Ricky and Jenny Austin


Ricky L. Austin, 71, passed away on October 20, 2021 in Amarillo, TX. Ricky was born to Henry & Stella Austin on May 11, 1950. He married the love of his life, Jenny (Starkey) Austin on July 15, 1973. After graduating from Palo Duro High School in 1968, he honorably served in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Jenny Austin and sisters, Nancy Dorsey & Vicki Austin and brothers Bobby & Troyce Austin. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Wilson, son, Chad Austin and wife Marlena. He was a proud Papaw to his grandchildren Ashton & Aidan Wilson and Braden & Braxton Austin. He is also survived by his brothers, Harold and Larry Austin as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Jenny Kay Austin, 69,  passed away on October 3, 2021 in Amarillo, TX. Jenny was born to Edmond & Sue Starkey on February 12, 1952. She married her husband of 48 years, Ricky Austin, on July 15, 1973. She graduated from Tascosa High School in 1970.

She is survived by her daughter, Amber Wilson, son, Chad Austin and wife Marlena. She was the best Nanny ever to her grandchildren Ashton & Aidan Wilson and Braden & Braxton Austin. She is also survived by her sisters Lori Ketelle, Melanie Lynn and Toni Brantley and brothers George Starkey and Terry, Marty and Scott Howard as well as many nieces and nephew and great nieces and nephews.

A joint memorial service will be held at 1PM on Friday, October 29, 2021 at The Church at Bushland.

7 Replies to “Ricky and Jenny Austin”

  1. Such an awful loss. Prayers from Bobby and I to all the Austin family. Bobby and Ricky were very close childhood friends and this loss very sad. We are thinking of all of you during this most difficult time.
    Vernice (Adkisson) Wilson &
    Bobby Wilson

  2. I’m so sorry for the loss of Ricky and Jenny, We’ve been friends for many years,such nice people and will be missed by many, my thoughts and prayers are with Chad and Amber and the rest of the families that loved them.

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of an old friend and his lovely wife. I grew up with Ricky before I moved away to Nacogdoches in East Texas, following the death of my brother, Henry Frizzell. Henry was best friends with Larry, Ricky’s older brother. I spent many happy days with Ricky, his brother Harold and other friends. I had reconnected with Ricky and we had several great conversations on the phone. Before Covid, we had talked about making a trip to camp in New Mexico. I’m sorry we never had the opportunity to get together one more time. I know from our conversations that Ricky had a full life and dearly loved his entire family. Ricky was my first really good friend and we spent many hours together as young men. I will miss him. I express my sincere condolences to all family members of both Ricky and Jenny, and a special condolence to Ricky’s brothers Larry, Harold and Jacky.

  4. It is so tragic, yet so romantic that the two of them were together 2/3 of their lives & now having a double memorial service together & FOREVER together.

  5. Sorry just does not seem to be enough to say about this loss. I’m am grateful that they are no longer in pain, but my heart breaks for you guys. She was Nanny to Marydith & loved me like her own. I loved her so much & will miss my experienced grandma companion. I just aspire to be as good as she was. There are many things around my home that she made me so her memory will always be alive in my house. I know they are with God watching over us, maybe keeping us inline 🙂 I love you guys

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