Scott McKenzie


Scott McKenzie, 53, was found deceased on Feb. 2, 2021, at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He passed away unexpectedly, though naturally and peacefully. Scott was born on June 6, 1967 in Asheville, N.C.

Scott graduated with the class of 1986 from Asheville High School. He received a BA economics degree in 1996, and teacher certification in social studies 9-12 in 2003, from UNC-Asheville. He completed his education of an MA public history degree with honors at Western Carolina University in 2006.

Scott is a former Sylva resident, and worked in Jackson and Swain County school systems in 2018-19.

Memorial donations may be offered in his honor to Carolina Boxer Rescue, P.O. Box 87, Hampstead, NC 28443; or online via