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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2020, 03:07:37 PM »
God bless you Mr. Austin, the world was a better place with you in it. Be free now and fly high with the angels of heaven.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2020, 12:10:30 PM »
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2020, 11:35:55 AM »
RIP Mr. Austin and thank you for your service.

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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2020, 11:11:46 AM »
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2020, 05:48:45 AM »
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2020, 05:39:50 AM »
Taken from the official obituary for anyone to read:


 
Sumter, SC…Howard James “Jim” Austin, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, surrounded by family at his home, after a long battle with cancer.

Born March 14, 1948, in Omaha, NE, to the late Howard James Austin Sr. and Evelyn Cecilia Austin.  Raised and educated in Plattsmouth, NE, high school class of 1966.  In 1967 he enlisted in the Air Force to start a distinguished career in Law Enforcement.  Retiring November 1987 as a Security Police Master Sergeant.  Jim continued his career in Sumter, retiring November 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Margaret "Maggie" Austin; two sons, Howard J. "Howie" Austin III and Douglas L. Austin and his wife Kathy, both of Sumter; two daughters, Erin C. Austin of Sumter and Shannon C. Vanderhoef and her husband Mike of Travis AFB, CA; two granddaughters, Andrea Austin and Ashtyn Austin of Pueblo, CO; one grandson, Michael Austin of Sumter and a very special son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Sharon Williams of MD.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Shugart officiating.  Final honors will follow the service provided by the Shaw AFB Honor Guard and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2020, 11:23:05 PM »
So, I’ve done some self reflecting today. I’ve been thinking back on the words my dad passed along to me from my grandfather. I’ve been worried since yesterday about trying to make it back home to at least be with the family, but they said no. Grandpa was retired AirForce, so he knows the struggles of moving constantly and the financial struggles that come with the Military moving us. He would rather me spend time with my wife and kids since I was gone for 2 years and not stress, than try to figure out a way home and stress about money/driving 9 hours home. It’s amazing to me that even in his final battle with cancer, he’s still thinking more about me and my family than himself. Once I can get a copy of his obituary, I want to post it for everyone to see the man he was/will always be. RIP grandpa, I’ll always love you and cherish the asswhoopings lmao. I can’t say that this didn’t hit my resolve to stay quit today or yesterday, but I do feel more strengthened in my resolve to remain quit. I’ve gone 2 weeks without dip, without nicotine, and I feel great. I don’t think he would be happy to know his death caused a relapse for me, and for that, I’ve got to keep going. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts so far, It truly means more than you know.
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Your Grandpa can now look down on you with pride as you continue your journey to freedom from nicotine.  He sounds like an amazing man and a great Grandfather.  Prayers be with you and your family.
Thank you for the kind words Chris. I definitely am proud to continue to carry on his legacy, and definitely am glad he'll be watching me.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2020, 08:30:04 PM »
So, I’ve done some self reflecting today. I’ve been thinking back on the words my dad passed along to me from my grandfather. I’ve been worried since yesterday about trying to make it back home to at least be with the family, but they said no. Grandpa was retired AirForce, so he knows the struggles of moving constantly and the financial struggles that come with the Military moving us. He would rather me spend time with my wife and kids since I was gone for 2 years and not stress, than try to figure out a way home and stress about money/driving 9 hours home. It’s amazing to me that even in his final battle with cancer, he’s still thinking more about me and my family than himself. Once I can get a copy of his obituary, I want to post it for everyone to see the man he was/will always be. RIP grandpa, I’ll always love you and cherish the asswhoopings lmao. I can’t say that this didn’t hit my resolve to stay quit today or yesterday, but I do feel more strengthened in my resolve to remain quit. I’ve gone 2 weeks without dip, without nicotine, and I feel great. I don’t think he would be happy to know his death caused a relapse for me, and for that, I’ve got to keep going. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts so far, It truly means more than you know.
Your grandfather sounds like an incredible man. I'm sure he will be missed but there is no doubt he will continue to live on in your heart. Prayers for comfort in your time of loss and sadness. Proud to be quit with you today.
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers coming your way. Proud to be quit with you today.
Your Grandpa can now look down on you with pride as you continue your journey to freedom from nicotine.  He sounds like an amazing man and a great Grandfather.  Prayers be with you and your family.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2020, 03:47:59 PM »
