James R. Austin (Jim), age 63, of Lowell, MI died Saturday, May 29th, 2021 after a long battle of Parkinson’s, dementia, and 2 time cancer survivor. He was an avid sports fan. Jim loved bowling, golfing, and softball (known to most as Big Red). He enjoyed camping with his family and friends. Jim enjoyed making things with wood and spending time with his family. His quick wit and gruff personality will be dearly missed. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Bryce and Maxine Post; and Buff Austin. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Barb Austin; children, Scott (Anna) Denton, Jamie (Aaron) Baily, Shawna (Chris) Drayton; 13 grandchildren; aunt, Phyllis Ketchum; sisters-in-law, Beverly (David) Dub, Patricia Polin; brother-in-law, Gary (Renee) Malczynski; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held July 24th, 2021 at 2pm located at 1055 Alden Nash Ave SE, Lowell 49331. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Emmanuel Hospice, 401 Hall Street, Ste 263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.