He was born February 12, 1945, in Speedwell to Glen and Lela Welch Ausmus. He was a member of Powell Valley Masonic Lodge #488, and had retired from X-10 Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He enjoyed the outdoors, walking and hunting arrowheads. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Ausmus; and brother, Bobby Jack Ausmus.
Survivors, wife of 24 years, Robin Ausmus; daughters, Rhonda (Stacy) Madon, Amanda (David) Taylor and Cara Beth (Jason) Couch, all of Speedwell; mother, Lela Welch Ausmus of Speedwell; grandchildren, Cody (April) Medley of Harrogate, Tenn., Lexxus English of Knoxville, Tenn., Kennedy Madon, Pierce Taylor and Jaxon Taylor, all of Speedwell; brothers, Joe Ausmus (Diane Thompson) and Bill (Pat) Ausmus; special cousin, Wilma Sumpter; special friends, Ted Madon, Jennifer Seiber and Mike Price; as well as a host of many other family and friends.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnie Bannister and the Rev. Darrell Walker officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted by Powell Valley Lodge #488. Music will be by David Painter.
Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Welch Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stacy Madon, David Taylor, Jason Couch, Cody Medley, Ted Madon, Graylon Wilson and Mike Price.
Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home, 869-3651 or www.reecefh.com.