Updated: 1/12/21

Thomas William Austin, Age 73 of Pulaski, passed away Monday January 11, 2021

at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.


Mr. Austin was born December 25, 1947 in Chicago, IL. to the late Thomas Earl and Elizabeth Ann Routon Austin. Tom was a devoted father, son, brother, grandfather and he loved all the young men who played basketball for him. He was was voted Tennessee High School Coach of the Year. Tom was an  excellent singer and guitar player. The song he wrote, Tennessee Dawn, almost beat Rocky Top as the Tennessee National Anthem and will be missed by all who knew him.


Visitation will be Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11am Thursday January 14, 2021 at Elkton Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.


Survivors include his sons Will, Jamie, and Ned Austin all of Pulaski, brother David Austin and wife Melissa of Elkton, sister-in-law Teresa Beddinngfield, five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements