William Scarborough

william scarborough
William L. "Buddy" Scarborough, 80, of Asheville, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Buddy was a native of Concord, NC, and was the son of the late Thomas H. and Nell McCoy Scarborough. He was the loving husband to his recently deceased wife, Irene, of 57 years. Buddy was a graduate of Florence High School, Florence, SC, and of Clemson University (1952) with a degree in electrical engineering. Buddy joined the U.S. Army 1st Calvary Division - Signal Corp, where he was a 2nd Lieutenant. He served in the Army during the Korean War. After the army Buddy worked for Carolina Power & Light as a relay engineer and retired after 38 years. He was also a 42-year member of Central United Methodist Church and active in the Covenant Sunday School Class. He did volunteer work at Central United Methodist Church, the Asheville Police Department and the American Heart Association. Buddy was known for his great disposition, keen sense of humor, his smile, his love of Clemson University and Robert E. Lee. His favorite saying was "Why not?" The funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2010, in the Sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, with Revs. Rob Blackburn and Julie Peeler officiating. Receiving of friends will be immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. A military burial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, in Black Mountain. Survivors include: three daughters, Susan Robinson and her husband, Ross, of Asheville, Sharon Glisson and her husband, Charlie, of Melbourne, FL, and Mary Kathryn Green and her husband, Rocky, of Fort Mill, SC; two sons, William Scarborough and his wife, Martha, who reside in Singapore, and David Scarborough of Durham; and grandchildren, Joshua Robinson, Jesse Scarborough, Austin Green, Connor Green, Kevin Glisson, Melanie Hunter and Jim Robinson. Memorials may be made to Care Partners Foundation, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813 or Central United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 27 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801. Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave. is assisting with the arrangements.

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  1. With love & deepest sympathy to all of Buddy’s children and their families. Nancy & Willie

  2. Buddy was one of my favorites when I worked at CP&L. I appreciated his humor and, as a fellow engineer, I admired his technical ability. I rejoice that he joins his wife in the presence of our Lord and my condolences to the family.

  3. Susan,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Just remember that God made a way for us to see our loved ones again after this life.

  4. MK and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Words can not express our sympathy on the loss of your father and the boys garndfather. I know you will miss him and your mother terribly.

  5. Susan,

    So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Know that I am thinking of you and you and all your family are in my prayers.

    I can just see your dad and Hattie sitting around and swapping stories about CP&L. I know they had a glorius reunion.

    My best to you and your family.


  6. MK, Rocky, Austin and Connor,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God provide peace and comfort to each of you.

    Bill & Angela

  7. Susan, Sharon, Mary Kathryn, Bill and David,
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Taking care of him was a blessing and a joy! He made my day, instead of me making his.
    I am married to Bruce Hawkins and found out today, that his parents, Larry and Meredith were friends of your mom and dad. I wish I had known that while I was taking care of him. I had just told Bruce about him always responding to my questions with ‘Why not?’ and Bruce told me that was mentioned in his obituary. That was great of you all to include that.
    I wish we had all had more time with him and I am so sorry for your loss. Renea Hawkins, 10 oncology RN

  8. Susan and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry that I can’t be there for the service on Monday, but I will be thinking of you.

  9. When I went to work with CP&L in 1964, Buddy took so much time to teach me the job (and the ropes). We worked together until he transferred to Asheville. I will always remember how devoted he was to his family, and CP&L.
    Broadus Combs

  10. To all the Scarborough Family,
    Just want you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Time has a way of getting away from us but we remember all of you and how special your family was to us.
    Sincerely, Bill and Betsy Smith

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Just wish I could have been there with you. You had a wonderful Mom and Dad. So many good memories of us being together.

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