Austin Daniel Silva
Austin Daniel Silva
  • September 15, 1999 - June 15, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Austin Daniel Silva went to be with his Lord Jesus June 15, 2017, after a tragic accident nine days earlier. Austin was born September 15, 1999. He was named after the city where his father came to know Jesus. He was born and raised in Dallas, in the Lake Highlands community. He attended Lake Highlands High School and would have been a graduate of the class of 2018. He enjoyed being a soccer referee with LHSA since 7th grade. He was a member of the LHHS Wildcat Wranglers, Varsity Tennis captain, secretary for the Men's Service League, and VP for National Honor Society. He was a member of Watermark Community Church where he participated in a weekly small group for the last six years, lead team during HS, and teaching Sunday school to preschoolers for the last 3 years. We are so grateful for all the teachers, coaches, church leaders and friends that helped shape Austin along with us during all of these wonderful opportunities and school.

Austin will be so remembered by his warm smile and happy spirit. He loved hanging out with his friends, new adventures, joking and teasing, staying fit and working hard. He will also be missed as an awesome big brother to Sam and Charlie. His resume and personality were all any parent could ask for their upcoming senior and college bound son. Nevertheless, the most import thing about Austin was his faith in God. He accepted Jesus as his Savior in elementary school, he was baptized in junior high, and he recently shared his testimony with hundreds at our HS ministry. In the last year, he even had the privilege to lead a friend to the Lord and help baptize him. Austin was not perfect, and he was aware he needed a savior, and that moved him towards his relationship with God. Needless to say, his entire family is devastated by this loss, but they take comfort in the joy he brought to our lives and our hope that rests that Austin is home with his Lord. We are also thankful that Austin's organs were able to help five more people continue life.

He is survived by his parents, Suzanne and David Silva, his sister and brother, Samantha and Charlie. His Grandmother - Consuelo Silva of Temple. His aunts and uncles and cousins- Ed & Liz, Katie Featherston & Michael Thornton of Joshua, Christy & Steve, Christopher & Jack Pezanosky of Fort Worth, Charles & Tracy, Eleanor, Wyatt, & Eric Jack of Aledo, Brad & Andrea, Shannon & Melodie Jack of Flower Mound, Becky & Norman, Elisa & Christopher Northen of Temple, Juliana & Jeff, Ella & Bebe Davis of Kyle, Joey & Rachel Silva of Round Rock, Gregorio & Ari Palomino of San Antonio.

Our family also wants to express our great gratitude to our wonderful ICU medical staff at Children's Medical Center with Austin's care and our back bone of friends, family, and community who prayed, showed up in force, and loved us mightily as we battled for Austin's life. Today, we grieve Austin together and we love each other better as hopefully our priorities are more aligned with the Lord's.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to Camp Barnabas, or Mission of Hope Haiti, These are two places Austin would have spent part of his summer volunteering at with our church youth group.