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Originally published: 2014-03-05 11:08:49
Last modified: 2014-03-05 11:09:35

Ricky Boyd Auten

Mr. Ricky Boyd Auten, 62, of Fleetwood, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Auten was born on March 28, 1951, in Mecklenburg County to James Boyd Auten and Jeannie Rose Ballard Auten. Mr. Auten was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Auten worked for Samaritan's Purse for 28 years. He was a pilot, drove trucks, and was a videographer. He enjoyed the outdoors, sports, cars, Nascar, ASU Football, and most of all he loved the snow.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Auten is survived by his wife, Martha Kay Rikard Auten; one son, Zachary Boyd Auten of Foscoe; one sister, Kathy George of Gastonia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan's Purse Children's Heart Project, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mr. Auten's arrangements.