David Austin
Burroughs Funeral Home
3558 Old Kings Hwy
Murrells Inlet, SC
David L. Austin
Murrells Inlet, SC
David Louis Austin, 56, of Murrells Inlet passed away peacefully August 11, 2016 at his home. He was born September 6, 1959 in Charlotte, NC to Charles R. and Alice (Williams) Austin.
David was a fantastic musician and was described by many who had the pleasure of hearing his music, as "the best bass guitar player they've ever heard." He was also an avid outdoorsman. David's favorite activities consisted of cycling, kayaking and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Along with his parents, left to cherish David's memory are his son, Robert Austin; daughters, Ashby Brown, and Caitlin Austin; his grandsons, Marek Brown, and Carson Yon; his loving girlfriend, Janine Entwistle; brother, Johnny Austin, and his sister, Tracy Austin-McConnell.
A Celebration of David's Life will be held at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, on Monday August 15, 2016 at 1PM with casual dress requested. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) are assisting the family during this difficult time.
To view these details online, please visit, www.burroughsfh.com

Published by The Sun News on Aug. 14, 2016.
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You left 5 years ago. You are missed so much. Bless you David. Rest in peace.
Marie Eller Root
September 18, 2021
Four full years of missing you, David! I long for the times we had in Charlotte, Nashville, NC Mountains, and Coastal Carolina. Living my life trying to have fun most every day here in PCB, just as you desired. Truly wish you could pay me a visit here along the Gulf Coast. Until we meet again on streets of gold! Nug, Jim
James Atwell
August 9, 2020
Charlie, Vige & Family,
Words alone bring little comfort to your hearts at such a time of unspeakable & deep loss. May God's unique kind of peace overwhelm you all each and every day.

In God's perfect and unchanging love,
Charlotte Wiriden
September 6, 2016
One of the Best Musicians I ever worked with. Dave and I have know each other since the 80's and had reconnected with MMB a couple years ago. The day I called him and he didn't answer I knew something wasn't right... I will miss you more than you know. Heaven has a great bass player.. Love to your family and prayers.. RIP my friend
Johnny House
August 29, 2016
Thoughts n prayers headed out for Janine n Daves family...what a amazing man.im so glad I had the opportunity to get to know him and enjoyed listening to him rock the house.
Michelle Reale
August 17, 2016
"Big Dave", I can't adequately express the loss. Thank you for inspiring me musically. You was the consummate bass virtuoso my friend. And to those privileged to know you, a super classy guy. We shared the same birthday. I'll see you again someday; R.I.P Friend.
Jimmy Elwood
August 17, 2016
Dave.... I will always cherish the great times I had with you and Janine! You were one of a kind, and you touched so many lives! You will be so greatly missed!! RIP my sweet friend...
Gigi Daniels
August 16, 2016
What an awesome gentleman! He will be sorely missed! Godspeed and prayers for those he left behind!
Heidi Hernandez
August 16, 2016
David, it's still hard to comprehend you're gone and my heart aches for Robert, Ashby and Caitlin. Also their Mother, Connie who was your first love. Tim and I had some great times with you and Connie and those times will never be forgotten. I have lots of pictures of our FUN times and cherish them all. RIP - and Heaven just gained an awesome Man to add to their band! Love you!
Jane & Tim Clark
August 15, 2016
Jane Clark
August 15, 2016
Dave was very kind hearted and always had your back. He always seemed to have the best of times and invited friends to come along. I was very lucky to call him friend!
Donna Earl
August 15, 2016
David i only knew you for a short time, and it was an honor.
gary sears
August 15, 2016
I've known you for just a short period of time, you have brought me laughter, strength, a new way of looking at every situation. I will miss you and may your soul rest in peace for you were an increditable sweet man. May heaven enjoy the sweet sound of your music and laughter as much as we all did, I am blessed to have met you.
Kathy Wentland
August 15, 2016
David and I go way back from the days on the west side's of Charlotte. He was an amazing musician and a even better person. He was a true friend and brother and will truly be missed. His heart and passion for everything he did and done was unsurpassed. I will miss him always. Love to you in heaven my friend and brother.
Hugh Blanton
August 15, 2016
Dave lived life to the fullest. He knew what he liked and made a life surrounded by the things he loved. He was a man of honor and trust! He leaves his beautiful spirit with all of us who knew him. Play on brother! He will be missed but will be carried always in the hearts of many!
Linda Sewell
August 15, 2016
So sorry to hear about Dave. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Rob Joyner
August 15, 2016
Breaks my heart Dave. I heard of your legendary playing prowess for years and then got the opportunity to share the stage with you thanks to Johnnie Blackwell. Wow, not only could you play, but you were super nice and funny as can be! I will cherish knowing you, tell the FOH guy up there to turn the kick drum up!
Kirk McWilliams
August 15, 2016
To the family and Janine our hearts and prayers are with each and everyone. David will forever be held in our hearts and memories.
Hippie ( David and Kim ) Evans
August 15, 2016
I've said it a thousand times that Dave was the best bass player I have ever played with, but more importantly, he was hands down one of the finest human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and calling my friend. This world just won't be the same without him in it, and that is a fact. I am still absolutely in a million pieces over this loss, so I can't even imagine what Robert, Ashby, Caitlin, Janine, and his parents and siblings are feeling. This world has lost a fine man way too soon. Blessings and peace to the entire family.
Chris McElrath
August 15, 2016
Jim and I loved to listen to Dave's music. He was so talented and will be sorely missed. Janine, our thoughts and prayers are with you. You two were so in love. He adored you. He will always be your guardian angel.
Brenda and Jim Falkler
August 15, 2016
Our Condolences to the Family. David was one of a kind. Now singing, playing, and dancing with the Angels. He will be Missed by many...RIP David Until we meet again.
Cheri Wynn
August 15, 2016
I met David in the mid '70's when he was playing bass in a band called Hickory Lash, with a good friend, Mark Carter. David was also laying brick with Mark's brother Dudley Carter. We had Harleys, and David bought a new Low Rider. He was a good guy. Dud and I are very sorry for your untimely loss.
Gary King
August 15, 2016
My condolences 2 all...
Sis Christine Franssen
August 14, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of David. I know ya'll will miss him terribly just know you are in my prayers for comfort and strength through this tough time.
Robin Underwood
August 14, 2016
Sorry to hear about David. He was a great guy that was taken way too soon.
Blair Noles
August 14, 2016
Norris Franssen
August 14, 2016
David, I was so shocked to hear of your passing. I still have a hard time grasping it. Thank you for sharing part of your life with me. You are a great guy, & you will be missed. Thanks for keeping in touch with me & inviting us to the beach. Till the next time Dave....
marie root
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We only had the privilege of knowing him briefly but what a loving and caring person he was, and great to call him our neighbor. Our prayers and thoughts are Janine and his family
Gary and Susie Abrams
August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016
I'm so for the loss please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.. Hugs and love to all...
Erin Propst
August 14, 2016
Gosh Cuz, I just can't grasp this at all..... it's so unreal to know you won't be back... We didn't see each other often, but it didn't matter cause when we did it was like it was yesterday.... The last time I saw you was in Cherokee at Harrahs playing with the band & after it was over we hugged & said our goodbyes til the next time, but now there won't be a next time! RIP Cuz... I Love You.... Hug my Daddy for me....
Tammy Thomas
August 13, 2016
Important and valued ole friend! Saddened beyond belief with the news of David's passing. Keeping you Charlie, Vige, Janine and the entire Austin family in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you today and always.
Jim Atwell
August 13, 2016
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