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Austin L. Sciscoe, age 87, of Spencer, passed away at 7:45 A.M. on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born in Smithville on May 6, 1927, the son of Edgar & Minnie (Lucas) Siscoe. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor Degree. He worked at Western & Southern Life Insurance for many years and retired from the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk, retiring in 1989, both in Bloomington. He worked as a postmaster during his time for the postal service while in Unionville. After his retirement, he worked as a driver with the Red Cross and Center for Behavioral Health in Bloomington.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Temple in Bloomington, where he previously served as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, Treasurer, and enjoyed singing during church. He was active in the Monroe and Owen County Senior Games for several years where he won many medals as well as serving on the council. He was also a member of the Silver Striders and received many awards for thousands of miles logged. He enjoyed the Senior Citizens Centers in Spencer and Ellettsville. He was on the last Honor Flight visit to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial, accompanied by his two Marine sons and one Marine grandson, Austin Dean Sciscoe.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie (Straly) Sciscoe of Spencer, four children, Gregory L. (Eileen) Sciscoe of Highland Lakes, NJ, Tracy (Cheryl) Sciscoe of Spencer, Kristy (Steve) Tyra of Clay City, and LeAnn (Keith) Wilcoxson of St. Louis, MO, a son-in-law, Tim May of Titusville, FL, a sister, Jean Robertson of Bloomington, twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Camille May, and his sisters, Evelyn, Thelma, Dorothy, Mary, Ruby, Ruth, Mabel, and Betty.

Funeral service will be held at Grace Baptist Temple Church, 2320 N. Smith Pike, Bloomington at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Pastor Courtney Merchant officiating. A private family interment will be held at Splinter Ridge Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.

Arrangements are entrusted to West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

Online condolences can be sent at www.westparrishpedigo.com.

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