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Funeral Service

City Church North Campus
Saturday March 14th, 2020

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Austin Hunter Leatherman

Austin Hunter Leatherman, 26, of Gastonia passed away on March 8, 2020 at Caromont Regional Medical Center.  He was born on January 14, 1994 to Stacy and Sandra Fraley Leatherman.  He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kirby Fraley; paternal grandfather, Benny Leatherman; and uncle, David Wheeler.  Austin will be well remembered for the love that he truly showed for everyone he ever met and came in contact with.  He treated everyone just like he wanted to be treated in return; with love.  He was always happy and full of smiles.  He enjoyed being outdoors, helping with the yardwork, and listening to a wide variety of music.  He had a passion for working with the special needs children at Special Kare for Special Kids in Gastonia. 

In addition to his parents, Austin is survived by his triplet brothers, Kyle Leatherman (Kristal) and Mitchell Leatherman (Leslie); grandmothers, Zona Leatherman and Martha Fraley; 2 aunts, Robin F. Cudd and Lynn F. Wheeler; uncle, Scott Leatherman (Lucy); numerous cousins that Austin adored being around who always put a smile on his face; several great cousins; and his 2 pet dogs, Stella and Buckley.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at City Church North Campus with Rev. Dickie Spargo officiating.  Visitation will follow after the service.  A graveside service will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Special Kare for Special Kids, Webb Street School, Life Enrichment Center Kings Mountain, or Holy Angels.

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Austin was a sweet young man. Always smiling and laughing. I know he is in heaven and i will miss him. I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.

Karen Brackett Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

Much love, thoughts and prayers for all of you from the Johnsons and the Underdowns.

laurajmcree@gmail.com Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss of Austin. In prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time for family. Diann & Diana ( Sentry Drug & Home Health)

Diann & Diana " Sentry Drug" Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

My prayers are exstended to all who suffer the loss of Austin. For a 26 year old kid in a wheelchair, He most definately affected a lot of lives, including mine. You will be missed. Enjoying "running in Heaven" my friend.

Gary S Hayes Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

I remember the smile you always had .

Dodi Mar 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Austin Leatherman

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Austin Leatherman

Carol Shved Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

This angel was a blessing to so many. These triplets are like my own since they were born in December and these boys in January. My grands are so precious as these are. God is having so much fun with Austin today. He will be missed by so many.

Loretta Horne Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

A smile has returned home! I am glad I got to know you, watched you grow, cried as you entered the next stage of life when you left Webb Street. What a full life you lead and shared with us. You will be miss but I know heaven is over joyed

Stephania Meeks Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our Father has welcome you home: job well done my good and faithful servant!

Stephania Meeks Mar 11 2020 12:00 AM

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