Obituary for D. Scott Coble

David Scott Coble, 75, of 3077 Quarter Road, Swan Quarter, died, Tuesday September 16, 2014.

Born in Bladen County, December 19, 1938, Scott was the son of the late David Carlyle and Sallie Ruth Lamm Coble, he was first married to Frances Hyatt Coble who preceded him in death and then to the former Maggie “Peggy” York, who survives him.

A family man with a deep love for education, Scott was an avid aviator, motorcycle enthusiast, loved traveling, golfing, kayaking, and spending time with his loving companion, Sophie.

Scott, a graduate of both North Carolina State University and East Carolina University, spent 30 plus years in public school education in Sampson, Roberson, and Hyde Counties, culminating with 22 years as superintendent for the Hyde County Public Schools, making him the youngest in North Carolina at the time of his appointment. He served two terms as Hyde County Commissioner and he was a Tideland Mental Health Board Member.

A 1993 recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Scott was a member of Soule United Methodist Church, Swan Quarter Lions Club, and North Carolina State University Alumni Association.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Soule United Methodist Church. Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.

In addition to his wife Peggy, surviving are a son, David Scott Coble, Jr. and wife Carla P. of Wilson, NC; a daughter, Lisa Dawne Coble and husband Paul Avery of Vancouver, British Columbia; a stepson, Kelly W. York and wife Sherri of Matthews, NC; a stepdaughter Melissa Y. Tharpe and husband Todd of Roaring River, NC; four grandchildren, Natalie York, Katy York, Ava Tharpe, Palmer Tharpe; four sisters Elmina C. Cashwell of Tarboro, NC, Patty C. Cashwell and husband M.L. of Boone, NC, Emily Coble and husband Craig Smith of Raleigh, NC, and Carlene C. McIntyre and husband Herb of Garland, NC, five nephews and five nieces, and numerous cousins.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Drive, #B, Greenville, NC 27834, to Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc., 2245 Stantonsburg Rd Ste C, Greenville, NC 27834, or Antioch United Methodist Church - Antioch Kitchen Sisters, 3980 NC 210 Highway West, Garland, NC 28441.

The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Soule United Methodist Church and other times at the home.