So, I’ve done some self reflecting today. I’ve been thinking back on the words my dad passed along to me from my grandfather. I’ve been worried since yesterday about trying to make it back home to at least be with the family, but they said no. Grandpa was retired AirForce, so he knows the struggles of moving constantly and the financial struggles that come with the Military moving us. He would rather me spend time with my wife and kids since I was gone for 2 years and not stress, than try to figure out a way home and stress about money/driving 9 hours home. It’s amazing to me that even in his final battle with cancer, he’s still thinking more about me and my family than himself. Once I can get a copy of his obituary, I want to post it for everyone to see the man he was/will always be. RIP grandpa, I’ll always love you and cherish the asswhoopings lmao. I can’t say that this didn’t hit my resolve to stay quit today or yesterday, but I do feel more strengthened in my resolve to remain quit. I’ve gone 2 weeks without dip, without nicotine, and I feel great. I don’t think he would be happy to know his death caused a relapse for me, and for that, I’ve got to keep going. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts so far, It truly means more than you know.
Your grandfather sounds like an incredible man. I'm sure he will be missed but there is no doubt he will continue to live on in your heart. Prayers for comfort in your time of loss and sadness. Proud to be quit with you today.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2020, 12:33:15 PM »
So, I’ve done some self reflecting today. I’ve been thinking back on the words my dad passed along to me from my grandfather. I’ve been worried since yesterday about trying to make it back home to at least be with the family, but they said no. Grandpa was retired AirForce, so he knows the struggles of moving constantly and the financial struggles that come with the Military moving us. He would rather me spend time with my wife and kids since I was gone for 2 years and not stress, than try to figure out a way home and stress about money/driving 9 hours home. It’s amazing to me that even in his final battle with cancer, he’s still thinking more about me and my family than himself. Once I can get a copy of his obituary, I want to post it for everyone to see the man he was/will always be. RIP grandpa, I’ll always love you and cherish the asswhoopings lmao. I can’t say that this didn’t hit my resolve to stay quit today or yesterday, but I do feel more strengthened in my resolve to remain quit. I’ve gone 2 weeks without dip, without nicotine, and I feel great. I don’t think he would be happy to know his death caused a relapse for me, and for that, I’ve got to keep going. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts so far, It truly means more than you know.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2020, 12:11:37 PM »
So, I’ve done some self reflecting today. I’ve been thinking back on the words my dad passed along to me from my grandfather. I’ve been worried since yesterday about trying to make it back home to at least be with the family, but they said no. Grandpa was retired AirForce, so he knows the struggles of moving constantly and the financial struggles that come with the Military moving us. He would rather me spend time with my wife and kids since I was gone for 2 years and not stress, than try to figure out a way home and stress about money/driving 9 hours home. It’s amazing to me that even in his final battle with cancer, he’s still thinking more about me and my family than himself. Once I can get a copy of his obituary, I want to post it for everyone to see the man he was/will always be. RIP grandpa, I’ll always love you and cherish the asswhoopings lmao. I can’t say that this didn’t hit my resolve to stay quit today or yesterday, but I do feel more strengthened in my resolve to remain quit. I’ve gone 2 weeks without dip, without nicotine, and I feel great. I don’t think he would be happy to know his death caused a relapse for me, and for that, I’ve got to keep going. Thank you all for the kind words and thoughts so far, It truly means more than you know.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2020, 09:28:07 AM »
Since I’ve joined KTC, everyone has told me that you can make it through all of life’s lessons without Nic. It seems like it’s my time to get tested on that. Tonight I just found out my Grandpa passed away due to his battle with cancer. Now let me be the first to say, i don’t feel like caving in the least little bit, but I say that after just finding out. Who knows how hard the Nic bitch is about to hit me, but I’m committed to my quit. I’m literally sitting here typing this with tears in my eyes still. This will be a testament of my will. I’m proud to be be quit with you all, and I may need to lean on you brothers.

Sorry to hear it brother.  Remember, nic never solved anything or made it easier.  Use your tools.  You got this.  We are all here to lean on.
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Thank you. It’s pretty surreal right now, but I’m forever thankful right now to have my April brothers. I wouldn’t be okay right now if I didn’t.
One thing I’ve learned is that hardships will happen, and as a fix may feel good in the short term it has longer nastier effects. Not just physically but also mentally. It brings down our spirit to be that person we want to see in the mirror and that our friends and family need. I have gone through and continue to go through tough times with a daughter of mine. When it’s tough to see and feel I must remember I can only accept the things I can’t change.

