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Celebrating the life of
Scott Thomas Waldrup
October 20, 1986 - July 05, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 12:00 p.m. - Friday, July 07, 2017
  • Pulaski Square
  • Barnard St. & W. Macon St. (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

I would like to extend my most heartfelt sympathy on your loss You and your family are in my prayers

Ana Onate, Miramar, FL

So sorry for you loss Terry.

Anthony Sheets, Burlington , NC

Terry and family, Brenda and I extend our sympathies to you. Our thoughts and prayers have been of you this past week. I only met Scott a few times at our office, but he seemed full of life and happiness each time I saw him. I hope you can take some comfort in the fact that he did live life in a good way, and was always very caring of others. Jerry.

Barefoot / Lucore Family, Cary, NC

To my dear friend, Terry Waldrup and your beautiful family, I would like to extend our most heartfelt sympathies on the lost of your loved one. Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you. May God's peace be with you. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you created with Scott, because that will be what sustains you. I leave you with this scripture, in hopes that it brings you some form of comfort..."My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalms 73:26

Shonta' Blue and Family, Lillington, NC

Hi Terry I am so very sorry for your loss if there is anything you may need do not hesitate to let me know I hope you can remain strong during this unfortunate time my family's prayers are with you and your family.

Eugene Murano , Fuquay varina , NC

To the Waldrup Family - Scott was indeed special and leaves a lasting legacy for so many to respect and appreciate. We never met him, but when we read his story it was so inspiring and refreshing. He loved the outdoors. Go Parks! He loved life and respected ALL others. Beautiful! He lived in areas that are close to us: Raleigh/Triangle, London, and Savannah. Travel! Thank you for sharing Scott with the world with our deepest condolences. He will serve as an inspiration for our daughter and son who are on track to attend Enloe High School. We want them to live life and care about others - just like Scott. Stay strong, chin up. John Briggs & Hisayo Tago with Miyako and Shigeo

John Briggs & Family, Morrisville , NC

Dear Terry, David, Tart, Jennifer, and Stacy, I first met your precious Scott when he was a student at the NC Governor's School in the summer of 2004. Scott was among those outstanding young people whom my son Philip was blessed to call "friend" by summer's end. I remember meeting Scott and thinking what a contagious sense of humor, enthusiasm, and compassion he exuded to those around him. I recall what a sad day it was when these rising high school seniors had to say goodbye to each other and return to their respective high schools as they confronted their senior year and the decisions which would affect them for the remainder of their lives. I was so happy to know that Philip would remain in contact with Scott, and I recall a trip that they later shared as they traveled to Wilmington to visit their Governor's School friend Sarah. Today, my heart is broken for your loss, and yet I am so deeply thankful for Scott and all the love and goodness he poured into the world around him during his 30 years. I pray that the Lord will hold him in the shelter of His love until you meet again. You have given the world a priceless gift in Scott. May God bless and comfort you and keep within your hearts and minds all those treasured memories for a lifetime. Julie Matthews

Julia Matthews, Wilson, NC

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family , Scott was one of my favorite people and was truly a light wherever he touched down. I truly feel the world has truly lost a beacon of hope and positivity the likes of only come along once in a blue moon . Although the Raleigh , Cary area only got to experience Scott for such a short time , the impact on our lives cannot be expressed by words ,no matter how heartfelt and poignant , so I'll close this by saying I respected and loved Scott and I'm so proud to have been able to call him a friend . God bless you all at this difficult time .

Daryll W Hinton , Cary , NC

Stacey, I was sorry to learn of your brother's passing. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Deborah Estes, Wake Forest, NC

It was an honor to meet Scottys mom and Aunt Kathy and Aunt Eileen today in Pulaski square. I promise to do my best to work with the city of Savannah to forge safety zones and education that will cut down on the crime and violence of our city. I knew Scottyand will continue to advocate on his behalf because nobody else on earth had the love of God that he did. As a counselor to the inner city youth who mourns a friends death at their very hand, I pray change to report crime happens in hopes to save other potential victims from fatality. Please know I am here anytime should you need prayer on encouragement.

Angie Andrews, Savannah , Ga

To lose a young life like this is senseless. To lose Scott is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers to Tart and to Scott's parents and family. Words will not bring him back but we love him still.

