Christopher M. Dust, 38, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, August 27th, 2021 in Clay County.
He was born in Terre Haute on October 30th, 1982, to Steve and Susan Mattox Dust.
Christopher was previously employed in landscaping.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Dust, and by his grandparents, Bob and Dee Dust.
Survivors include his father, Steve (Kim) Dust; maternal grandparents, Betty Bea and Gib Elliott, and Roy and Chris Mattox; one son, Jackson; brothers, Jessie and Joe Dust; sister, Amanda Dust; two special little boys, Cullen and Colton; and several extended family members and friends.
It didn’t have to be this way. Your death was preventable. The truth is, you were a drug addict, and, although you didn’t intentionally kill yourself, you did, ultimately, cause your own death. You battled addiction for over 20 years. The drugs told you that you were worthy; made you feel accepted. The truth is, we loved you no matter what. We knew the real you. We thought you were worthy. Drugs told you, “You have everything under control”, even when everything in your life crumbled beneath you. There was always a way out, and there was always help. You almost beat this battle not long ago, but you walked away, believing you were still in control. You were never in control. Your addiction was.
So, while you may be at peace, and your battle is finally over, it’s not for those you hurt and left behind. You left behind a momma who has to tell your little boy the truth when he is old enough to understand.
Belinda, let this be your wake-up call. Your son doesn’t deserve to find you this way, too.
If you are an addict: Get help, don’t stop; you are always worthy. YOUR LIFE MATTERS. “
There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation was chosen by family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Truman House, 1630 S. 10th St, Terre Haute, IN 47802; or Riley Children’s Hospital, PO Box 3356, Indianapolis, IN 46206
”Don’t cry for me; cry with me.”
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