Stay strong brother life will continue with hardship, face this and make it an example to to fight the ones to come and enjoy when life is sweet.
Sorry for your loss. With that said, one problem + nicotine equals 2 problems. So the math works best to stay quit. Life will throw crap in your path, we are here to help you move it out of the way. Use your tools and keep focusing on ODAAT.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2020, 08:36:42 AM »
Since I’ve joined KTC, everyone has told me that you can make it through all of life’s lessons without Nic. It seems like it’s my time to get tested on that. Tonight I just found out my Grandpa passed away due to his battle with cancer. Now let me be the first to say, i don’t feel like caving in the least little bit, but I say that after just finding out. Who knows how hard the Nic bitch is about to hit me, but I’m committed to my quit. I’m literally sitting here typing this with tears in my eyes still. This will be a testament of my will. I’m proud to be be quit with you all, and I may need to lean on you brothers.

Sorry to hear it brother.  Remember, nic never solved anything or made it easier.  Use your tools.  You got this.  We are all here to lean on.
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Thank you. It’s pretty surreal right now, but I’m forever thankful right now to have my April brothers. I wouldn’t be okay right now if I didn’t.
One thing I’ve learned is that hardships will happen, and as a fix may feel good in the short term it has longer nastier effects. Not just physically but also mentally. It brings down our spirit to be that person we want to see in the mirror and that our friends and family need. I have gone through and continue to go through tough times with a daughter of mine. When it’s tough to see and feel I must remember I can only accept the things I can’t change.

Stay strong brother life will continue with hardship, face this and make it an example to to fight the ones to come and enjoy when life is sweet.
Sorry for your loss. With that said, one problem + nicotine equals 2 problems. So the math works best to stay quit. Life will throw crap in your path, we are here to help you move it out of the way. Use your tools and keep focusing on ODAAT.
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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2020, 09:48:12 PM »
Since I’ve joined KTC, everyone has told me that you can make it through all of life’s lessons without Nic. It seems like it’s my time to get tested on that. Tonight I just found out my Grandpa passed away due to his battle with cancer. Now let me be the first to say, i don’t feel like caving in the least little bit, but I say that after just finding out. Who knows how hard the Nic bitch is about to hit me, but I’m committed to my quit. I’m literally sitting here typing this with tears in my eyes still. This will be a testament of my will. I’m proud to be be quit with you all, and I may need to lean on you brothers.

Sorry to hear it brother.  Remember, nic never solved anything or made it easier.  Use your tools.  You got this.  We are all here to lean on.
PTBQWYT my friend
Thank you. It’s pretty surreal right now, but I’m forever thankful right now to have my April brothers. I wouldn’t be okay right now if I didn’t.
One thing I’ve learned is that hardships will happen, and as a fix may feel good in the short term it has longer nastier effects. Not just physically but also mentally. It brings down our spirit to be that person we want to see in the mirror and that our friends and family need. I have gone through and continue to go through tough times with a daughter of mine. When it’s tough to see and feel I must remember I can only accept the things I can’t change.

Stay strong brother life will continue with hardship, face this and make it an example to to fight the ones to come and enjoy when life is sweet.

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Re: Day 1 of the long Road
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2020, 09:22:49 PM »
Since I’ve joined KTC, everyone has told me that you can make it through all of life’s lessons without Nic. It seems like it’s my time to get tested on that. Tonight I just found out my Grandpa passed away due to his battle with cancer. Now let me be the first to say, i don’t feel like caving in the least little bit, but I say that after just finding out. Who knows how hard the Nic bitch is about to hit me, but I’m committed to my quit. I’m literally sitting here typing this with tears in my eyes still. This will be a testament of my will. I’m proud to be be quit with you all, and I may need to lean on you brothers.

Sorry to hear it brother.  Remember, nic never solved anything or made it easier.  Use your tools.  You got this.  We are all here to lean on.
PTBQWYT my friend
Thank you. It’s pretty surreal right now, but I’m forever thankful right now to have my April brothers. I wouldn’t be okay right now if I didn’t.
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