Julius Porter Astin

Born: Thu., Jun. 26, 1924
Died: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Rutledge Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Rutledge Baptist Church

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Julius Porter Astin, of Rutledge, passed away February 12, 2018.  He was born in Rutledge to the late Charles Walter Astin and Lizzie Nell Colston Astin.  Mr. Astin worked many years in construction where he was involved in the Georgia Power Dam, Madison Health and Rehab as well as the home of Vince Dooley. He also owned a service station in Rutledge for several years.  He was a member of the Dewald Masonic Lodge, and VFW.  Mr. Astin was a recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star for having served in the 4th Infantry at Utah Beach on D-Day.  He was a member of Rutledge Baptist Church.

Mr. Astin is survived by his children, Tim Astin and Celia and Wanda Rowe.  His grandchildren include Melanie Rowe Winstead and Curtis and Melissa Astin Reid and Ryan.  Great Grandchildren include Liam Reid, Colin Reid, Zip Winstead and Cy Winstead.  Mr. Astin was preceded in death by his wife Doris Beatrice Spinks Astin and son-in-Law, Gene Rowe.

Services will be held for Mr. Astin on Thursday, February 15, 20018 at Rutledge Baptist Church.  Visitation will begin at 1:00PM and funeral service at 2:00PM.  Interment will follow at Stapp Cemetery Rutledge, GA.

Memorials may be made to Rutledge Baptist Church.

A.E. Carter Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.

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Anne Ponder Young
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Tim and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Steven E. and Gerann Blanton
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
Wanda, Tim and the entire Julius Astin Family. We have lost a true American Hero. Julius was a giant among men but in his low key unassuming manner he never boasted and never sought the spotlight. What he and many others of the "Greatest Generation" did for us will probably never be duplicated. Our freedom we enjoy today can be directly attributed to Julius and his fellow Americans who served so bravely. Go rest high on that mountain Julius! Thank You!

Robin Gilbert Benkoski
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I will always remember Jules and Beatrice. They were such good friends with my parents and I have many fond memories of them. I will miss seeing Jules . RIP

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