Prearrangement Counselor, Memorial Design Specialist
Austin joined Murphy-Parks Funeral Services in 2018 as a licensed prearrangement counselor. Austin was born and raised in Shelbyville and is a 2011 graduate of Shelbyville High School, where he was a 4-year member of the tennis team. He is the son of Jim Wilkins and Misty Elliott. Growing up Austin was always very active playing sports, and worked part-time for the Shelby County Boys' Club. He then went on to complete his business degree at Ivy Tech Community College. Austin lives in Shelbyville and enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.
Austin began employment with the Parks family in 2014 as Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens grounds manager. There he learned many skills such as how to set memorials, pour foundations, and the day to day maintenance that cemeteries entail. He always took great pride in making sure that Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens looked the best possible at all times.
Austin believes as we engage with the families we serve and provide the strength and stability they need during this most difficult time, we will in turn build relationships that last for generations. He works to ensure families have the resources they need in order to plan an impactful bereavement experience.