Dylan Page Maxfield, 30, of North Augusta, SC lost his long hard-fought battle with depression, Wednesday, March 17th. He was born May 3, 1990 in Burlington, VT, the son of Bruce R. Maxfield, and Sandra D. Fisher, both residing in Johnson, VT. He was the proud companion of his four-legged best buddy, Thor, and beloved by friends and family. His memorial service will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel.
Two words that are recurring in commentary about Dylan are “genuine” and “authentic.” No matter who you were or what your role in his life was, you would get the same version of him. Dylan was a gifted and talented musician who had been drumming since the age of 2 and in his later years became a self-taught guitarist. He lived in Vermont his first five years, then between SC and NC his remaining years. He attended Franklin High School in NC where his passion for music grew and flourished and overflowed to playing with local bands, the French Broads, for one, in community musicals, and various churches. Music was his greatest passion! He was well-rounded though and had many passions and talents that he put to use endlessly for the greater good, all of which was returned to him with love, respect, and a long list of forever friends. He spent countless hours lending an ear or shoulder to friends, strangers, and family just to keep someone- anyone- from going down the path he was on, fighting many silent battles along the way. He was dedicated to helping others with their own battles, be it mental health issues, addictions, or suicide prevention. One of his greatest achievements was overcoming his own substance abuse and using that knowledge and courage to save others.
Dylan recently celebrated his second anniversary of employment with the Mistras Group in GA as an NDE Technician, a job he loved where he again grew his circle of friends and fellow beard aficionados. The best part was that he got to work alongside his very best friend, his brother Brett.
Left loving him are his parents, Bruce (Carol) Maxfield and Sandra Fisher, his brothers Kevin (Kelly) Maxfield and Brett (Nina) Maxfield, his sister Sarah Berry, and step-sister Susie Sweet, 12 nieces and nephews whom he loved fiercely (Michael, Jonathan, Emma, Hannah, Emma, Wyatt, Ethan, Sylvia, Nolan, Norielle, Lily and Gavin), and his paternal grandmother, June Dodge, his step-grandmother Diana Maxfield, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Dylan was pre-deceased by his step-dad, Menford “Bo” Simpson, his Grampa Clark Dodge, and his maternal grandmother, Juanita Fisher. He was blessed to have the love of innumerable friends as well as family that was not bound by blood or marriage; there are too many to list, but notably, Amy Leonhardt and Susan and Mike Williams, each of whom was loved like an extension of family to him, and Amanda Hughes and her daughter Persephone whom he loved immensely.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page under Dylan’s Journey to raise money to fund scholarships for those pursuing music, and for other causes meaningful to him. https://gofund.me/bda2e3d4
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