Dustin McLean Murdock, 28, of Macon, GA. passed away May 19, 2022. He was recovering from a motorcycle accident that shattered his femur and required extensive rehabilitation and pain management. Dustin was born May 15, 1994 to David and Beth Murdock of Macon, GA. He attended Mary Persons High School and spent two years studying music at Mercer University.
For the last two years he lived in Athens and worked for the University of Georgia at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in the culinary department. Food and music were two of his biggest passions. He spent his free time working on recording and performing original music. He enjoyed playing live gigs with one of his mentors Robert Lee Coleman, the former guitar player for James Brown and Percy Sledge. His most recent project, The Mulberries, had just released two singles and were finishing up a full-length album. He and his dear friend Steven Ledbetter were preparing for live shows and had plans for a short tour with Clark Bush and Mary Katherine Dunwoody. He planned to get back to Athens once he was able to walk and work again.
Dustin was loved by many and was always ready with a hug and empathy for others. His kindness and willingness to listen were ever present. Always a great debater, his knowledge base was well rounded and extensive. He was a lover of poetry and multiple genres of music. He enjoyed nature and loved his cat Reggie like most love their child. Dogs and kids always seemed to take to Dustin right away. He existed as a unique individual with a strong desire to do things his way and carve an existence outside of the norm.
Dustin is survived by his parents, David and Beth and his brothers Devin and Daniel. He also leaves behind his grandmother and grandfather Bonnie and David Barker, his grandfather John Murdock, his Uncle Johnny Williams, his Aunt Sharon Murdock and cousins Jessica, Jay, Megan, Isabel, Abigail, Madeline and Lydia. He is also survived by the spouses of these cousins and their kids along with a large extended family of relatives, friends and musical compadres. He will be greatly missed.
There will be a private family service Wednesday May 25th and also a public musical send-off on Thursday May 26th at the Big House Museum, 2321 Vineville Ave Macon, GA beginning at 6:30 pm.
Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.