Troy Alan Austin Sr. 54 of Harrison, passed Monday, January 21, 2019 at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Troy was born August 20, 1964 in Royal Oak, Michigan, the son of William James and Melba (Henson) Mothersbaugh. Troy graduated from Harrison Community Schools Class of 1983.
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Troy was united in marriage to Theresa K. Shelley on November 19, 2010 in Harrison. Mr. Austin had resided in Harrison his entire lifetime. He loved to build and re-model homes and create wooden keepsakes for his family. Camping with family and friends around Michigan was Troy’s time of enjoyment, especially camping at Halloween time. Troy was passionate about music, especially his favorite artists: AC DC, Kid Rock and Randy Travis to name a few. Troy had a big, kind heart and was a foster parent to many children, including his nephew’s children.
Surviving Mr. Austin is his loving wife of eight years, Mrs. Theresa K. Austin of Harrison, five daughters; Katie Austin, currently serving in the United States Navy, Emberlynn Dent of Harrison, Chevelle Dent also of Harrison, Chelsea Reeder and husband James of Wyoming and Andriana Barron of Coral, Michigan, four sons; Michael Marshall of South Carolina, Troy Austin Jr. of Harrison, Thomas Dent of Harrison and Devon Barron also of Harrison, his six grandchildren; Clayten, Emma, Morgan, Lillian, Chloe and Hannah, four sisters; Tina Grose of Cadillac, Michigan, Tracey Mothersbaugh-Houghton and husband Larry of Cadillac, Sandy Hall of Lake City, Michigan and Linda Mothersbaugh of Michigan, one brother, Bill “William” Mothersbaugh and wife Sandy of Warren, Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews and many close friends. Troy was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Kam.
Funeral services honoring Troy will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Mr. Jessie Ramirez officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Austin may be considered to the Austin family, in care of Mrs. Theresa K. Austin. To share an online memory or condolence with Troy’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Austin are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.