J.W. Austin, age 61, of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Diane Austin; son, Walt Austin of Sugar Hill; 4 stepchildren; brothers, Ronnie Austin of Crestview, FL, David Austin of Maryland, and Dale Austin of Milton, FL; 4 step granddaughters; his number 1 grandson, "Boog" J.W. served with honor and dedication in his career of law enforcement. He also enjoyed golf, his adult softball league, and especially taking control of the remote. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scottish Rite Childrens Hospital. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. JW was a great guy and we worked together for many years 30. I really hated to hear he is gone from the ranks.

    Condolences to the entire family, God Bless all of you!!!!!

    Tim Taylor

  2. A good leader that will be missed by all. My condolences to the Austin family. God bless all of you.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    With Heartfelt Condolences,
    Kathy Keye

  4. Thank you JW for your service to your country and Dekalb County to protect our country and our freedoms. May you rest in peace.

    Austin family my prayers are with you during this time of grief. I had only known him a short time but was privileged to know him.

    He will be missed by his Stericycle family of friends.

    God grant you the strength to face the coming months. Peace, to allow the grieving and healing, that will soften the loss but never dim the memory.

  5. Diane and Family … I was so sorry to hear of your loss … JW was a very nice person. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. I met JW thru senior softball. He was always smiling and had a nice word for everyone. He will be missed but not forgotten. God bless your family during this saddened time.

    Sidelines Grille 55

  7. I was very sorry to hear of JW passing. He was one of the good guys and he will be missed. Our prayers are with the family.

  8. We new James for 38 years….He and Linda were our best friends… our son,Austin, was named after James and Linda…we have great memories of James..Deep down inside James was a lover of the Lord..We will see him in heaven…looking forward to hearing his laugh again..Walt, find strength in your Dads goodness.

  9. Please accept my condolences. James William will be in my memories and his family in my heart,

    As with Uncle Connie and Aunt Maisie may he RIP.

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