OBITUARY

Kenneth Scott Sides

October 4, 1958January 12, 2021
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Kenneth Scott Sides, 62, of Charlotte died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his home.

A native of Mecklenburg County, Scott was born to the late Betty Query Sides and Robert Kenneth Sides on October 4, 1958. He worked at Central Piedmont Community College for 34 years before retiring, however he continued to work at the college part-time, serving as a mentor who shared freely of his knowledge and experience. Scott enjoyed weekends on his boat at Lake Norman, loved wood working and his dog Gunther. He was affectionately known as "Papa Doc" to his grandchildren.

Scott is survived by his wife, Sandee Patton; brother, Jasen Sides; step-daughters, Gayle Risse (Matt), Vanessa Hilton (Bobby); nephews, Christopher, Michael; five grandchildren, brothers-in-law, Wes Patton and Bill Patton (Gail).

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Vanessa Hilton

January 20, 2021

Sometimes there are no words ... especially when a loved one passes on too soon. While I did not get to see Scott that often, I so appreciate his kindness and caring nature. He was always ready and willing to pick me up at the airport for a hug and a drive home... he was a great welcoming committee!

I know that Scott made my mom happy as they shared their life together, and he always was ready to lend a helping hand to others or pass on a word of wisdom.

Scott's was a life lost too soon, but there is a bit of comfort in knowing that his pain and suffering are now gone and that he is at peace. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.

Rest in peace, Scott. I love you, mom.

Vanessa Hilton

January 19, 2021

Feleta Morton

January 19, 2021

The North Carolina Association of Coordinators of Veterans Services extends our deepest sympathy to Sandy and her family on the loss of your husband. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Chad Campbell

January 19, 2021

Sandee, I am sorry I could not be there for the service, but I wanted to let you know that Scott meant so much to so many people, and he left his mark on so many of us. I will always remember him being bigger than life, and it is hard to think of him any other way. I think most of the folks who worked on the infrastructure team looked to Scott for his approval. There was never any question if he thought you were doing something dumb, and sometimes his look alone was a decent gauge of your decision making.

I will also remember the shenanigans. I am going to say no more about any of that here, except maybe that those squirrels in the basement probably regretted chewing through our fiber after Scott had his say. He knew how to thumb his nose at authority, and we all loved him more for it.

Most of all, I will remember Scott for his heart. He hid it underneath a tough exterior, but I will never forget the moments where he let that façade slip and showed us the soft-hearted guy underneath. We will never see his like again, I don't think.

I will leave off with this, if our value as human beings can be measured by the impact we left on the world around us in the time we had, then the world lost something priceless when he passed. I can think of so many that he left an indelible imprint on in the time I knew him, and those people will always carry with them some small piece of what he gave to us all.

Mike Rodden

January 19, 2021

I met Scott at CPCC, way back in 2000. I didn't know upon meeting him that this would be the guy that I would learn more from professionaly than anyone. As others have said he was a caring and kind person who gave of himself to others.
I'll miss his guidance, as much as his friendship , godspeed my man.
Mike

Shanta Pressley

January 19, 2021

Met Scott on Elvis and I first date and many other's. He was in our wedding and many parts of our lives. He always greeted me with a huge smile and hug. He has a kind and gentle spirit. His eyes would light up the room when he would share stories about Sandee,his grandchildren and Gunther. Not saying goodbye just saying I'll see you again.
Love Shanta Pressley

Adam Garside

January 19, 2021

There were few places of sanity to be found in my early years at CPCC but Scott's office in the basement of Terrell was one of them. Escaping to chew the fat with Scott, Richard and Dutch will forever be one of the things for which I'm grateful. He was loved and will be missed.

Shari K

January 18, 2021

With deepest sympathy to Sandee and family:
We can shed tears that he is gone
Or we can smile because he has lived.

We can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or we can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Our hearts can be empty because we can't see him
Or we can be full of the love we've shared.

We can turn our back on tomorrow and live for yesterday
Or we can be happy tomorrow because of yesterday.

We can remember him and only that he is gone
Or we can cherish his memory and let it live on.

We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs
Or we can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.
David H 1981

We will miss you Scott...

Cherryl Pressley

January 18, 2021

Scott was like a brother to my husband Scot and me. He was part of our courtship, in our wedding and there for the birth of our son Casey. He was special to all of our 3 kids. For years he came over every weekend for dinner. We all were so happy when he found love with Sandee. He always had so much love to give. He would do anything for the people he loved. Our heart is broken that he was taken so young. But he will always be with us. Our prayers go out to Sandee, Jasen and his whole family. Love you Scott! Cherryl

Bill Lemmond

January 18, 2021

God has gained another angel to be by his side. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Sincerely,
The Lemmond Family

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