John W. “JuneBug” Austin Jr.

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John W. “Junebug” Austin Jr., was born to the late John Sr., and Dorothy Austin on March 16, 1959.  Junebug passed away peacefully at the age of 63, surrounded by family.

Junebug wore many hats throughout his life.  He was a paralegal, DJ, cook, and night club owner.  Junebug was a loving father, grandfather, and father-in-law.

Junebug was preceded in death by his parents John Sr., and Dorothy; brother’s Bobby and Derrick; bonus daughter Smoky.

Left behind to cherish his memory are daughters Erika (Audrey), D’Johna, Nikki (Darrell); son John III (Alexis); bonus children Arline, Nicole, Mindy, Mikey, Patrick, and Reese;  grandchildren Chucky, Jeremiah, Alex, Terrell Jr., Erik, Phinelope, Josohn, and bonus grandchildren;  great-grandchild A’Keena; siblings Josie, Dorothy, Thomas, Carlton, and Lewis; special friends Eric “Doc” and Jerry “Roadog”; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many cousins.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).

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  2. To the family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time . Hold on to God’s unchanging hand and he will strengthen and comfort you.

    Jessie Sanders
    Grove City, Ohio

  3. Sending our condolences to the Austin family…Junebug your are truly gonna be missed hug my mother Norma jean for me….LY

  4. I am very saddened by the death of your Dad, (Junebug) John W. Austin Jr. I know this is a difficult time for you (D’Johna, John John, Ericka, and stepdaughter Nikki) and the rest of the family.

    There are no words to say at this moment. Your dad lived his life his way, but he loved you all. Our prayers are with you and the Austin family.

    Mom and Darryl

  5. You have my condolences family we loved you uncle June bug Rest In Peace from your neice Bernadette Adams

  6. You all are in our hearts and prayers so sorry for your loss.

  7. Sharon Combs-Wright

    Condolences to the Austin family for your loss. May you draw comfort from your memories. I’m

  8. Brett and I are so sorry about your loss, you are in our thoughts and if you need us we are here for you! We love you❤️ also in prayers

  9. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. With caring thoughts.

  10. Bug and KC are back together mixing and continuing their friendship-now in the spirit realm. Junebug I’m going to miss our long-talks over the phone. Sorry my friend I didnt know you were sick. Love your kindred spirit- Bombadelic Forever!

  11. From the laughs to the late night conversations Junebug will be greatly missed. Love from Eric “Doc”, Paulette, Lil Eric, Sweets,& Michaella

  12. My heart is sadden at at this very moment, Sending love and light to the family. May JuneBug’s soul rest in peace.

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