OBITUARY

Kent Champion Scott

May 31, 1952June 11, 2017

Dr. Kent C. Scott, 65, of Charleston, SC, passed onto a peaceful place Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was born on May 31, 1952 in Greenville, SC, son of Juanita Gillespie Scott and Champ Scott.

Kent graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1974. He then earned his Doctorate in Medicine in Dentistry from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1978. Kent was a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The SC Board of Dentistry and SCDA Coastal District Dental Society. He practiced dentistry for over 40 years in the Charleston area and his patients valued his expertise as well as his wonderful sense of humor. Kent was an accomplished pianist. He enjoyed traveling, and most of all, he was devoted to his friends and family. He was also a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Charleston.

Kent is survived by his brother, Robert Carey Scott and Carey’s long-time and loving partner, Melisa “Pud” Bates of Charleston, SC. Also, he is survived by Myrtie and Harold Gillespie and their children Jean and Scott Gillespie and by Jack and Evelyn Reid and their son, George.

Friends and family are invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, June 14th from 6-8 PM and the funeral on Thursday, June 15th at 11:00 AM at The Mackey Funeral Home in Greenville, SC. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Following the burial, a celebration of life service will be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels of Charleston, SC.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

  • Reception

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

Memories

Kent Champion Scott

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george melissas

July 29, 2017

i met kent when i moved back to charleston in 2010. in that brief period of time i felt as if i had a life long friendship. we spoke of many things and shared an understanding many fundamental concepts and beliefs that is life. we spoke of faith family community friendship. like his name he truly is a champion. my first impression when we met are not just my personal feelings but the definition of who he was; kind, thoughtful, considerate, trusting, open, generous. a great guy. a good person. a true southern gentleman.

god bless champ. you lived your life touching people through your positive attitude and good nature, always making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. you gave this world the best of you and i appreciate you for that. i was blessed to have met you and find a friend in you. your passing is not without relevance or meaning. as you have touched my life with your spirit of joy and love for life, may you now find that which you know is there, the happiness that where looking for, the joy that you always shared.

Michael Trouche

June 20, 2017

Carey,
Please accept my condolences for the loss of Kent. He was one of the most pleasant, enjoyable people I ever knew, and I can't think of any time I was around him that there weren't lots of laughs and fun. He was full of life and I greatly enjoyed all the times I was in his company and will remember him with a smile.
Regards, Michael Trouche

June 17, 2017

Kent made "going to the dentist" fun. I was his patient for eight years when I lived in Charleston. He was so much fun and he gave me advice on many topics. I would never cancel an appointment to go to this dentist! I will always remember his laugh and sitting in his chair seeing his dog in the backyard.
Wow, will he be missed.

Clare Kehoe
Chicago

Kelly Messier

June 17, 2017

Never a dull moment with Kent. Will miss you and all the good times that we shared over the years....also made going to the dentist fun!

Judian Johnson

June 15, 2017

Carey and Pud, June 2017
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of our Kent... He was an amazing man and lived a Full and Awesome Life... He was not only.. the kind of man people wanted to be, he was the kind of man people would be proud to be... Gentle, and with great courage, trust, and grace.
...Life.....so fragile, Loss....so sudden, Heart....so broken,...in the wake of such a loss, we are haunted by things we don't, and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers.
So we look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting connection. May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace.
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God...

Rest In Peace Kent ....my darling friend.....

With all of my love,

Judian Johnson ~ Sag Harbor New York

Susie Poe

June 15, 2017

I am heartbroken to hear of your untimely death. I cherish my memories of all the crazy fun times with you at Carolina and Charleston. Sunbathing, boat trips, road trips, parties, oyster roasts, your beautiful piano playing, Even though I haven't seen you much in the last 20 years, I will miss you. The world has lost a loving, funny, honest man. God bless you, your brother, Carey and all your dear friends, which are many I am sure.

Brenda Garrett

June 15, 2017

Remembering Kent's bright smile all the way from grammar school to WHHS. A wonderful guy. My condolences to your family.

Gary Davis

June 14, 2017

I am deeply saddened to hear of Kent's passing. I have great memories of Kent from my days at Carolina, road trips and hanging out at Tradd Street. My thoughts and prayers go out to Carey and the rest of the family and Kent's many close friends.

Michelle Wilson

June 14, 2017

I have such wonderful memories of working with you for many years. You were a man of honor who loved his family very deeply. May your mother and father wrap their arms around you in the heavens. May peace be with your brother to cherish the memories you have together. You will always be in my heart!

Deborah Debbie Pabst Marchant

June 14, 2017

Wonderful memories of grammar, junior & senior high school together! Carpooling was FUN. Will be missed.

Debbie "Pabst" Marchant
379 Golden Bear Dr, J-2
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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