Early Monday morning, May 6, 2019, the Lord called Dean “Scott” Henry, 48, of Conover, home. He died at Catawaba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
His service is at noon Saturday at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 935 Mt. Tabor Church Road in Cleveland. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The Rev. Timothy Porter, pastor, will officiate.
Scott, affectionately known as “Boobie,” “Scotty,” “Scott Roo,” “Uncle Scottie” and “Paw Paw Scottie,” was born July 5, 1970, in Morehead City to the late Glenn Shaw and Lucy Ann Chadwick Henry. He attended East Carteret High School. A Lenoir Rhyne University alumni, he played football and was a two-year All-Conference defensive lineman. Following college, he was employed with the N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union for more than 20 years. He was an elder at Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church USA, where he inspired many with his vocal talent. He was a 2010 inductee into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and held several officer positions in the organization. He was also an original board member of Eagles’ Nest Shelter in Lenoir.
Scott had an infectious smile and always brightened your day with a long, warm hug when he greeted you. He never met a stranger and was often thought of as a big teddy bear. He loved his entire family with all his heart, both those who were related by blood and those who were not. Scott was loved by so many, especially the children and youth. He had a special love for our children and lived his life as an example for them. It was often said, “if you don’t like Scott, something must be wrong with you.”
He leaves to celebrate his life a loving wife, Belinda; a devoted son, Nicholas, both of the home; and a host of family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Henry.
A visitation will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home Inc. of Salisbury is assisting the Henry Family. Online condolences may be sent to nobleandkelsey.com.