Jimmy Dale Austin, age 82, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died January 2, 2022, at his home. He was born October 2, 1939, on the family farm in Walker, MO, the son of Tommy and Hattie Horning Austin. He married Betty Jean Townley on August 2, 1959, in Ft. Scott. She preceded him in death on March 4, 2015. Dale worked for the City of Ft. Scott Parks Department as caretaker of Main St. Park before moving to the Street Department. He then became self employed with his own dump truck, hauling, and backhoe service. He enjoyed riding horses. Dale was a hard-working family man. He would do anything for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Tammy Winter-Heimsoth and husband Kirby; granddaughter Casey Winter-Fogle and husband John and great grandson Michael, granddaughter Amber Ramirez and husband Daniel and great grandchildren Jaydon, Zac, Elian, and Izaiah; brother Henry Jay Austin, sister Hazel Marie Green; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is close family friend Blanche Williams. Beside his wife, Dale was preceded in death by a daughter Janet Mason, two brothers, Stanley Lee and Charles Clinton Austin, and his parents.
Evangelist Bill Downy will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM Friday, January 7th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:00 prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.