Funeral services for Noble Richard Austin, 75, of Bangs, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 at New Testament Holiness Church with Pastor Ronnie White officiating. Burial will follow in the Bangs Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Richard passed from this life on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Abilene surrounded by his family.

Noble Richard Austin was born on March 7, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri to Noble and Priscilla (Dye) Austin. He married Hazel Reeves on Nov. 19, 1960 in St. Louis.  Richard worked as a carpenter and was a member of New Testament Holiness Church in Bangs.

Richard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hazel Austin of Bangs; a son, Richard Austin Jr.; two daughters, Karen and Louise; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.