Lori Collins, Savannah, Georgia

I went to Enloe with Scott and had the extreme blessing of being a member of the drama department with him. Some of my fondest memories of high school involve him. Everything about him was excitement and love and joy. I will always treasure my memories of rehearsals and acting classes and especially the trip we took with the department to Greece. He made high school enjoyable...no small feat. Scott was always true, both to himself and to his friends. I hadn't seen him in years, but I have no doubt that if I had seen him it would have been like no time had past at all. My thoughts are with his family during this time. Know that I will carry Scott in my heart always and I will do my best to live life to its fullest everyday because that is what he would do and that is what he would want of us.

Jessica Peery Belger, Charleston, SC,

My son's roommate, Spencer Goodall, who graduated from Enloe, posted a brief announcement from the News&Observer about Scott today. I want to tell you that I am immensely sad; Scott was clearly an extraordinary young man, with empathy, charisma, and many talents. Because of his love and courage, he made, in an instant, the decision to risk all, making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of others. He will never be forgotten because of his exceptional compassion for others. I have a wonderful son, who is gay, in LA, and had a devoted, courageous gay brother who passed in the 1980's during the AIDS crisis in NYC. I am deeply sympathetic to the challenges that most lgbt young people face, and I have dedicated myself to seeking peace, respect,& justice for all who deserve our love & support. I want to offer my deepest condolences to your family, and to Scott's partner,Tart, and to all who are grieving his loss. You will remain in my prayers always - your wonderful son is a hero in the truest sense of the word. God bless you, and comfort you, and may Scott be glorified by all that is Good & Holy. With love & sympathy, Denise Doolan, MSW

Denise Romero Doolan MSW, Chapel Hill, NC

I was blessed to know Scott while working at Club One. He always lit up the room when he entered. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. God bless you all!

Victor Dasher, Savannah, GA

Scott was a friend of a friend. I met him when he and Tart travelled all the way to England when the mutual friend of ours got married a few years back. I remember it meant so much to the bride and groom to have their incredible friend with them on the special day. It was exciting to meet someone I'd heard so many wonderful things about and he certainly lived up to all expectations. Witty, energetic, completely authentic! I think he knew what real fun was all about.

Fay, London,

Terry, Jennifer and Stacy So sorry to learn of Scott's death. I have you in my thoughts and prayers for today and will continue to keep you in my prayers. May his life and memories comfort you each day. With sincere and loving thoughts. Paula Allen 912 Northwoods Dr Cary NC

Paula Allen, Cary, NC

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. I don't know Scott, but from what I have read about him, he walked in greatness and showed love to his fellow man. May his legacy continue to live through his family and friends. So very sorry for your loss.

Luci Emerson, Savannah, GA

Dear Terry, Stacey, Jennifer and Tart, My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry I won't be there today to celebrate Scott's life with you and his friends. I know there are no words to capture the beauty that is Scott, nor the gravity of the loss you have endured. I know how proud you must all be for his act of heroism and sacrifice. All my love.

Noah Putterman, Fort Worth, TX

Dear Waldrop Family, I knew Scott through my son, Rusty, and their acting at Enloe High School and RLT. I am so sorry for your loss. He was always a joy then, and the testimonies from his friends indicate that he became a fantastic young man! The world is a better place for having had Scott in it. I am sorry that his act of heroism cost him his life.

Melissa Beamna, Raleigh, NC

Scott was my student while I was teaching 5th grade CCD at St Michael in Cary. Even at that young of age he made an impression on both his fellow students and myself. He was my best student that year. The world will truly miss him.

Tom Link, Apex, NC

I first met Scott on my brother's birthday at the Grey. He and Scott were great friends and you could instantly see why. He was behind the counter making delicious drinks like a pro and wearing that infectious smile. Our family was warmly welcomed and my mother still remembers that sweet young man who swung by often to check on us...and that was two years ago! I would see Scott again along with his partner Tart at Treylor Park with my husband (and brother) about 6 months before we moved to Denver. My husband and I remember an incredibly kind man who never stopped smiling and exuded joy. While I am saddened by the tragic loss of such a great addition to Savannah, I am proud of his heroism and the incredible legacy that he has left behind.

