W. Scott McKeithan

November 4, 1933 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 87)


W. Scott McKeithan, 87, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at home. Born November 4, 1933, in Wilmington, NC, son of the late Guy Carlston McKeithan and Katie May (MacKenzie) McKeithan

He grew up in Shallotte, NC, a home he loved, and enjoyed shag dancing, playing sports, his many friends, and working summers on shrimp boats. After high school, Scott attended The University of North Carolina which was interrupted by his service in the military during the Korean War. After his military service, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Elon College.

Scott met the love of his life, Judy, through his cousin, and they were married in Jacksonville FL in 1962. He worked for Burlington Industries in Greensboro, NC for many years and started his family there. The family then moved to Lancaster, SC where Scott worked for Springs Industries. Lancaster is where he and Judy raised their three daughters and made many wonderful friendships.

Scott retired to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1983 and started a new career in Real Estate. He worked with Leonard, Call, and Taylor before opening his own company, North Shore Realty, Inc., in North Myrtle Beach. 

Scott loved his girls. He was also well loved and a blessing to many. Scott valued his family, many friendships and especially his faith in God. He will be dearly missed.

Scott is survived by his wife, Judith Floyd McKeithan, of the home; his daughters, Karen McKeithan Prickett (Myrtle Beach), Tracy McKeithan (Tampa, FL) and Elizabeth McKeithan Wallace (Hartsville, SC); his brother, Donald Bibb McKeithan (Carlene) of Wilmington; and his grandchildren, MacKenzie Leigh McKeithan and Emma Lauren Prickett of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Anne Canestrano of Brandon, MS, Andrew (Drew) Scott Canestrano of Tampa and Harry Scott Wallace of Hartsville. He also leaves behind many loved and cherished cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, John Edwin Wallace.

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Funeral Service
September 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Mausoleum of Southern Palms Memorial Gardens

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