Austin Clinton Golden, 85, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, died suddenly April 15 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
He was a personnel manager for Genesco for 48 years, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, member of Arlington Church of Christ, and son of the late Alaska Elkana and Estella Pryor Golden.
He was married to Lola Christine Stephens Golden, who died Dec. 25, 1995 and Nina Upton Grandey, who died April 18, 2010.
In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by sisters Pauline Gribble, Henrietta Patton Mabery and Doris Whitlock; and brothers, Arthur and Hubert “Hoss” Golden.
Mr. Golden is survived by daughter, Lolita Golden Jones and husband, Karl of Winchester; three stepchildren, Steve (Carol) Grandey of Rock Island, Mike (Deborah) Grandey of Apopka, Fla., and Joey (Debra) Grandey of Bradyville; eight grandchildren, Brooke Jones and Austin Jones of Winchester, Shane (Kristin) Grandey of Temperanceville, Va., Beckee (Terry) Bell and Leah Grandey of Rock Island, Lauren (Jacob) Bratcher of Chattanooga, Katherine Grandey and Jessica (Matt) Buckley of Florida; 12 grandchildren, Tyler Bell, Trevor Bell, Travis Bell, Rachel Bell, Kirkland Grandey, Elizabeth Grandey, Ryan Grandey, Sutton Pearsall, Ona Grandey, Mae Grandey, Sheena Buckley and Chris Buckley; brother, Edwin (Joyce) Golden of Tishomingo, Ms.; and three sisters, Alice Cantrell of Viola, Stella Parker Grissom and Nelta Jo (Donald) Cantrell of McMinnville.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at High’s Chapel with Jon Simmons and Wayne Cantrell to officiate. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 17, 2015