Bill Austin of Falls Church, Virginia, died on July 8, 2020, at Inova Fairfax Hospital surrounded by his family. Born November 14, 1940 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Ted and Sue Austin. Bill was a loving husband to Kitty, amazing father to his children, Debbie and Troy, and adoring grandfather to Ryan and Collin. He spent the majority of his wonderful life growing up in Falls Church, VA (Sleepy Hollow). He worked for the Dept. of the Treasury and the IRS where he met his wife of 58 years, Kitty. Upon graduation from Randolph Macon College in 1965, he joined his parents in the family insurance business, The W. Ted Austin Insurance Agency, Inc. formed in 1938. He was very pleased that his daughter, Debbie and son-in-law, Mark became the third generation to run the business. He thought it was important to volunteer in the community as a member of the Falls Church Jaycees. Many wonderful years were spent managing the “Austin Insurance” men’s adult softball team. Bill served as President on the Fairfax Adult Softball Council and helped raise money to develop the Braddock Park softball fields. One of the fields is named in his honor. He was inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame (1987) and Fairfax Adult Softball Hall of Fame Legacy Class (2014). Not only did Bill enjoy softball, he was an avid golfer and bowler. For over 30 years, he went on an annual golf trip with his buddies. He also had fun at yard sales and selling “treasures” at the Arlington Civitan Flea Market at W-L High School. Bill was an amazing communicator and had a special way with people. He wrote numerous philosophical poems that touched many lives.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date due to Covid 19 concerns.
Donations may be made to “Arlington Civitan Club, c/o Patricia Koepsel, 1334 Elsinore Avenue, McLean, VA 22102 for the William T. Austin Memorial Fund or The Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Dept., Fiscal Services Division, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035 (Donation for Station 18 – in memory of William T. Austin).