Austin Clawson III died of natural causes at 8:37 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Princeton Health and Rehab Center in Princeton.
Austin was born on May 24, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., to Austin Clawson II and Louise Tenney Howe.
Mr. Clawson was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Hopkinsville. He was a United States Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He worked for many years in retail clothing and also worked as an interior/exterior decorator.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jane McAtee Clawson; step father Harold Howe; two step-brothers, Bruce and William Howe; and son John Allen Clawson.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Clarence Clawson (and wife Heather) of Antioch, Calif. and James Austin Clawson of Cadiz; grandchildren Austin Clawson, Janie Clawson, Julia Clawson and Joshua Sturgill; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205.