Thomas Scott Willoch
June 20, 1990 – September 17, 2020
Thomas Scott Willoch, known as Scott, passed away September 17, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina and was born June 20, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia.
As a youth, he received the most-Christlike Paladin Award at Camp Rockmont. He graduated in 2009 from Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia, where he was an honor graduate and a Captain of the football team. He attended the University of Alabama.
As one of his schoolfriends wrote, “Scott could light up a room with his humor (and good looks).” Scott was known for his infectious and outgoing personality. As a young boy, he began doing sleight of hand and magic tricks. While other family members would follow in his footsteps, all considered him a master of the art. His sense of humor was demonstrated not only by his quick wit, but also by his ability to do perfect impersonations of family and friends. Scott maintained the discipline of athletics and fitness, and he recently started a YouTube channel to motivate others. Above all, Scott Willoch will be remembered for the kindness he showed to everyone he met.
He is survived by his mother, Florrie Price of Columbia; father, Ray Willoch of Atlanta; brothers, Bryan Willoch and Price Willoch; his grandparents Adelyn Grant Price of Columbia, and Raymond and Agnes Scott “Mickey” Willoch of Atlanta; son, Atticus Bjorn Willoch and his mother Sara Rebecca Gaffen of Coconut Creek, Florida; aunts and uncles, Anna and David Gurganus, Addie Mathes and Richard Knittel, Tom and Paulette Price, Alice and Jason Adams, Susan Willoch Shaver, Ben and Lisa Willoch Ortlip; and cousins, Benjamin (Allison) Mathes, Adam (Sarah) Mathes, David (Sumitra) Thieker, Jenny Curran, Hannah Curran, Allison Price, Ashlee Price Huttenlocker, Sarah Adams, Rebekah Adams, Anna Katherine Adams, Jennifer Shaver Penta, Betsy Shaver Coxwell, Ellen Ortlip, Kathryn Ortlip, Jane Ortlip, Karsten Ortlip, Rachel Ortlip, Adam Ortlip, Stephon Ortlip, and Aaron Ortlip. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Thomas Edison Price, Sr. of Columbia.
Due to Covid-19, the family will be having a private memorial service.
Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
Private Family Service
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Thomas Scott Willoch
October 5, 2020
Scott was always such a gentleman and a helpful friend, I will miss him so much. Scott was an amazing writer with a unique way of words that quickly captivated your attention. The first time I saw Scott we hit it off immediately! So many times he was able to make me laugh when I was sad. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I know Scott was a faithful believer in God, he will continue to watch over us.
September 28, 2020
Ms. Florrie, I am so very deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart hurts for you and your family. May you find comfort in God's peace.
September 28, 2020
It breaks my heart to hear this news. GOD rest his soul and comfort his family and friends. I have an especially fond memory of a bunch of excited and fresh faced young people, in the back of my Tahoe, headed for an away football game! Enjoyed seeing his smile in my homeroom all four years.
September 27, 2020
I got to know Scott from MUV Fitness. We often worked out at the same time. He always spoke to me. I remember the last day that I saw him. It was Tuesday morning, September 15th. I was on vacation that day and I always like early morning workouts. Scott was there at the gym. We spoke for a minute or two. I admired his dedication to physical fitness. And he was in perfect shape! I told him one day that he didn't need to change a thing! I told him "stay exactly the way you are." I will really miss seeing him.
September 24, 2020
To the family of Thomas Scott Willoch I would like to express my sincere condolences. I was a neighbor of Scott and Sarah for several years. He was always so sweet and polite. I am praying that you receive God's peace and comfort during this time.