Austin Lee Houser, 15, of Rushsylvania, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 as a result of a pedestrian and automobile accident near Rushsylvania.
Austin was born on November 4, 1996 and is survived by his mother, Ellenna Houser and step father, Jeffery W. McCafferty of Rushsylvania.
Austin is also survived by his brother, Jeffery H. McCafferty and sister Brooke Houser, both of Rushsylvania; maternal grandparents, Steven (Jeanne) Houser of Lakeview, maternal grandmother, Carol Houser of West Mansfield, paternal grandfather, Jefferson McCafferty of Belle Center, great grandfather, Robert M. Houser and great grandmother, Helen Siebeneck, both of Bellefontaine; an aunt, Yvonne (Leon) Schmucker of Rushsylvania, uncles, Jacob (Charnell) Coil of West Mansfield, Floyd Coil of Pataskala; great uncles, David (MaryAnn) Houser of California and Arizona and Ronald J. (Barb) Houser of Bellefontaine, Tony (Teresa) Siebeneck of Sylvania, Carl (Marsha) Siebeneck of Bellefontaine; great aunts, Linda (Terry) Parsons of California and Sandra (Bob) Lambert of Grove City, Pat Lautenschlager of Columbus and Mary Teresa McKinley of Johnstown, Cathy (David) Mobley of Rushsylvania and Mary Fogle-Kise of West Mansfield; cousins, Tabitha and Trent Schmucker, Chance and Cassondra Coil, Stephanie (Craig) Steinhoff of Arizona, Melissa and Clint Steinhoff, William (Randi) Houser of Florida, Tracey Jo (Jamie) Griffin, Jessica, Lane, Cody, and Chance Griffin, Ronnie (Ricki) Houser and Caleb, Cole, and Caylin Houser, all of Bellefontaine, Kathy (Lamarr), Olivia and Tavus Deslandes, all of Hilliard, and Emily Lambert of Grove City, Josh, Angel, Michael, Nick, Dustin, Elizabeth, Aaron, Ian, Amber, Shane, Paul, Matthew, Emily and Luke, Jessica Ann Coil.
He was preceded in death by great-grandmother, Joan Houser and an aunt, Carol Ann Coil.
Austin was currently a sophomore at Benjamin Logan High School where he was a member of the football team. He loved football and enjoyed playing all sports. He worked part-time at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Bellefontaine and also helped local farmers bailing hay in the summertime.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 2, 2012 in the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine with Pastor Lynn Cleaveland officiating. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at the funeral home in Bellefontaine. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery following the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Condolences may be left by visiting www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.