Austin Wyatt Abbitt, age 11, of Edmond, Okla., passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. After an eight-year battle with brain cancer, he passed away surrounded by his family. Even though Austin faced great challenges towards the end of his life, he showed tremendous courage, unending faith in the Lord, and displayed his typical loving spirit, one that will always be remembered by those who love him.
He was born in Edmond and attended John Ross Elementary School in Edmond. He loved playing soccer and basketball. He also enjoyed cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder. His football favorites were a bit harder to define as West Virginia, Texas A&M, OU and OSU competed for his attention. However, it was Ivan, the labradoodle, that really captured Austin’s heart. Ivan was not just a furry, four-legged friend but a true companion. He too, will miss his two-legged friend.
Austin is survived by his parents Wyatt and Shilpa Abbitt of Edmond; big brother Sean; grandparents, and several aunts and uncles of Texas and West Virginia. He is also survived by many cousins living in North Carolina, New York, Georgia, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, and India.
He was a regular attendee of LifeChurch in Edmond.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, at LifeChurch, Edmond Campus.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Austin’s name to the American Cancer Society, 6525 N Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or Hospice of Oklahoma County, c/o Integris Foundation, Suite 1600, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Arrangements by Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond.