Clay L. AustinApril 1, 1961 ~ October 26, 2018 (age 57)
Funeral services for Clay Leon Austin, 57, of rural Meadow Grove, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. The family welcomes “cowboy” attire to all in attendance. Reverend Terry Buol will officiate. Burial will be in Emerick Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue, Norfolk, NE.
Clay passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Friday, October 26, 2018.
He was born on April 1, 1961, in Norfolk, to Wayne and Faye Brewer Austin. Clay was raised on the family farm and attended rural school before graduating from Tilden High School in 1980.
On August 14, 1982, Clay married Beverly Thoms at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. In their 36 years of marriage, they had two sons, Kip and Nik.
Clay farmed and ranched with his family. He had a love for the country life and working with his livestock, which included horses, cattle and goats. His passion was his faith, family, and friends. He made plenty of time to spend and travel with his wife. Clay totally enjoyed hunting with his boys and friends. His hunting trips reached from Alaska to Hawaii and trophies that include bear, deer, bobcat, antelope, ibex, coyote, and more. He enjoyed going on many stagecoach travels, which were a reenactment of the old west.
Clay is survived by his wife, Beverly, their two sons of Norfolk, Kip Austin, and Nik Austin, along with his girlfriend, Morgan Stover; parents, Wayne and Faye Austin, of Norfolk, his two brothers and their spouses, Dallas and Barb Austin, of Meadow Grove and Troy and Ann Austin, of Norfolk; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both of his grandparents, mother-in-law and father-in-law.