Tristan Clayton Larue Austin
Tristan Clayton Larue Austin, 21, of Heavener, formerly of Pocola died June 6, 2014, at home in the loving arms of his sister, Ashley.Tristan was born March 13, 1993, at St. Edwards Hospital, Fort Smith, Ark. He suffered a traumatic brain injury Dec. 25, 2012. He was not expected to live past three days and we were blessed to have him for 18 more months. He worked in maintenance at The Oaks Health Care and was enrolled in HVAC at Kiamichi Technology Center prior to truck wreck. He was a volunteer firefighter for Hodgen Fire Department. Tristan was a fighter and a survivor. He will never be forgotten. He touched many lives and we are all blessed to know him.He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Eunice Munday and Roger Rose; his sister, Charlena “Charlee” Austin; brother, Trenton Austin; uncles, Roger and Caleb Rose; and second mother, Donna Ferdan.Tristan is survived by his mother, Lena Rose Burns; sisters, Ashley Austin, Miranda Filer and Isabella Austin; brother, Todd Austin Jr.; uncle, Joshua Rose; close family friend who helped with care giving, Rachel Shipman; nieces, Whisper Austin and Lyric Scarborough; nephew, August Scarborough. He is also survived by Todd Austin Sr.; paternal grandparents, Maggie and Bill Austin; aunts, Melanie Austin and Beth Divsalar; and many more family members, friends and loved ones.Pallbearers will be Todd Austin, Joshua Rose, Dakota Ferdan, Andrew Alexander, Raymond Rivera and Allen Goins. Honorary pallbearers will be Hodgen firefighters, Stephen Johnson, Rachel Shipman, Taylor Jo Breashears, Derek Godfrey, James Frietas, David Spillers and Mercedes Ford.Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Heavener High School auditorium with Brother David Hardin officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.