Austin was born Aug. 10, 1988 in Enid to Craig L. and Gail L. Vardy Box and passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 in Oklahoma City.
Austin attended and graduated with honors from Enid High School in 2007. In 2006, he received Army All American, Parade All American, Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World All State, Oklahoman Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP at the State American Legion Baseball Tournament Honors. Austin attended the University of Oklahoma where he was a 3 year Football letterman, served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and Football Leadership Development Program, and was a 2011 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Although Austin received many individual accolades, Austin was most proud of being a part of 3 American Legion State Champions, 2005 American Legion World Series Champions, 2006 6A Football State Runner Up; and 3 Big XII Football Championship teams. He loved his teammates and being a teammate.
Austin’s best trait was his huge heart and his compassion for others. Austin never said an unkind word about anybody and loved helping others.
Austin is survived by his parents, Craig and Gail Box of Enid; and the best two sisters a brother could have, Courtney Box of Washington, DC and Whitney Box of Enid; Grandfather and Grandmother, Ed and Gladys Vardy of Anthony, Kan.; Uncle and Aunt Dennis and Connie Vardy of Manchester, Aunt and Uncle Bruce and Cathy Odom of Wichita Falls, Texas; a special friend, Brittany Reynolds; and a host of football brothers, coaches and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Charles and Valerie Box, and Phillis Vardy.
Memorials may be made to the Austin Box Memorial Scholarship with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds. Condolences and an online guest register book are available at www. ladusauevans.com