Scott McDonough

Obituary of Scott Edwin McDonough

Scott Edwin McDonough died on September 6, 2020, as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born December 7, 1957, at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Englewood, Florida. Scott graduated from Venice High School in 1975. After graduation, Scott joined the Army, where he served for three years. Scott moved to Boone, NC, where he earned his Associates degree in Business from Caldwell Community College. Since he still had GI benefits, he went back to CCC and earned his LPN. He worked for several years at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation. Scott loved his geriatric patients, and he discovered that his patients would often take their meds better when he used his Donald Duck voice. Scott was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a legacy from the poisoned water at Camp LeJeune when he was in utero. Because of his health, he was unable to work at Glenbridge any longer. Scott worked part time at Spirit Ride Therapeutic Riding Center, an organization he loved. As a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis, he volunteered in many areas, including being the official coffee maker. He also loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle and he loved his family. Scott leaves behind his mother, Claire McDonough, with whom he lived with and cared for. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Ree McDonough of Chapel Hill, Randy McDonough (Andrea) of Boone, Leslie Sharpe (Scott) of Cary, six nieces and nephews, and his 27 year old cat, Clever. He is predeceased by his father, Tom McDonough. In lieu of flowers, memorials should go Holy Cross Episcopal Church (holycrossvallecrucis.net) or to Spirit Ride (spiritridenc.org). Services will be held at a later time when we can gather safely. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the McDonough family.
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