Paul “Laurie” Auten

July 18, 1944 - March 12, 2023
Paul “Laurie” Auten

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Paul “Laurie” Auten, 78, of Hendersonville, NC died late Sunday afternoon, March 12, 2023, at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC following an extended illness.

Mr. Auten was born on Tuesday, July 18, 1944, in Charlotte, NC to the late Paul Craven and Esther Irene (Hartsell) Auten. On February 7, 1970, in Charlotte he married his loving wife of 53 years, the former Jackie Louise Moyle who survives. He proudly served his country in the Air National Guard and was honorably discharged after six years of service. He was a sales representative for pneumatic hydraulic equipment before retiring and was a faithful member of Mills River Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed golfing, movies, Formula 1 racing and his pets.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Jackie M. Auten of Hendersonville, NC and two children, his daughter, Erin A. Shope and her husband, Chris of Hendersonville, NC and his son, Nicholas P. Auten and his wife, Christina of Stone Mountain, GA; three young grandchildren, Silas, Olivia and Emmy; a twin brother, Larry C. Auten and his wife, Karen of Lawrenceville, GA and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter, Salem Shope who died on January 5, 2010.

A graveside service for Mr. Auten was held at three o’clock Thursday afternoon, March 16, 2023, at the Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte, NC. A celebration of life service will be two o’clock Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2023 at Mills River Presbyterian Church, Mills River, NC.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Mr. Auten to Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road, Mills River, NC 28759 or to Peace Moravian Church, 9303 Monroe Road, Suite H1, Charlotte, NC 28270.

“Laurie” as he was affectionately known will be forever missed by his loving and devoted family and many dear friends. May God Grant Him Eternal Rest.

Arrangements are in the care of Church Street Funeral & Cremation, 125 South Church Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792, 828.309.0103.

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  • March 30, 2023
    Gwendolyn Howlett says:
    Jackie, Laurie was a good man and a loving husband to you. I know you will miss him very much. Just know I have you and your family in my prayers and if you need anything, please let me know. Love, Gwen

  • March 18, 2023
    Brenda Nelson says:
    Erin and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your father was such a kind and sweet man, it was an honor to have known him. We’re so sorry for your loss. Love, Brenda, Michael and Lucas Nelson

  • March 17, 2023
    Kathy Ziprik says:
    Prayers for the extended family. Laurie will be deeply missed at our church. Whether he was preparing for the Moravian Lovefeast, cleaning up in and around the church, or spiriting the Adopt-A-Highway event, Laurie's dedication and commitment to MRPC was incredible. We'll all miss his warmth and charm, along with his kindness.