Austin Peay VI

Austin Peay VI

Tuesday, January 26th, 1932 Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Austin Peay VI

Austin Peay VI, 87, of Clarksville, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare.
A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 4-7p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 and 12-1:30p.m. Sunday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home. Austin was born January 26, 1932 in Montgomery County Tennessee. He was the son of the late Austin Peay V and Martha Orgain Peay Evans and Ross I. Evans.
Austin is preceded in death by his wife Betty Peay and mother of his children Barbara Peay.
Survivors include his children, Austin Peay VII and Marty (Grant) Shaw; grandson, Landon Austin Shaw; brother, John H. (Patsy) Peay; children by marriage, James Anderson and Paul Anderson. A special thanks to his caregiver Mary Newton.
Austin was self-employed and involved in farming and real estate development. He graduated from Austin Peay State University and was a Baptist.
He was an avid reader and loved all types of history. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and politics. Known for his quick wit and smile, he made friends easily and was an expert story teller. Over the years he developed a following for his famous “hot slaw” while making Bar-B-Que for catered events and for fun.
He seldom turned down an opportunity to help others. He enjoyed spending time volunteering and providing assistance to the Cumberland Baptist Disaster Relief.
Pallbearers will be Evans Peay, Frank Peay, Grant Shaw, Landon Shaw, Larry Lyle, Tad Bourne and Mark McCutchen.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cumberland Baptist Disaster Relief P.O. Box 3837 Clarksville, TN 37043-0837 or a charity of your choosing.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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    Sunday, June 30th, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Service

    Sunday, June 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Greenwood Cemetery
    Greenwood Ave.
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    Sunday, June 30th, 2019
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Greenwood Ave.
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L W Harris

Austin purchased several cars and trucks from me and was always a pleasure RIP
Comment | Posted at 09:43pm via Condolence

Bob and Kathye Jackson

Prayers for family and friends Mr.Austin ,served on the Tennessee Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Team (Cumberland Baptist Association)out of Clarksville,TN.He was a true blessing to those he served in the face of disaster as well as those of us who worked by his side.He was an encouraging source of wit and knowledge which always made our days a little brighter.He was a friend to all of us and he will be sadly missed .Our prayer is that God hold you in His loving arms and grant you sweet memories of good times shared together until we meet again.
Comment | Posted at 10:52pm via Condolence

Rosalind Kurita

Austin and I served together on the County Commission. He was very committed to serving his community. We had some lively discussions. He was such a good guy. Always had that little half smile.
He was my friend and he will be missed by many.
Rosalind Kurita
Comment | Posted at 08:21pm via Condolence

Dudley Griffin

Sorry to hear of Austin's passing. He taught me quite a bit about BBQ. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Holly Heuer

Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. He sounds like an amazing man.
Comment | Posted at 08:59pm via Condolence

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