February 1, 1968 ~ February 14, 2021

Born in: Topeka, KS
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Scott Walter Florence, 53, of Leicester, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Mission Hospital.

A native of Topeka, KS, Scott was a son of Shelia D. Morganfield Florence-Thomas and of the late Joe Logan Florence. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Helen Morganfield, and Robert and Grace Florence.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Florence is survived by his step-father, William Thomas; half-sisters, Becky Florence, Gail Sell, Sally Debarge, Jenny Klinger (Bob) and Jody Starforth (Jason); step-sisters, Jennifer Miller (Jeff) and Julie Michael; step-sons, Matthew and Bradley Thomas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Beulah Baptist church, with Pastor Ricky Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beulah Baptist Church Building Fund, 929 N. Turkey Creek Rd., Leicester, NC 28748.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: February 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Beulah Baptist Church
North Turkey Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748


Burial: February 20, 2021 3:00 pm

Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery
North Turkey Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Scott’s Family. Scott was a wonderful friend to my and I. We have just know Scott a short while maybe a year, but he made a great impact on us. We became fast friends. We rode Harleys together. We have laughed and rode some beautiful rides with Scott. Had many dog stories because we are all animal lovers. Scott will be truly missed. We will continue to pray for you as the days go by.

  2. Sheila and Bill I am so sorry about Scott’s death. I only met him one time when he came with you to church. I talked with him for a few minutes after the church service was over and he seemed like a really nice man. Many things in life we don’t understand but we have to accept this as God’s will even though it is so hard. We love you guys so much and will continue to pray that God will get you through the difficult days ahead. Love and prayers, David and Shelia Warren

  3. Scott, it was great knowing you for the past few years and riding our Harley’s together, and just having the fellowship we had–you were such a hilarious guy. We will miss you but we will see you again on the other side one day. We will be praying for your family. You will be a part of our group, the Deplorables LEMC, forever. Gone too soon, Brother, you are missed…

  4. Scott and were born on the same day and had been friends since high school at Harrison Chilhowee. I will always cherish our talks and friendship.

  5. I had no idea when we first met that we would grow as close as we had become. You will forever be in my heart. Till we meet again, my friend, my brother, I will always think of you and the times and laughter we shared together.

  6. I met Scott his Senior year of high school
    at Harrison Chihowee. He was always full
    of life and up for adventure, thankful for the memories and good times we had. Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed by many.

  7. Going to miss you cuz! I am so thankful that you came in 2019 on your Harley to visit me . My thoughts and prayers for Sheila and Bill .


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