Austin, Timothy Jay 9/1/1944 - 3/1/2019 Gobles Passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. Tim was born September 1, 1944 in Paw Paw, the son of the late Delbert and Mildred Austin and had lived in the Gobles area the past 42 years. Tim honorably served his country as a member of the US Air Force from 1962 - 1966. He later worked for the City of Kalamazoo as a Public Safety Officer until his retirement. After retirement Tim served as a Deputy for the Van Buren County Sheriff Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and traveling. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Mary Jo; 3 children, Dan (Brin), Debby (Matt) Tiller, Scott (Sarah); grandchildren, Kennadie, Jacob, Madeline, Elsie, and Nolan. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Daniel. The family will meet friends on Sunday, March 3rd from 1 - 4 PM at the Gobles Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com, where funeral services will take place Tuesday, March 5th at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Kendall Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.