OBITUARY

Scott Alexander Rimmer

August 29, 1968April 14, 2018

Scott Alexander Rimmer passed away on April 14, 2018. All of his family has faith that he is in Heaven and free from his earthly body. Scott was born to the late Wade M. Rimmer and Judy Ann Rimmer on August 29, 1968, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott and his family moved to Daytona Beach, FL in 1972. He graduated from Spruce Creek High School in 1988; served in the U.S. Navy as a Coreman from 1989 to 1992 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan during the 1st Gulf War. Scott graduated from Florida State University in 1995; and received his Master's Degree in Health Sciences from University of Central Florida in 2010. In 2003, Scott had an accident in Utah while riding dirt bikes with his friends. His spinal cord injury was a C6-7 and he was classified as quadriplegic. After spending a year in 3 hospitals, Scott returned home to Port Orange, FL. Over the past 15 years of his injury, Scott accomplished so many daily tasks that allowed him to be in the New York Marathon twice, Disney Marathon twice, various marathons through Brooks Rehab in Florida, and established his own “Rims on the Run” Marathon in Deland. He rode his special built bike for the annual DaVita Labs Bike Ride for kidney disease awareness. Scott amazed his family when he did a tandem sky dive in Deland, flew to Paris, France to see the Tour de’ France Race, and visited many other countries with family and friends. Scott was employed for DaVita Labs, Deland, for 12 years and gave all his knowledge and energy to do the best job that an employee could do. He enjoyed the DaVita Bike Rides and many Team Member conventions given for the employees, and he made so many friends all across Florida and the nation. Scott is survived by his wife, Rosa Eugenia Rimmer, and his mother, Judy Ann Rimmer-Wagoner, his brother, Wade M. Rimmer, Jr. and sister-in-law Georgia Sue Rimmer, nephews Wade Rimmer III, wife Shannon Rimmer, niece Hayley, and nephew Tucker Cade; and Jimmy Rimmer; step children Sergio, Juan and Isabela. Scott is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and spent so much of his time visiting with them. Scott’s father, Wade M. Rimmer, preceded Scott in death in 2003. A Celebration of Life will be held for Scott A. Rimmer on April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange, FL 32129. Visitation reception to follow. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.volusiamemorialfuneral.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oceans of Hope Foundation, Attn. Mr. Danny Paltjon, P. O. Box 2015, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170 and/or Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports, Attn. Alice Kraus, 3599 University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216

  • DONATIONS

  • Oceans of Hope Foundation
  • Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Scott Alexander Rimmer

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Judee Samuels

April 27, 2018

Just heard the news and my heart is truly saddened. A true athlete, great friend with a huge heart and someone who hated to be told he was an inspiration. You will truly be missed my friend. You taught all of us valuable lessons of life. Roll on Rim~

Cindy Douthat

April 27, 2018

I am so saddened by Scott’s passing but in turn I feel so blessed to have been a part of his amazing journey. I know Scott is in heaven dancing with the angels..... until we meet again ❤️

Carol and Bob Pringle

April 22, 2018

Judy. Rosa and Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Scott's death. What a fantastic man he was. We first met at the Daytona Bike Club meetings and then would join him on Sunday mornings for our group rides. Judy, I sent the book you wrote to Oprah Winfrey years ago in hopes that she would get in touch and let you guys tell your story of love and overcoming unbelievable obstacles. She never did reply.
I am afraid we have lost touch for the last couple of years although we planned to meet Scott for lunch about a year ago. My mom ended up with colon cancer and died last May. So that kind of took care of free time with friends since we devoted all our time for her care. We never did get together but I am sure Scott would understand the circumstances.
How wonderful that Scott found someone special. We know he lived life to the fullest! Nothing we can say will take away your pain. Please know that others care. We feel lucky to have known him!!

Sincerely,
Carol and Bob Pringle

Theresa Dluhos

April 20, 2018

R.I.P Rim you will be missed dearly. Take that gorgeous smile that you have and give it to all the angels in heaven. God certainly received a beautiful angel on April 14🙏💙🙏

Ashley Cooper-Heath

April 19, 2018

I met Scott at the first ever Rims on the Run which I made sure to return to every year. Turns out we had a common friends in Volusia County. After that first meeting we were instant friends. My husband James Heath and I along with Scott and Kim would go out to eat in Fernandina Beach after the Jacksonville triathlon series. I swear it was a few years that we would see each other every few months. The last time James and I were with Scott was December of 2016. I was home for Christmas and met Scott on Flagler Ave. He was such an amazing person and will be missed immensely.

Manda Jayne

April 19, 2018



La perte d'un bon ami est la plus grande des pertes de vie qui est presque impossible à supporter...
Until we meet again dear friend, rest peacefully
Eternally,
MJ

Shannon Roe

April 18, 2018

Scott was a ball of humor and fun. I will surely miss him, miss our talks about life and miss our NASCAR interactions. I always teased him for being a Danica fan... but I was given her hat at the track and immediately called him over so I could give it to him. Be with the angels my friend. Til we meet again...

Michael Kelly

April 18, 2018

Thinking of Scott's family , friends, classmates and many others. Scott you touched so many lives and brought laughter and joy to many.
May you rest in peace my friend

Kathy Chall

April 18, 2018

Scott, words cannot even begin to tell you how you impacted my life along with all of your teammates. You were a great friend as well as co-worker. I will miss your positive outlook on life and how you encouraged others. I will never understand what happened but I believe in my heart that you are walking and are at peace. I will continue to pray for your Mom like you asked me to. I will miss your smile my friend. Rest in the arms of Jesus. Love you always

Sabrina Hester

April 18, 2018

Going to miss wishing you HAPPY FRIDAY and you always responding...."HAPPY FREAKY FRIDAY!!"
Praying for the comfort of your loved ones, family, friends and teammates. God Bless.
We love you Scott and you will be missed!

~ your teammate, Sabrina