Stephen “Hillbilly” Austin, 59, of Bridge City, passed away Sept. 2, at his home.

A Military memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Outlaw Bible Church, 2005 FM 408. Cremation was under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Born in Liberty, July 20, 1956, he was the son of Roy Austin and Helen Nickerson Desidare. Hillbilly was a loving husband, father, and step-father. He loved riding his motorcycles; “being in the wind” as he called it. He loved his nine dogs dearly, they were a comfort for him towards the end. He helped anyone who needed him on a minutes notice. A rough around the edges kind of guy, but kind at heart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Clifford Austin of Liberty and his mother, Helen Marie Nickerson of Pinehurst.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Teresa Lyn Austin of Bridge City.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for expenses, 210 Lames Dr., Bridge City, TX 77611.