Mark Mizelle, Denver, CO

Our dearest friends Terry, Jennifer, Stacey and Tart, Eventhough we cannot be there in person, we are thinking and holding a special place of all of you in our hearts during this difficult time. We might not have had the pleasure of being in Scott's presence much during his adult years, but as far back as we can remember, and as a small child, it was truly evident that his love for his family and fun loving nature were going to be carried through life. We admire you, Terry, and give you the accolades, for raising your children with such immeasurable faith, courage and love, something you grew up with as well. Scott might have been given his reward early in life, but his soul and spirit lives on in each one of us whose lives he touched. Love and God's strength to all of you, Joyce, Rich, Mike, Tom and Shelby

The Campobasso Family, Illinois,

My deepest condolences to the whole Waldrup family, to his partner Tart and to his friends. All my thoughts and love to you from London. We were friends at Queen Mary University and he came to my small 21st birthday gathering. He was important to me mainly because the way he lived life so authentically and with such joy was impossible to ignore. His red trousers and Crocs were also impossible to ignore. I was one of many moths to his flame of fun. Any adventure was possible with Scott. I remember one time we lay down on the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral at night and laughed ourselves silly as we stared at the ceiling. He talked lots about his family and with deep affection. We shared a love of performing and to be in his company was to be in constant play mode. The heroic and frankly, incredible, nature of his passing makes me want to live a more Scott-like life. To live and love as fully as possible with every breath. Scott was an exceptional person and I believe his spirit will continue to live through your love, adventures and happiness. He is a testament to his family and I am sure you are beyond proud. He made the world better by being in it and by being uncompromisingly Scott. A piece of his legacy will continue in my heart for as long as I live as I'm sure it will so many others.

Selena McCubbin, London ,

I do not know Scott, have never met him but his death has saddened my heart. God must of needed a hero. Praying for his family

Tammy Faircloth , Brooklet, Ga

Love you Scott! Your smile and love will forever be in my heart. Thank you for being so amazing!!

Carlos, Los Angeles , CA

Dear Waldrup Fam: My name is Zach Bechtel and I was in the 5th grade chorus with Scott at Northwoods Elementary. I am so saddened to hear about his passing. I was only acquaintances with him back in 5th grade...but after 20ish years, I randomly bumped into him in Savannah a couple months ago and he made me feel like we had been best friends our whole lives. If he made that big of an impact on me, I can't imagine how many lives he has touched over the years. I will never forget him. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Zach

Zach Bechtel, Charleston, SC

So sad..what a wonderful heroic act.prayers foe the family and the community of Savannah. Terri Strouse and Michael Lee.

strouse, Bluffton , sc

As I have moved on through life and have met many people amongst the way . SCOTT Not being as close to him as others and lifelong friends . This MAN and his Tart , was two people when I would visit Savannah I would wanna seek out to say hello . That's how much an impact of a witty, fun loving and strong man Scott was to my pathway . As My heart and my hair that straight up with chills as I read the memories. I will miss this GEM of a Guy !!

A.Deal , Statesboro , GA

I did not know you, Scott, but I know Tart. May you be as wonderful in heaven as on earth.

Asa Davis, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you during this heartbreaking time. I consider myself so incredibly blessed to have known Scott. Some of my most favorite teaching memories are with him and his infectious smile and healing joy. I am grateful that he made me laugh on difficult days and that I was lucky enough to work with him in the classroom and on stage. What a special man and a hero in more ways than one!

KoKo Thornton, Raleigh, NC

Scott, the world was a much better place with you in it. Rest in peace young man ! You are a true hero to so many of us here in Savannah. May God bless and comfort your dear family with warm, wonderful memories in the days ahead. Sincerely, Nancy Harrison-Watson

Nancy Harrison-Watson, Savannah, Ga

Prayers and love.

Gemma, Bloomingdale ,

My heart is so heavy and sad. I am truly sorry. We have all lost a great man. Godspeed

Susan Hudspeth, Savannah, GA

We met you only once, but that was enough to know what a great person you were. You invited us to your annual beach takeover last year, and we had an amazing time. We had talked about getting together more, but throughout the past year we hadn't had the chance. We were. Both looking forward to seeing you again and having fun in speedos on the beach, but sadly that'd not meant to be. I wish we had more time to get to know one another. To your partner and family, you have my sincere condolences.

