Austin T. Winstead
Austin T. Winstead was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Austin is the second youngest grandson of H.J. & Tommie Winstead, founders of Winsteads’ Man’s Shop. When Austin was in Elementary school, his family moved to Kerrville, Texas. Austin played soccer and football and graduated from Tivy High School. After school and on the weekends at 16 years old Austin started working at Kerrville Funeral Home. By the time he graduated he was a licensed crematory operator and helped in every aspect of the funeral home. After graduation, Austin moved to Houston and started mortuary school and worked for Rosewood Funeral Homes. He learned so much working along with experts in the field and gained friends he will have forever. Austin decided to move to West Texas and try his hand in the oil and gas industry, where he was taught team work, responsibility, leadership and loyalty by some awesome friends and family. After missing his family, he decided to move back to Kerrville and Kerrville Funeral Home. Under the leadership of his mentor, Gene Allen, Austin finished his education in Mortuary Science and became a young manager and a respected funeral director. When the opportunity became available to Austin, his sister, Ashlee and their father, John, to purchase Limbaugh Funeral Home, they jumped in feet first. As a family tradition, they knew they could fulfill a need in the community of Portland. Austin is engaged to Cassy Robinett. Cassy believes in Austin’s dream and has joined him along with son, Rhett, in the move to Portland, where she has taken a job as a teacher at WC Andrews Elementary. They will be married in the Spring.