Eric R. Austin

October 4, 2019

Eric R. Austin, 47, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly on October 4, 2019.  He was born March 11, 1972 in Frankfort to Donald R. and Rose A. (McIntosh) Austin.

Eric was a 1990 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and attended Vincennes University.  He worked for 9 years for Donaldson’s Co. and had been a supervisor at Custom Building Products for the past 15 years.  Growing up, he attended Trinity United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed golfing, attending Pearl Jam concerts and loved his family.

Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Austin family.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Eric’s honor to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1951 Wilshire Drive, Frankfort.  Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday following the visitation at the church.  Pastor Phil Lake will officiate. 

Survived by:

Survivors include his Mother: Rose A. Austin of Frankfort; Aunt: Joan McIntosh of Frankfort; along with several Cousins.  He is also survived by his best friend and companion: Cooper his dog.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Eric R. Austin”

  1. Randy Rector October 7, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    My prayer is that God would lift up Eric’s family during this time. I worked with Eric at Custom Building Products and enjoyed chatting with him. Very nice person and I am saddened by his passing. My condolences to you all.

  2. Judi Rudd October 7, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Rose, Joan, Lisa, Marcia and family,
    Please accept my condolences. I was so so sorry to hear about Eric’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  3. Derek McIntosh October 7, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Aunt Rose,

    We’re so incredibly sorry for this tremendous loss. We loved Eric, his easygoing personality and good spirited banter. We have so many fond memories visiting your house, stealing his Oreos and playing his video game console. We will remember these memories along with the 4th of July and Thanksgiving. May God’s peace and blessings be with you until the end of time.

    Derek, Leslie, Elle & Ridge

  4. Mary Reynolds October 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Eric. I met Eric through his mom Rose, and he was always so nice, and easy to talk with. He loved his cats, and especially his best buddy, his dog Cooper. My deepest condolences to Rose, and Eric’s family.

  5. Norma & Allen Melson October 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Rosie! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Mae Norman October 7, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Rose, So sorry to hear of your loss!

  7. Butch Huffer October 7, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. God Bless.

  8. Sandy Glover October 7, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Rose I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Angie Sceggell October 7, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Dear Rose and Family ~ I never got to meet Eric, but knowing you, I’m sure he was a wonderful son and person. My heart aches for you. Sending love and prayers.

  10. Candy McIntodh October 7, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Aunt Rose,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of Eric to forever hold in your heart.
    We love you. Candy, Shawn, Lance, Shannon and the rest of Larry’s McIntosh Clan

  11. Jerry Smith October 7, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. May God Bless and give you peace.

    Take care.

  12. Erilda & Ron Coleman October 8, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Dearest Rosie & Family
    So very very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers for His strength & peace. He will be missed by so many.
    In His Love Ron & Erilda

  13. Dianne Gant October 8, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Eric. I remember him well from the office and he was always so kind. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,

  14. Sharon Hayden October 8, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    You are in our prayers. God Bless You. I am so sorry to learn of your loss of such a sweet young man.

  15. Chris Clark October 8, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    There are no words to comfort you when you have lost the dearest person in your life. Rose, I pray for you to have strength to get through this. I love you & I’m so sorry.

  16. Donald Smith October 8, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Aunt Rose, Joan and all the family, I am so sorry for the loss of Eric at such a young age. He was such a delightful, kind and thoughtful person and fun to be with, especially at the family gatherings. My thoughts and prayers are with and for all of you on this sad, sad occasion. God bless and love, Don Smith

  17. Jeffrey P. Little October 9, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Eric Austin. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Austin’s family, especially his mother.

  18. Susie and Kenny Myers October 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Oh Rose, we are so sorry. We couldn’t make it to viewing. Prayers with you in the coming days. God bless you, Susie and Kenny Myers

  19. Dale A. Snoddy October 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I will remember Eric, aka Beef, as he was in my broadcasting class. Fun, kind, caring. I looked forward to seeing him each day and look forward to seeing him again. My deepest condolences to his family.

  20. Pam Forney November 24, 2019 at 7:29 pm


    I am so sorry to just learn of Eric’s passing. I wish I would have known earlier, but it is my fault for not keeping in touch with you. The video memorial was beautiful. I cannot imagine the hole that is in your heart, but know that I love you and am praying for you. I miss you very much and think of you often.

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