Mateo and Brandon, Bluffton, SC

I'm so sorry to Scotts family, partner, and friends. He's clearly left an indelible mark. You are all in my thoughts, where you will remain.

David Costrini, Savannah, Ga

Sending all my love and the fondest and most beautiful memories of Scott. The out pouring of love for him in his community and across the globe speaks volumes. Scott was one of a kind, a whirl wind of love, fun, sincerity and above all joy. He will forever be with us all in our every day lives. Living with him for a year was fabulous, late night musical theatre singing, perfecting the High School Musical dances or just cuddles on the couch. Kisses and hugs to all the family from all of us in London. Sarah xxx

Sarah Dean, London,

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

 

Scott Thomas Waldrup, 30, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, from injuries sustained at Bay St. and Jefferson St. after a heroic effort to save others.

Scott was born in Chattanooga, TN, son of David Joseph and Terry Brown Waldrup.  At an early age, Scott and his family moved to Cary, NC, where he graduated from Enloe High School in Raleigh, NC.  Scott attended Queen Mary University in London, England and earned a degree in performing arts. Scott returned to Raleigh where he began a career in the service industry at Rocky Top Hospitality.  Scott moved to Savannah in 2011, where he continued his career in the service industry at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and The Grey. He served in various positions and ultimately as general manager of The Grey.

Scott was “unforgettable” personified. Spend an hour with him, and you knew you had met someone special. His warmth, energy and wit were infectious – in the best possible way. He never gave anything less than 100 percent of himself and made being true to who you are an art form. Color filled his life, and he was always eager to share it with those around him. Scott lived life at full speed, squeezing more out of his 30 years than most do in 80. He saw life as an opportunity for adventure and made sure to bring others along with him. Scott was insatiably curious, a lifelong student of the world and its history. And he left the world a better place for having been a part of it.

Surviving are his parents David and Terry, partner Tart Johnson, sisters Jennifer Jones and Stacey Waldrup.

A celebration of Scott’s life will take place at noon, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Pulaski Square.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Scott’s memory to the National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, #200, Washington, DC 20005 and help us preserve some of Scott’s favorite places in America.

 

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Candle tribute lit by Maggie Avent — North Carolina

I would like to extend my most heartfelt sympathy on your loss You and your family are in my prayers

Ana Onate, Miramar, FL

So sorry for you loss Terry.

Anthony Sheets, Burlington , NC

Terry and family, Brenda and I extend our sympathies to you. Our thoughts and prayers have been of you this past week. I only met Scott a few times at our office, but he seemed full of life and happiness each time I saw him. I hope you can take some comfort in the fact that he did live life in a good way, and was always very caring of others. Jerry.

Barefoot / Lucore Family, Cary, NC

To my dear friend, Terry Waldrup and your beautiful family, I would like to extend our most heartfelt sympathies on the lost of your loved one. Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you. May God's peace be with you. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you created with Scott, because that will be what sustains you. I leave you with this scripture, in hopes that it brings you some form of comfort..."My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalms 73:26

Shonta' Blue and Family, Lillington, NC

Hi Terry I am so very sorry for your loss if there is anything you may need do not hesitate to let me know I hope you can remain strong during this unfortunate time my family's prayers are with you and your family.

Eugene Murano , Fuquay varina , NC

Candle tribute lit by Belinda and Eric Burnett — Georgia

To the Waldrup Family - Scott was indeed special and leaves a lasting legacy for so many to respect and appreciate. We never met him, but when we read his story it was so inspiring and refreshing. He loved the outdoors. Go Parks! He loved life and respected ALL others. Beautiful! He lived in areas that are close to us: Raleigh/Triangle, London, and Savannah. Travel! Thank you for sharing Scott with the world with our deepest condolences. He will serve as an inspiration for our daughter and son who are on track to attend Enloe High School. We want them to live life and care about others - just like Scott. Stay strong, chin up. John Briggs & Hisayo Tago with Miyako and Shigeo

