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Austin Jones

April 17, 1982

Austin Jones Obituary

Richard Austin Jones, 41, of Vine Grove passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024. After Austin graduated from North Hardin High School in 2000, he went on to Western Kentucky University where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education. Austin earned his Masters Degree from Campbellsville University and his Rank 1 from the University of the Cumberlands. Austin was in his twentieth year in education. He was a teacher and boys basketball coach at John Hardin High School. 

Austin wore many titles; son, husband, dad, brother, uncle, friend, teacher and coach. Austin knew he wanted to coach basketball at a young age. One of his favorite memories as a coach was standing on the court at Rupp Arena coaching his beloved John Hardin Bulldogs.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Mabel Stice and Denver and Eunice Jones, his uncles, George Jones (Carolyn), Randal Jones (Betty), W.D. Jones (Carolyn) and his mother in law, Hazel White.

Austin is survived by his wife of sixteen years, Tiffany White Jones, his children, Chaz and Maya, his parents, Charles and Debra Jones, his sister, Allison Allgood (Chris), father in law, Louis White (Clare), brother in law, Chris White, nieces, Griffin, Gentry, Abby, Izzy, his nephew, Geiger, his dog, Millie and countless basketball players.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a Scholarship fund for Austin’s children are requested in care of The Cecilian Bank.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY and from 11:00 AM  to 1:00 PM Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Southeast Christian Church in Elizabethtown, KY. 

Funeral services for Mr. Jones will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Southeast Christian Church, Elizabethtown, KY with Brother Mike Bell officiating. Burial will follow at the North Hardin Memorial Gardens, Radcliff, KY.

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January 31, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chism Family Funeral Home
769 Highland Avenue
Vine Grove, KY 40175

February 1, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
South East Christian Church (KY)

Funeral Service
February 1, 2024

1:00 PM
South East Christian Church (KY)


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