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Marlon W. Austin, 65

Marlon W. Austin was a wit. He was talented in all arenas: cooking, visual arts, photography, and writing. He helped establish The Imperial Court of Kentucky. Marlon loved fiercely, cats and humans alike. He was a devoted caregiver to his dear mother.

Marlon passed away Saturday, June 8, at home in Lexington.

He leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Betty and Kenneth Eaves; his beloved sister, Cathy Austin-Frey and her husband, Jeff Frey; his niece and nephew-in-law, Jessica Frey and Max Eddy; an extended family of Coffmans, Hendersons, Austins, and Eaveses; and his many dear friends. Marlon’s great spirit and presence will be sorely missed. But he will live on in our tales of him… for he is worthy of many a yarn.

In lieu of a memorial or flowers, please consider seeing a movie at the Kentucky Theatre and donating to Lexington’s Wurlitzer Theater Organ Restoration Project (PO Box 141, Lexington, KY 40588, lextheaterpipes.org)