Austin James Rodriguez

January 27, 1999 - October 5, 2017
Austin James Rodriguez

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Austin James Rodriguez, 18, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Born in Henderson County, he was the son of Tammy Lynn Borgens and Christopher M. Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Cynthia Russell; great-aunt, Linda Volpe; grandfathers, Bernard Pragle and Nathan Borgens; and great-uncles, Bobby, Richard, and Michael Borgens and Louis Volpe.

Austin attended North Henderson High and Polk County High before graduating from Chesnee High School this year. He was involved in JROTC and started volunteering with the Edneyville, Mill Spring, and Chesnee fire departments at the age of 16. He loved to help people and had the biggest heart. He worked for the NCDOT on the bridge crew and was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

He is survived by his mother, Tammy Lynn Borgens (Michael Long) of Fletcher; father, Chris Rodriguez (Bethany) of Chesnee, SC; the love of his life, Megan Ward; sister, Kali Rodriguez (Taysen Russell) of Mill Spring; step-brother, Micah Sullivan; niece, Camryn Russell; grandmother, Linda Kollar; grandparents, Michael and Susan Rodriguez; grandfather, Benny Russell; great-grandparents, Rosemarie and Tony Rodriguez, George and Helen Heide, Janis Russell, and Beatrice Pragle; aunts and uncles, Jenielle Parce (Logan), Richelle Norman, Michael “Mickey” Rodriguez (Stephanie), Hunter Rodriguez, Jeffrey Russell, and Christine Ellis; and numerous cousins, friends, and other family members.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Monday, October 9 at Moore’s Grove United Methodist Church with the Reverends Deb Demorest and Danny Pridmore officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Austin’s memory by clicking HERE.


Monday, October 9, 2017
2:00 PM

Moore’s Grove United Methodist Church - Directions
2575 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


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  • October 07, 2017
    Mindy Greene lit a candle:
    Lit since October 7, 2017 at 10:54:56 PM

  • October 07, 2017
    Mindy Greene says:
    Prayers for the family and Megan!

  • October 08, 2017
    Brenda Gilliam and Mary Lunsford says:
    So sorry for your loss. I went to church at Gethsemane but I really didn'the know him that well. I knew who he was. My mom and I are in our thoughts and prayers. Megan we are here for you. May God Bless younall.

  • October 09, 2017
    Dolon Peete says:
     My thoughts are with you and the family and how death robs us of our loved ones. Jehovah God has promised to remove death, sickness, and pain from the earth and reunite us with our loved one on a cleansed earth in the future. (Revelation 21:4; John 5:28,29; John 17:3; Psalms 83:18)  In the meantime you can be sure that God understands how you feel now! The Bible assures us: "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up there painful spots." Psalms 147:3

  • October 09, 2017
    Julia S Boykin says:
    I was so very sorry to hear of Austin's Passing .. Even tho it has been a long time since I had seen Austin, I never forgot that sweet,lovable young man. My Thoughts and Prayers are sent to His Family ,Co-Workers,(current and former) , and Friends .. Rest In Peace Sweet Austin .,