Allen Kevin Scott, age 53, of Charlotte, NC, entered into eternal rest November 28th, 2020. Kevin was born in Augusta, GA on November 8th, 1967, a son of Glenda “Gee” Barker and the late Allen Walton Scott. Kevin graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Class of 1990 and is a veteran of the US Army Reserves. Kevin excelled professionally, both in uniform and out, serving as an officer in the Hickory, NC Police Department and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff Office. He later went on to a distinguished career at Wells Fargo and the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America working to protect the financial security of the American public.
Beyond his distinguished professional career, Kevin was passionately dedicated to the furtherance of equality and inclusion for the LGBT+ community, particularly those serving in the Military and attending Military academies. He founded The Citadel Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and led it for over a decade, including its expansion to cover all members of the LGBT+ community and cadets and alumni of the Virginia Military Institute as well. His passionate, heartfelt leadership saved numerous lives from depression and despair, often providing inspiration and mentorship to young cadets and alumni struggling at pivotal moments of their personal and professional growth. With his leadership and unyielding support, our nation has benefited immeasurably from his commitment to developing generations of senior leaders in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his passion for equality, Kevin enjoyed spending time with his husband, family, and dogs. Among his favorite past times were boating, motorcycling, and watching The Citadel beat VMI at annual football games.
Kevin is survived by his husband of 24 years, Todd Wayne Nelson; mother, Glenda “Gee” Barker; father, Phil Barker; brothers, George Scott (Sonia), Adam Scott, and Zach Scott (Lauren); sister, Amy Taylor; step-brother, Tim Barker (Courtney); many nieces and nephews and his adopted children, Lawrence Richardson, Christopher Webb, John Kudrysch, and Mike Akers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the LGBT Outreach Fund at The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409, or online at https://foundation.citadel.edu/KevinScott.
Due to public health concerns, a memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date in Summerall Chapel at The Citadel. Those interested in attending may email [email protected] to stay informed of the date and time as it becomes known.
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Posted on: 2020-12-02
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