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Warren “Buddy” Austin, 73, of Valliant, passed away on Oct. 3, 2012, in Idabel. Buddy was born on March 6, 1939, in Valliant, the son of Felker Austin and Stella (Baken) Austin and had lived in the Valliant area all of his life.
Buddy married Betty Lewis on Oct. 11, 1963, in De Queen, Ark. He enjoyed his daily Bible readings, morning Bible study with his loving wife, singings and Sunday dinners. He also loved socializing with friends, family and grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Buddy was a long-distance truck driver for over 30 years and a member of the White Sands United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ervin Austin; sisters, Bertha Wilson and Eva Jean Felihktubbe. Survivors include his wife, Betty (Lewis) Austin of the home; daughter Melinda Hobbs with husband Roy of Valliant; son Billy Baken with wife Jerri Sue of Valliant, brother Benny Ray Austin with wife Quannie of Valliant; six grandchildren, Kyle Hobbs, Kandace Hobbs, Kimberly Hobbs, Kayla Williams with husband Chad, and Kisha Pannell with husband Brad; a special granddaughter, Shakya Scales; special niece, Linda Wilson; several other nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.