Robert “Lee” Allen Austin, 26, of Connersville was pronounced dead on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 on the west branch of the Whitewater River near Nulltown following his disappearance on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

The son of Robert Chester Allen and Lisa Ann Eckerle Austin, Lee was born in Connersville on January 23, 1995.

Lee worked in residential construction and was employed at Residential CRF for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, working on cars, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Brooklyn Dawn Marcum Austin of Bentonville; parents, Robert and Lisa Austin of Connersville; two children, Madison MayLynn Austin and Carson Austin at home; a sister, Katrina Ahna Renee Austin of Connersville; maternal grandparents Steve and Pam Eckerle of Connersville; paternal grandmother, Rosemary Austin of Connersville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Lee was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William “Bill” Austin.

The family is grateful to the first responders and community that aided in the search for Lee. Thank you for all the hard work, kind words, and prayers.

No services have been planned at this time. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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