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Friday, October 12, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
2:00 P.M.
Ray Williams Memorial Chapel
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
 Tampa, FL 33610

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10/10/2018 08:23 PM



Mr. Phillip Leonard Austin of Tampa passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at his home.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Memorial Chapel, 301 N. Howard Avenue, with Bishop Sylvester Robinson, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Mr. Phillip Austin was a native of Daytona Beach, FL and a resident of Tampa for 47 years. 

He was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County where he was a graduate of Chamberlain High School.  Phillip furthered his education at Florida A & M University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education. Phillip held several positions in the School District of Hillsborough County as an Educator and Counselor. 

Mr. Austin accepted Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church of College Hill under the leadership of the late Reverend Henry Gordon where he was an active member.  He later moved his membership to the First Baptist Church of Progress Village under the leadership of the late Reverend Roosevelt Robinson, Jr.  During his membership there he was selected and ordained as a Baptist Deacon. 

Phillip was active in a host of community organizations throughout the Tampa Bay community.  He served on the 1991 Super Bowl Task Force, 1992 United States Olympic committee for Barcelona, Spain; he was a very dedicated member of the Tampa chapter FAMU Alumni Association and he has also served with the Gourmet Gents Organization.  Phillip also believed in keeping his neighborhood clean. 

He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved son, Phillip “PJ” Austin, Jr.; loving mother, Mary Austin; four brothers, Archie Henderson (Anna Mouguel), Carlin Austin (Tangela), Johnny Austin, Jr. (Darlene), and Michael Austin (Lisa) of Clearwater, FL; three sisters, Joyce Bexley (Calvin), Lisa Dixon (Nawal) of Orlando, FL, and Helen Austin of Springhill, FL; four uncles and four aunts all of Daytona Beach, FL; Godson, Dwayne Sanders, Jr.; 13 nieces and nephews along with countless other relatives and friends to include a few of his dedicated friends, Kenneth Norman, Reverend Tony Smith, Eric Brown, Willie Sellers and Theron Smith. 

The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, October 12 at Ray Williams Funeral Home.

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