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Jordan Gabriel Austin, 20, of 592 Poplar Hill Drive, Boone, died Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2005, in Boone.
He was born March 3, 1984, in Boone, Watauga County, to Robin Alister Austin and the late Anne Sutherland Austin.
Jordan was a graduate of Watauga High School and a student at UNC-Asheville.
Survivors include his father, Robin Austin and a sister, Noelle Austin, both of the home; one brother, Grant Austin of UNC-Chapel Hill; his maternal grandmother, Susie Hampton Sutherland Flick; and his paternal grandparents, Ned and Bobbie Jones Austin, all of Boone; five aunts, Danna Sutherland Lyons and husband, Danny, and Genevieve Austin, all of Boone; Perri Austin and husband, Dave, of Swepsonville; Laura Bryant and husband, Tom, of Georgia, and Frances Crutchfield and husband, Rob, of Asheville; two uncles, Jimmy Flick and wife, Sarah, of Boone and Sam Austin of Neshanic Station, New Jersey. He is also survived by a number of cousins.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Austin and his maternal grandfather, Grant “Dan” Sutherland.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday evening at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Boone. A reception will be held Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at Boone United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice, in honor of Jordan.
Hampton Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.