He was born in Chauvin, La. on Oct. 12, 1949 to Druis and Edris LeBlanc Authement. He was a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph Benedictine High School in Chauvin.
Mr. Authement was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He has worked at International Automotive Components in Greencastle the last six years. Mitch was a member of the American Legion in Cloverdale, UAW Local 2382 in Greencastle, and played in a bowling league through work. He also attended the Church of God of Prophecy. Mitch enjoyed sports, especially football and NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife, Annita Myers Authement; two sons, Andrew Authement and Jonathon Authement, both at home; a brother, Bennett Authement of Chauvin, La.; two sisters, Faye Matherne of Houma, La. and Paula Authement of Chauvin; and several nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Pastor Tammy Lowe will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Calling will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.