John Briggs & Family, Morrisville , NC

Dear Terry, David, Tart, Jennifer, and Stacy, I first met your precious Scott when he was a student at the NC Governor's School in the summer of 2004. Scott was among those outstanding young people whom my son Philip was blessed to call "friend" by summer's end. I remember meeting Scott and thinking what a contagious sense of humor, enthusiasm, and compassion he exuded to those around him. I recall what a sad day it was when these rising high school seniors had to say goodbye to each other and return to their respective high schools as they confronted their senior year and the decisions which would affect them for the remainder of their lives. I was so happy to know that Philip would remain in contact with Scott, and I recall a trip that they later shared as they traveled to Wilmington to visit their Governor's School friend Sarah. Today, my heart is broken for your loss, and yet I am so deeply thankful for Scott and all the love and goodness he poured into the world around him during his 30 years. I pray that the Lord will hold him in the shelter of His love until you meet again. You have given the world a priceless gift in Scott. May God bless and comfort you and keep within your hearts and minds all those treasured memories for a lifetime. Julie Matthews

Julia Matthews, Wilson, NC

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family , Scott was one of my favorite people and was truly a light wherever he touched down. I truly feel the world has truly lost a beacon of hope and positivity the likes of only come along once in a blue moon . Although the Raleigh , Cary area only got to experience Scott for such a short time , the impact on our lives cannot be expressed by words ,no matter how heartfelt and poignant , so I'll close this by saying I respected and loved Scott and I'm so proud to have been able to call him a friend . God bless you all at this difficult time .

Daryll W Hinton , Cary , NC

Stacey, I was sorry to learn of your brother's passing. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Deborah Estes, Wake Forest, NC

Candle tribute lit by Deborah Estes — North Carolina

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Candle tribute lit by Brian n Aaron Wilson — Georgia

It was an honor to meet Scottys mom and Aunt Kathy and Aunt Eileen today in Pulaski square. I promise to do my best to work with the city of Savannah to forge safety zones and education that will cut down on the crime and violence of our city. I knew Scottyand will continue to advocate on his behalf because nobody else on earth had the love of God that he did. As a counselor to the inner city youth who mourns a friends death at their very hand, I pray change to report crime happens in hopes to save other potential victims from fatality. Please know I am here anytime should you need prayer on encouragement.

Angie Andrews, Savannah , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Caitlyn Neff and Jason Barbone — Georgia

To lose a young life like this is senseless. To lose Scott is a tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers to Tart and to Scott's parents and family. Words will not bring him back but we love him still.

Lori Collins, Savannah, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by John Heering — North Carolina

I went to Enloe with Scott and had the extreme blessing of being a member of the drama department with him. Some of my fondest memories of high school involve him. Everything about him was excitement and love and joy. I will always treasure my memories of rehearsals and acting classes and especially the trip we took with the department to Greece. He made high school enjoyable...no small feat. Scott was always true, both to himself and to his friends. I hadn't seen him in years, but I have no doubt that if I had seen him it would have been like no time had past at all. My thoughts are with his family during this time. Know that I will carry Scott in my heart always and I will do my best to live life to its fullest everyday because that is what he would do and that is what he would want of us.

Jessica Peery Belger, Charleston, SC,

Candle tribute lit by Denise Romero Doolan — North Carolina

My son's roommate, Spencer Goodall, who graduated from Enloe, posted a brief announcement from the News&Observer about Scott today. I want to tell you that I am immensely sad; Scott was clearly an extraordinary young man, with empathy, charisma, and many talents. Because of his love and courage, he made, in an instant, the decision to risk all, making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of others. He will never be forgotten because of his exceptional compassion for others. I have a wonderful son, who is gay, in LA, and had a devoted, courageous gay brother who passed in the 1980's during the AIDS crisis in NYC. I am deeply sympathetic to the challenges that most lgbt young people face, and I have dedicated myself to seeking peace, respect,& justice for all who deserve our love & support. I want to offer my deepest condolences to your family, and to Scott's partner,Tart, and to all who are grieving his loss. You will remain in my prayers always - your wonderful son is a hero in the truest sense of the word. God bless you, and comfort you, and may Scott be glorified by all that is Good & Holy. With love & sympathy, Denise Doolan, MSW

Denise Romero Doolan MSW, Chapel Hill, NC

I was blessed to know Scott while working at Club One. He always lit up the room when he entered. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. God bless you all!

