March 3, 1946 – October 26, 2014 Austin,
E.A. Woody Austin, age 68 of Honey Grove, Texas died at his home on Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was born on March 3, 1946 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Ellwood Corbet and Jeanella Elizabeth Andersen Austin. He married Emily Carolyn Eikner McDaniel on October 5, 1989 in Irving, Texas.
Woody moved to Honey Grove 12 years ago and became a town historian. He enjoyed researching the history of the old homes and buildings in Honey Grove at the city library. He was an active member of the community serving on the Fannin County Water Supply Agency and several other local boards. Woody retired after many years as a salesman, working in auto and real-estate sales.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Emily Carolyn Eikner Austin, two sons Jason Austin and wife Honey of McKinney, Derek Austin and wife Lisa of Euless, seven grandchildren Andrew, Ellie, Luke, Kael, and Truett Austin, and Katie and Amanda McDaniel, three siblings Cynthia Duncan, Candace Lyon, and Kermit Austin.
Preceding him in death are his parents, and two siblings Brent Austin, and Valerie Jordan.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.