Robert Austin McLoud of Hilton Head Island was born in 1995 on New Year’s Eve. He entered the world on a Sunday and departed on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Austin was a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School. He was on the school’s cross-country team and swim team. He was a rising senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Austin loved all things outdoors, especially camping, kayaking, snowboarding and fishing. He spent his summers as a kayak and paddleboard guide, showing visitors his beloved island. Another one of his passions was Gamecocks football and cheering with his friends in Williams-Brice Stadium.
Austin was a joy to be with, always quick with a smile and a humorous comment. He leaves behind many friends and a large, loving family.
He is survived locally by his mother and father, Diana and Don McLoud, and younger brother William McLoud.
All are welcome to celebrate Austin’s brief, yet happy life at 4 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head. A reception will follow the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to the The Outside Foundation at www.outsidefoundation.org.
Arrangements are by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory.
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