Scott Allen Salter

February 10, 1986March 7, 2016
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Scott Allen Salter, age 30, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2016. Scott was born on February 10, 1986 in Lawrenceville, GA, son of Gil and Connie Salter. Scott graduated from Cass High School and later graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in education. He returned to Cass High School to teach Language Arts and was a faithful faculty member for five years. His students were the light of his world and he worked relentlessly to help them succeed. In his spare time he loved to spend time outdoors hiking and camping with his family. He was an introvert at heart, but had a great love and respect to all those who were close to him. He is already greatly missed, but will never be forgotten. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Rastus and Lena Salter; uncle, Greg Salter; aunt and uncle, Janet and Bob Condon. Survivors include his parents; brother, John Salter of Kennesaw, GA; sister, Joy Salter of Cartersville, GA; aunts and uncles, Tommy (Pam) Stuck of Memphis, TN, Glen (Dryden) Salter of Stone Mountain, GA, Gary (Linda) Salter of Alpharetta, GA, Jean and Robert Fuller of Athens, GA and Joy and Tim Brantley of Warner Robins, GA; a host of cousins. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at four o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in the Theater of Cass High School with Dr. Don Hattaway and Don Startup officiating. The family will receive friends from four o’clock in the afternoon until eight, on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Owen Funeral Home. In honor of Scott’s work wardrobe, all attendees are asked to wear black shirts and pants with a bright colored tie. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions made at Bank of the Ozarks, Cartersville, GA to The Etowah Foundation, Scott Allen Salter Scholarship Fund. The family would like to send their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of those who helped them in the search for Scott, including but not limited to, The Cartersville City Police Department, The Bartow County Sherriff’s Department, The Department of Natural Resources, FBI, Army Corp of Engineers, Phoenix Air, Todd Browning, Cici’s Pizza, Chick -Fil-A, Gondoliers and all other helpers from the community. Scott was a firm believer in giving his love and support to the community and the outpouring of support shown to his family in their time of need was of such a great magnitude that will never be forgotten. Please visit to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 12, 2016

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April 5, 2017

You will be missed

Margaret Holland

March 20, 2016

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you

John Norsworthy

March 20, 2016

As one of his students, Scott was an amazing teacher and a great man. He relit my passion for writing, he's someone I looked up to, respected, and admired. I was always trying to impress him with my writing and make him proud... And now I can't believe he's gone. I only just found out today. Please, could anyone tell me where he's buried so I can visit his grave? I couldn't make it to the services...


March 19, 2016

You will be missed by Cass High and Cartersville

Roxane & Terry Day

March 12, 2016

I will always remember the sweet times of young Scott and my Kibbie gathering rocks and enjoying the outdoors when they were children. His sweet spirit will always be with us. Our love and prayers are with your whole family, most especially Connie, Gil, Joy, and John.

Annette Morrison

March 12, 2016

I can not thank you enough for being there for my children. You inspired Both my children and you were an amazing mentor to them both. What a truly great loss and I pray for everyone that has been sadden by your loss.

Karolyn Maddox

March 12, 2016

My daughter was in his class this year and is saddened by the loss. He was a knowledgeable, respected teacher who the students related to. Cass High lost a truly unique and loved teacher. Prayers to all who had the honor of knowing him.

Stefanie Dye

March 12, 2016

I was so saddened to hear about Scott. I never had a chance to meet him, but I know how much he was loved and respected. Connie and Joy, my heart goes out to you and Gil and John.

Brian O'Neill

March 12, 2016

I never had the pleasure of meeting Scott but from what i've heard he was a wonderful, amazing person :) His family is in my thoughts and prayers, may he rest in peace. Stay strong Salter family
-Love, Lefty

Janice Scott

March 11, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.