00 pm Saturday November 7, 2020 at the Peel Cemetery Pavilion in Peel, Arkansas with Bro. Carroll Johnson officiating.Pallbearers will be Warren Burr, Michael Enos, Coy Flippin, Ray Flippin, Greg Ashton and Randy Stark.Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Perry, Bud Crabtree, Scott Montreuil, Neil Wood, Mark Grozis, and Keith Evans.Memorials may be made to Peel Cemetery Association, PO Box 63, Peel, AR 72668; or Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice, 811 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653The family wishes to extend special thanks to Hospice of the Ozarks.Because of our concern for our community and the families we serve, we at Roller-Burns Funeral Home are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and are encouraging everyone to practice social distancing and wear masks at all times.**All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering**
Our prayers to the family and as a 15 year member of the peel community many thanks for the time spent with our wonderful fire dept. lots of blessings to be thankful for
Pat, sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Prayers of comfort.
Prayers for your family!❤️
Prayers for Fred Austin family. He will be greatly missed.
Ms Carolyn thinking of you all.
Donnie and all of the Austin family, so sorry to learn of your loss. Fred was one of the good guys and an asset to our area. He will be missed.
Sorry to hear about Fred. Prayers for peace and comfort to all his family.
Sending hugs and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Carolyn & Family , So sorry for your loss . You have our deepest sympathy .
Fred was such a fixture in our family and the community and he will be missed. Prayers and love to all of you as you move through the coming days. If I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to call.
So sorry for your loss. He was a very good man. Prayers to all the family.
Love and prayers to all of you. School friends and family. We never forget cherished friendships of our school friends and their families. I love yall Peel Welcome Ridge Yochman Bend Pine Mountain All of you Marion County north of boarder. Long bus rides.
Sorry for your loss
Don and Doug so sorry for your loss. Mr. Fred was a mighty good man. Gods Speed:
My heartfelt sympathy.
Don - Our deepest sympathyLarry and Judith
Doug & Renee’. Sorry for your loss. I heard what wonderful caregivers you were. Bless you.