Victor Dasher, Savannah, GA

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Candle tribute lit by Rick and Joan Hudson — Mississippi

Scott was a friend of a friend. I met him when he and Tart travelled all the way to England when the mutual friend of ours got married a few years back. I remember it meant so much to the bride and groom to have their incredible friend with them on the special day. It was exciting to meet someone I'd heard so many wonderful things about and he certainly lived up to all expectations. Witty, energetic, completely authentic! I think he knew what real fun was all about.

Fay, London,

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Terry, Jennifer and Stacy So sorry to learn of Scott's death. I have you in my thoughts and prayers for today and will continue to keep you in my prayers. May his life and memories comfort you each day. With sincere and loving thoughts. Paula Allen 912 Northwoods Dr Cary NC

Paula Allen, Cary, NC

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Candle tribute lit by Mary Lewis James — North Carolina

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13. I don't know Scott, but from what I have read about him, he walked in greatness and showed love to his fellow man. May his legacy continue to live through his family and friends. So very sorry for your loss.

Luci Emerson, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Selena Lykins Lewis — Texas

Dear Terry, Stacey, Jennifer and Tart, My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry I won't be there today to celebrate Scott's life with you and his friends. I know there are no words to capture the beauty that is Scott, nor the gravity of the loss you have endured. I know how proud you must all be for his act of heroism and sacrifice. All my love.

Noah Putterman, Fort Worth, TX

Dear Waldrop Family, I knew Scott through my son, Rusty, and their acting at Enloe High School and RLT. I am so sorry for your loss. He was always a joy then, and the testimonies from his friends indicate that he became a fantastic young man! The world is a better place for having had Scott in it. I am sorry that his act of heroism cost him his life.

Melissa Beamna, Raleigh, NC

Scott was my student while I was teaching 5th grade CCD at St Michael in Cary. Even at that young of age he made an impression on both his fellow students and myself. He was my best student that year. The world will truly miss him.

Tom Link, Apex, NC

Candle tribute lit by Billy Robinson — Georgia

I first met Scott on my brother's birthday at the Grey. He and Scott were great friends and you could instantly see why. He was behind the counter making delicious drinks like a pro and wearing that infectious smile. Our family was warmly welcomed and my mother still remembers that sweet young man who swung by often to check on us...and that was two years ago! I would see Scott again along with his partner Tart at Treylor Park with my husband (and brother) about 6 months before we moved to Denver. My husband and I remember an incredibly kind man who never stopped smiling and exuded joy. While I am saddened by the tragic loss of such a great addition to Savannah, I am proud of his heroism and the incredible legacy that he has left behind.

Mark Mizelle, Denver, CO

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Candle tribute lit by Alex Carl — North Carolina

Our dearest friends Terry, Jennifer, Stacey and Tart, Eventhough we cannot be there in person, we are thinking and holding a special place of all of you in our hearts during this difficult time. We might not have had the pleasure of being in Scott's presence much during his adult years, but as far back as we can remember, and as a small child, it was truly evident that his love for his family and fun loving nature were going to be carried through life. We admire you, Terry, and give you the accolades, for raising your children with such immeasurable faith, courage and love, something you grew up with as well. Scott might have been given his reward early in life, but his soul and spirit lives on in each one of us whose lives he touched. Love and God's strength to all of you, Joyce, Rich, Mike, Tom and Shelby

The Campobasso Family, Illinois,

Candle tribute lit by Ginny herman — Georgia

My deepest condolences to the whole Waldrup family, to his partner Tart and to his friends. All my thoughts and love to you from London. We were friends at Queen Mary University and he came to my small 21st birthday gathering. He was important to me mainly because the way he lived life so authentically and with such joy was impossible to ignore. His red trousers and Crocs were also impossible to ignore. I was one of many moths to his flame of fun. Any adventure was possible with Scott. I remember one time we lay down on the floor of St. Paul's Cathedral at night and laughed ourselves silly as we stared at the ceiling. He talked lots about his family and with deep affection. We shared a love of performing and to be in his company was to be in constant play mode. The heroic and frankly, incredible, nature of his passing makes me want to live a more Scott-like life. To live and love as fully as possible with every breath. Scott was an exceptional person and I believe his spirit will continue to live through your love, adventures and happiness. He is a testament to his family and I am sure you are beyond proud. He made the world better by being in it and by being uncompromisingly Scott. A piece of his legacy will continue in my heart for as long as I live as I'm sure it will so many others.

