Billy (Bill) Austin, 88, of Roanoke, Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home in the loving care of his family. Born in Giles County, Va., on March 9, 1928, he was a son of the late Charles William and Nannie Mae Haskett Austin.Bill was a retired Veteran (Corporal) of the United States 8th Army, 2nd Division. He served two tours in the Korean War from 1948 to 1953.In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Lee, Frank, Jessie and Bobby Austin; his sisters, Joann Riddle, Ethel Snider, Mary Green and Betty Rice; his loving wife of 59 years, Nancy Helen Austin; his son, Gary Lee Austin; and his daughter, Terry Lynn Austin.He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted caring sons, Larry (Debbie) and Barry Austin of Roanoke; his heartfelt daughters, Debbie Austin and Becky Rudd of Roanoke; his loving grandchildren that meant the world to him, Melissa (Robbie) Collins of Thaxton, Melisha (Tony) Smith of Roanoke, and Greg (April) Austin of Eagle Rock; and his special great-grandchildren that he adored, Chris, Ciera, Ashley, Austin, Leanne, Sam and Khloe. A special thank you to the Palliative Care team at the VA Medical Center and Amedisys Hospice.Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with Pastor Mark Manning officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton, Va. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oakeys.com.