Gary “Kent” Scism, age 80, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023, at his residence. He was born October 17, 1942 in Lincoln County to the late Forest Ralph and Maude Mae Blanton Scism. Kent enjoyed staying active and did so with tennis, kayaking, biking, hiking, disc golf, and running. He loved the outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Elliott and Frances Carroll; and his furbaby, Boots.
Survivors include his daughter, Wanda “Wendee” Scism and her mother, Sharon Scism; brother, Ralph Scism Jr. (Sherrill); nieces and nephews, Gary Scism, David Scism, Michelle Herrera, Betsy Jefferies, Bryan Carroll, Lisa Lewis, and Sheila Elliott; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Travis Mull and Rev. Bradley Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 2:00 to 2:45 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to National Parks Foundation, ASPCA, St. Judes, or Wounded Warriors.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com