Selena McCubbin, London ,

Candle tribute lit by HELLO GORGEOUS The Salon — Georgia

I do not know Scott, have never met him but his death has saddened my heart. God must of needed a hero. Praying for his family

Tammy Faircloth , Brooklet, Ga

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Love you Scott! Your smile and love will forever be in my heart. Thank you for being so amazing!!

Carlos, Los Angeles , CA

Dear Waldrup Fam: My name is Zach Bechtel and I was in the 5th grade chorus with Scott at Northwoods Elementary. I am so saddened to hear about his passing. I was only acquaintances with him back in 5th grade...but after 20ish years, I randomly bumped into him in Savannah a couple months ago and he made me feel like we had been best friends our whole lives. If he made that big of an impact on me, I can't imagine how many lives he has touched over the years. I will never forget him. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Zach

Zach Bechtel, Charleston, SC

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Candle tribute lit by Terri Strouse and Michael Lee — South Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Regan Drake — Georgia

So sad..what a wonderful heroic act.prayers foe the family and the community of Savannah. Terri Strouse and Michael Lee.

strouse, Bluffton , sc

Candle tribute lit by Reggie and Julie Miller — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Trey Lee — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Anna Tompkins — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Trey Norris — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Travis Coles — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Johnathan Balkcom — Georgia

As I have moved on through life and have met many people amongst the way . SCOTT Not being as close to him as others and lifelong friends . This MAN and his Tart , was two people when I would visit Savannah I would wanna seek out to say hello . That's how much an impact of a witty, fun loving and strong man Scott was to my pathway . As My heart and my hair that straight up with chills as I read the memories. I will miss this GEM of a Guy !!

A.Deal , Statesboro , GA

Candle tribute lit by Devon Reith — Pennsylvania

I did not know you, Scott, but I know Tart. May you be as wonderful in heaven as on earth.

Asa Davis, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Beka Houska — Pennsylvania

Candle tribute lit by Colleen Vivenzio — North Carolina

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of you during this heartbreaking time. I consider myself so incredibly blessed to have known Scott. Some of my most favorite teaching memories are with him and his infectious smile and healing joy. I am grateful that he made me laugh on difficult days and that I was lucky enough to work with him in the classroom and on stage. What a special man and a hero in more ways than one!

KoKo Thornton, Raleigh, NC

Candle tribute lit by Patricia Mitchelson — New York

Candle tribute lit by Patricia — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Terri Butler — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Jackie Shearouse — Georgia

Scott, the world was a much better place with you in it. Rest in peace young man ! You are a true hero to so many of us here in Savannah. May God bless and comfort your dear family with warm, wonderful memories in the days ahead. Sincerely, Nancy Harrison-Watson

Nancy Harrison-Watson, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Carol Hammock Williamson — Georgia

Prayers and love.

Gemma, Bloomingdale ,

My heart is so heavy and sad. I am truly sorry. We have all lost a great man. Godspeed

Susan Hudspeth, Savannah, GA

We met you only once, but that was enough to know what a great person you were. You invited us to your annual beach takeover last year, and we had an amazing time. We had talked about getting together more, but throughout the past year we hadn't had the chance. We were. Both looking forward to seeing you again and having fun in speedos on the beach, but sadly that'd not meant to be. I wish we had more time to get to know one another. To your partner and family, you have my sincere condolences.

Mateo and Brandon, Bluffton, SC

Candle tribute lit by Lynn Bowling — Georgia

I'm so sorry to Scotts family, partner, and friends. He's clearly left an indelible mark. You are all in my thoughts, where you will remain.

David Costrini, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Dana Wheeler — North Carolina

Candle tribute lit by Kristie Pappas — California

Candle tribute lit by Vonda Sinclair — Georgia

Sending all my love and the fondest and most beautiful memories of Scott. The out pouring of love for him in his community and across the globe speaks volumes. Scott was one of a kind, a whirl wind of love, fun, sincerity and above all joy. He will forever be with us all in our every day lives. Living with him for a year was fabulous, late night musical theatre singing, perfecting the High School Musical dances or just cuddles on the couch. Kisses and hugs to all the family from all of us in London. Sarah xxx

Sarah Dean, London,

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the family.

Tucker, Locust Grove, GA


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