Dr. Kent Champion Scott
1952 - 2017
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Dr. Kent Champion Scott CHARLESTON - 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. Online guest registry available at www.mackeymortuary.com Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Jun. 12 to Jun. 14, 2017.
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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.
george melissas
June 20, 2017
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
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
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!
Kelly Messier
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
Judian Johnson
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.
Susie Poe
June 15, 2017
Remembering Kent's bright smile all the way from grammar school to WHHS. A wonderful guy. My condolences to your family.
Brenda Garrett
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.
Gary Davis
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!
Michelle Wilson
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
Deborah Debbie Pabst Marchant
June 14, 2017
My sympathy to the Scott family. I remember Kent and his brother Cary from my days in Charleston. They were both fun loving guys. Kent will be greatly missed.

Dr. Robert Friedman
Robert Friedman
June 14, 2017
My sympathy to the Scott family!! Dr. Scott has a warm spirit and made coming to the dentist a pleasure. He will be missed.
Melissa Hemingway
June 13, 2017
I was barely adjusting to the news that Dr. Scott had sold his practice and decided to retire when I learned of his untimely passing. For all the times he made me laugh, I'm proud that my Jeremih ringtone made him guffaw over and over. I will miss his wit and sparkle. As Dylan Thomas wrote, "Love is the last light spoken." I wish strength and love to Dr. Scott's loved ones. I mourn your profound loss.
Elizabeth Connor
June 13, 2017
Throughout our years in dental school and our years in practice it was a priviledge to call you a friend. You had the ability to make someone feel better just by talking to them. The conversations about patients, dentistry, and the management of a practice I will miss. Physically you may not be here, but I will always have the memories. Rest in peace, my friend. Fred Solomon (Summerville,SC)
June 13, 2017
Kent, I met you 40 years ago, right out of dental school. In all that time you continued to make life a little better, lighter and fun for everyone around you. You will live on in all our hearts and continue to make us smile with all the loving and "crazy-fun" memories we have of you...a truly remarkable man and friend.
Nita Mcleod and Tom Kotsovos Mcleod
June 13, 2017
This breaks my heart ! I worked with Kent for several years , he was also my friend who loved life and made going to the dentist fun ! You will truly be missed by so many ! Prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Becky Coleman
June 13, 2017
Carey we are all so sorry to hear about Kent. I haven't seen him in years but remember him from when we were kids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope your doing OK.
Eddie Lumpkin and Family
June 13, 2017
My heart is just broken. I will miss this crazy, funny, lovable man. A wonderful friend and an awesome dentist. My heart goes out to his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will never forget you Dr. Scott.
Mary Nettles
June 13, 2017
I am deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Kent Scott's passing. I talked with Kent at the receiving of friends when his dad, Champ passed away.

My condolences to the family.

Diane Jennings
Easley, South Carolina
June 13, 2017
I remember Kent when we both worked at Hayes Dental Center. I still have a Christmas ornament he gave each of us about 1979. RIP old friend
Sherry Gooding
June 13, 2017
Oh, Kent! I will miss you so! My childhood playmate, my lifelong friend and confidant, my cousin - you are going to leave a void in so many lives. I know you will fill the heavens with your beautiful piano music and have all the angels laughing at your wit. I love you and miss you.....rest now.
Jean Roth
June 13, 2017

I met Kent on a blind date, no long after he graduated from MUSC dental school ~ what a sweet and funny guy he was! Prayers to the entire Scott family.
Melanie Barnett Jeffcoat
June 13, 2017
Kent, you will always be one of my dearest friends! No one loved life more and enjoyed it fully! Love ya!
Betsy Baker
June 12, 2017
I am sorry to hear of Kent's death. We were friends in Charleston, and he was my dentist as well. Rest In Peace, Kent.
Riley Owens
June 12, 2017
The charter members of the Vodka club will raise a glass to Kent on Thursday...he was one of the funniest people I have ever met and will truly miss him.
Lorraine Crosland
June 12, 2017
I am so sad to hear this news. Kent has been a great friend for over 35 years. I have such awesome memories of our trips together. I will surely miss him.
Kim Clark
June 12, 2017
I have such gratitude for this life long friendship. Kent will be missed by me and by so very many people.
Jacquelyn McDonald
June 12, 2017
We worked together for so many years... so many fond memories and I am so sad to hear that you are no longer here. May you find peace sweet friend. Charae
Charae Hancox
June 11, 2017
I pray that you find peace Dr Scott. You will be missed.

Love ya

Lola Marsh
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