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James Scott

November 8, 1997 — June 9, 2018

Born in Richmond, VA on November 8, 1997 Departed on June 9, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN Life Celebration: Community ChurchSaturday June 16, 2018 2:00pm
James Cooper Scott

Born in Richmond, VA on November 8, 1997

Departed on June 9, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

Life Celebration: Community Church Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00pm

James Cooper Scott, 20, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away June 9, 2018, in Orlando, FL, where he attended college.

James, commonly known as Cooper, was born November 8, 1997, in Richmond, VA, and moved with his family to Hendersonville in 2005.

An avid and prolific musician, Mr. Scott studied at Full Sail University where he majored in Music Production and was scheduled to graduate in February.

In addition to creating his own music, Mr. Scott helped other aspiring musicians by running Old Ghost Records, a record label he co-owned with his friend, Stone Prechodko.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Gina Scott, fiancée, Christine Cleary, grandmother Louise Scott and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The service will be held at 2:00 p. m. Saturday, June 16, at Community Church, 381 W. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN, with reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Narrow Gate Foundation or to Cumberland Heights in memory of James Cooper Scott.

9 Comments Vickie Hendrick June 13, 2018 at 1:16 am - Reply

Gina, I just wanted to let you know you and Richard are in my thoughts and prayers! I cannot imagine what your feeling right now, I am sure your emotions are all the place, and I'm praying that God holds onto your hands and walks you through this difficult time. Your strong faith will see you through. I'm here if I can ever help in any way. Love you!❤️ߙϢܝ️�-ߘذߒ‹

Nichole Fisher June 13, 2018 at 3:25 am - Reply

Please correct his birth date under his photo from 1897 to 1997. Thank you. Tremendous love to the family and honor to Cooper's memory. ❤️

Ron and Allison and family June 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Much love to you all!! The McCoury Family

Jaynee Day June 13, 2018 at 11:25 pm - Reply

Thinking of you both and sending love and healing prayers!!!

Judy Pate June 15, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

He was blessed with loving parents and a large, caring family. Gina, I hope you and Richard can draw a measure of comfort in the fact that in every moment of his life he had to know he was deeply loved. May God keep your family close during the next months.

Patsy June 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply


You continue in my prayers. Hope tomorrow will be a true celebration of Cooper's life and bring with it sweet memories. Love to you & your family.

Janis clark June 15, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

Richard and Gina
My prayers are with you in this tough time in your life!
I wished I could come and visit at the services but I am recovering from ankle surgery!
If I can do anything please let me know!!
Again my thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Jeff Boyington June 16, 2018 at 3:14 pm - Reply

My thoughts and prayers to you and Gina. Unfathomable loss.

Peter Winters June 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

My heart aches for Gina and Richard. I also have written a few thoughts about Cooper.

The world has let a good man down.

I didn’t know Cooper Scott well, but I didn’t need to. I know his mom and dad, Gina and Richard. I know Gina’s kindness and how creative Richard is. I believe Cooper possessed both of these in abundance.

There is something fractured in our world when a talented young man like Cooper feels so misplaced or lost to have his life end this way. If there were ever someone who belongs here it’s Cooper. Gina and Richard made sure of that.

Are we expecting too much? Does our reality tv transparent society putting too much pressure on young people. Why can’t young people be lost for a while, like the 60s? “Finding yourself” is the critical path to becoming an adult.

The rest of us need to be patient and listen to our young people. We need to be more resourceful and creative to help them find their way.

Richard and Gina did their job and I am certain they did it exceptionally well! As a generation maybe we are so focused on our accomplishments we aren’t laying a good path for the next generations, as our parents did? Clearly, I do not have answers. I only have one idea that my dad taught me, “TOGETHER WE CAN”. We can create a world where exploration is okay, there is no time limit on “getting your act together”. Listen and be patient.

The groundwork for this path is sacrifice. We do this or more talented young people like Cooper Scott will leave us, and then we are all truly lost.

I am sad that we all didn’t get to witness the full potential of Cooper KUP Scott and his music and his life.

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