Austin James Neiman
December 28, 1991  -  October 4, 2018

Austin James Neiman

Funeral Service
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Bynum School
P.O. Box 80175
Midland, TX  79708

Austin James Neiman, age 26, of Odessa, TX, passed away on October 4, 2018, in Odessa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Don Norris of First Baptist Church Odessa, officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Austin was born December 28, 1991 to Michael and Leslie Neiman in Odessa, TX. He attended the Bynum School in Midland, TX. He attended Sunday School at First Baptist Church Odessa and was cared for there by Renee Taylor, Kim Chancellor, Donella Oliver, Nelda Clark, Roxann Beaty, Judy Wilhite, and Valerie Hammitt, all of Odessa, TX.

Austin is survived by his brother, Samuel; parents, Michael and Leslie Neiman; grandmothers, Betty Neiman of Park Rapids, Minnesota and Quanah Austin, of Odessa, TX; uncle and aunt, Jim and Vera Neiman of Horace, North Dakota; great uncle and aunt, Clyde and Pat Wright of Alice, TX; adopted parents, Cruz and Oscar Sanchez of Midland, TX, and his adopted aunt Betty Gray of Odessa, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to the Bynum School, P.O. Box 80175, Midland, TX, 79708.

The family of Austin wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his dearest friends and the doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX, who worked so very hard to try and help him get well.

The Lord give’s and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the LORD.

Thank you, LORD Jesus, for the gift of Austin.


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  1. Glena and Larry Bagley
    Burleson, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Cindy (DeLaHunt) Jacobson
    Washington, DC

    Mike & Leslie, I was saddened to hear the passing of your son, Austin - my heart goes out to you and the family. May God help you through these difficult times.

  3. Ralph and Cheryl Ford
    Fort Worth, TX

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

  4. Erin Gwilliam
    Odessa, TX

    Praying that you will feel the love and peace of God during this difficult time. The slideshow was beautiful to watch. Much love from the Gwilliam family.

  5. Robbie McGuire
    Odessa, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr. Newman and your family members. I remember meeting your boys and it was such a blessing when we worked together at Reagan. God bless you, Leslie and Samuel.

  6. Pam (Mickan) Hughes
    Midland, TX

    Leslie and Michael, Samuel, and Quanah- much Love & Peace to you and your family in the loss of Austin!💞🙏🏻 May God wrap His loving arms around you and surround you with His comfort and strength.✝️

  7. Dee and Jeanie Finn
    Odessa, TX

    Mike and Leslie we are so sorry for your loss of your sweet Austin. You are two very special parents that have parented two very special boys. We are in awe of your supernatural parenting with such love, understanding and patience. Praying for you both and sweet Samuel in the days, weeks, and months to come. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  8. Sheila Hunt
    Odessa, TX

    I worked for Dr Ranga for 10 years and had the pleasure of caring for Austin and Samuel. I am heartbroken to hear of Austin’s passing. Sending my condolences and prayers for the family.

  9. Marsha Horstman
    Odessa, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with yall at this difficult time! The Lord blessed yall with 2 very special boys because he knew they would have so much love and care from 2 very special parents! We love you both and wish you peace and comfort at this time.

    Charley and Marsha horstman

  10. Sindy McLain

    Leslie and Mike..I am so very sorry for your loss. While my time at Bynum was short, it did not take long to see how special the boys were. I often stood in awe of what wonderful parents God blessed them with. Prayers for God's love to pour over you..

  11. Heather Diamond

    We are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with Bynum school and his parents and brother

  12. June Collerd
    Odessa, TX

    Praying for peace and strength for your loss of Austin. You both (Leslie & Mike) are the kindest people and I have always had a deep love for both of you. I know that Austin is now in the hands of God, his heart is full and his soul is understood.

  13. Jonnie and Gage Pettis
    Odessa, TX

    We both are so sorry for your loss. It's unthinkable to lose a child. Please know that we have you in our hearts and are sending you all the comfort and love that you so rightfully need. Jonnie and Gage

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