T. Austin Jennings, 99

NOV. 12, 1912-AUG. 1, 2012

August 04, 2012

T. Austin Jennings, 99, of Williamsport, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Williamsport Retirement Village at Twin Oaks.

Born Nov. 12, 1912, in Brownsville, Md., he was the son of the late George S. and Ethel S. (Wastler) Jennings. His wife, Mildred V. (Davis) Jennings, preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2006.

He was a 1932 graduate of Boonsboro (Md.) High School.

Austin was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown for more than 50 years, where he was a member of the choir, served on the board of trustees and was treasurer of the Meridian Bible Class.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II from 1944 to 1945.

In Austin's early working career, he worked as a retail bakery salesman for Hagerstown Bakery, until he was drafted in the Army for two years. Upon returning from the Army, he went to work for Wyand Bakery of Waynesboro, Pa., and later, Capital Bakery of Chambersburg, Pa., retiring after 40 years of dedicated service. After retirement, Austin worked part time as a custodian for Columbia First Bank in Hagerstown for 13 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis K. Jennings of Hagerstown. Austin is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Austin was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Brindle; and two brothers, C. Milburn Jennings and Bernard Jennings.

A funeral ceremony will be Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Randy Reid will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow in Boonsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Washington County Human Development Council, 433 Brewer Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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