Thomas "Gene" Scott
04/03/1953 - 12/27/2020
Obituary For Thomas "Gene" Scott
Thomas Eugene Scott 67, of Jacksonville, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 27th in his home. His family and friends called him “Gene.” He also liked to be called “Geno.”
Gene was born in Dillon, SC on April 3rd, 1953. After high school, Gene joined the U.S. Army and served in the 82nd airborne. He proudly served his country. Gene had quite a unique personality. He was kind, witty and could always make you smile. He loved deeply and had a gift of writing. He enjoyed putting meaningful words together and writing poems. Many of his quotes were created from his own life experiences such as:
“Always be true so there will be those who will trust you, be strong for there is much to suffer, be brave for there is much to dare.”
He also wrote:
“I’ve found the dynamics of a serious and lasting relationship. It’s not the length of formation that counts, but the depth of one’s heart, the warmth of one’s soul, and the honesty of intent.”
In his spare time, Gene enjoyed painting, animals, and being outdoors. He was a visionary, dreamer, and entrepreneur at heart. He loved his family deeply.
Preceded in death is Gene’s mother, Cora Taylor Snead, and his brother Herbie Snead. He is survived by his love Valerie King, his children, Jeannie Scott Smith of Myrtle Beach SC, Bennie Eugene Scott of Jacksonville NC, his grandchildren Greyson Scott and Luke Smith, his sister Eileen Overton of Gainesville, VA, and other extended family members and friends.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery at a later date that will be announced by Johnson Funeral Home. Please check back here for updates.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Coastline Women’s Center, a ministry founded by his daughter where Gene proudly periodically donated. Any gifts can be mailed to PO Box 3325 Myrtle Beach SC 29578. Please note that it is in honor of Thomas Scott.
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