Eugene F. Austin


OXFORD – Eugene “Gene” Franklyn Austin, 40, of Oxford, died at his residence on Thursday, May 18, following a long illness.

He was born in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 9, 1966, the son of Ralph and Myrtie (Armstrong) Austin. Gene was educated in Buckfield schools and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Gene worked as a truck driver for many years with Perry Transport, and more recently with R.C. Paving for 10 years, retiring due to ill health.

He was an avid Patriots fan and had a passion for motorcycles.

He is survived by his father and mother, both of Buckfield; one son, Brent Austin of Buckfield; and two brothers, Neal Austin and Timothy Austin, both of Buckfield.