Austin Wenger

Obituary of Austin Glenn Wenger

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Austin Glenn Wenger, a talented country music artist, singer, and songwriter.  He tragically passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the age of 30.   He discovered his love for country music at a young age and pursued it passionately.  He moved to Nashville in 2018 to begin his journey of music and found Sarah Rae Paravia, the love of his life.  Together they shared all things country.  Spending days singing, fishing, and taking care of Whiskey, River, Apollo, and Cora.  Austin was the loving son of mother Lori and father Kenneth (Trina) Wenger; beloved brother of Justin “JJ” (Milynn) Evans, Maya Wenger and Katelyn Wenger; uncle of Octavia and Micah Evans; and was a fierce friend to everyone.  His biggest fan and supporter cousin Chad Blakeman encouraged him every day to keep living his dream.

Austin was a “Jack of All Trades”, if he put his mind to it, he could accomplish anything. Shortly after arriving in Nashville, he assisted with starting The Handy Man business, truly showing his talent to build, fix, and create the most magnificent projects.  Austin would light up any room he walked into. He could make anyone smile and laugh on their worst days. He was known for his great sense of humor, his ability to instantly make friends with anyone that he met, his creativity, generosity, and his love for adventure and the outdoors. He was the kindest soul helping anyone in need. Always looking for a deal and he would never say he couldn’t get what he wanted. He wanted to live life to the fullest and he went out with a full send of nothing short of that.

Please join us Sunday, May 21st in remembering Austin at Long Hunter State Park from 1:30pm to 3:30pm for the memorial. His celebration of life will proceed at CP Between the Lakes for dinner at 4:00pm. 


Long Hunter State Park: Upper Bluff Picnic Area

2910 Hobson Pike

Hermitage, TN 37076

United States

Directions to the Upper Bluff Picnic Area -

Once you arrive at long hunter state park take the main road all the way until you see a sign for the Upper Bluff Picnic Area. Make a right and you'll arrive at the location down the road. 


CP Between the Lakes 

4136 N Mount Juliet Rd

Mount Juliet, TN  37122

United States

Many people have reached out asking to help make his memorial something that would fit his big personality and the even bigger heart he had. If you would like to donate, please Venmo @sarah-paravia with a favorite memory you’ve had with Austin and any words of comfort for his family, or directly to Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet (615) 758-5459. Please tell them it’s for Austin Wenger.

Other ways you can help besides donating:

-Share this with as many people as you can

-Share and listen to his music


Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet has been entrusted with the care of Austin Wenger

Phone: 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818,

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