Scott Dearing, 47, of Havelock, passed away Tuesday, June 11­, 2019, at his home.

His service is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Clyde Eborne.

Scott honorably retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 22 years as a gunnery sergeant and later worked for Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. As an active member of the community, many knew Scott through his business, Rising Phoenix Martial Arts in Havelock. His martial art achievements included rank of master in Tang Soo Do. He also coached lacrosse for the Havelock Hornets. Scott loved the Lord and was an active member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a beloved husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Dearing of the home; sons, Michael Scott Dearing of Greenville and Rease Samuel Dearing of Havelock; and brother, Michael John Dearing and wife Amanda of Klamath Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nolan and Kathryn Dearing.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Flowers are welcome.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

 (Paid obituary)

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