Douglas "Scott" McKinstry
October 24, 1953 - January 5, 2022
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Wednesday 1/12, 1:30 pm
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Wednesday 1/12, 3:00 pm

Douglas Scott McKinstry, 68, husband of Kathryn McKinstry for 47 years, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday January 5, 2022. Born in Flint, Michigan, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Beverly Thornton McKinstry. “Scott” was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was excited to be a part of the…

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Elizabeth Sadigh left a message on January 16, 2022:
Dear McKinstry family, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of such a wonderful man. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, he was held in such high regard by my own father, Brian Rudolph. Scott sent a testimony that was read at my father’s funeral last August, and it touched our hearts deeply. I believe that they’re embracing each other around the throne now, and it gives me great peace, as I hope it does you. May the Lord bless you and keep you as you.
Michael Dale left a message on January 12, 2022:
Kathy, my heart breaks for your loss of Scott. I know all of Rudy’s PI KAPPA ALPHA Brothers miss him already! We’ll see him in Eternity. I love you my Brother, see you soon! Michael Dale “Ripper”
Kathryn Bailey left a message on January 12, 2022:
Our hearts are heavy with sadness of our loss here on earth but happy that you've reached your eternal goal. Prayers for those of us left behind. Kathy, Karen and Kay
Cheri Carmer left a message on January 11, 2022:
In memory of Douglas "Scott" McKinstry, Cheri Carmer lit a candle
Cheri Carmer left a message on January 11, 2022:
Melanie and Kathy and the rest of Scott’s family..I am so sorry to hear of his passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Xoxo
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Chris Rizik left a message on January 11, 2022:
Scott and I became friends back in the Flint days, and I can't imagine a more genuine, engaging person. I was fortunate that we reconnected via Facebook a few years ago, and I was ecstatic hearing about the joy he found in his life in the years since we worked together. I will be praying for his entire family.
Jeff Natchez left a message on January 11, 2022:
Thoughts and prayers for the family! Scott was a friend to all those he met, just a great guy! We love him and will miss him- RIP Scott! Flint SW Class of '71
Carrie Eccles left a message on January 10, 2022:
My condolences to the McKinstry family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Familia Candelè left a message on January 10, 2022:
Estás con Dios, tomado de su mano en La Paz de su reino .
Petra left a message on January 10, 2022:
Thinking of you ..Petra Van da Wolke..we never met us in the real life but we stood in contact on Facebook..thanks for your Frienship
James Justus Jr. and family left a message on January 9, 2022:
In memory of Douglas “Scott” McKinstry, James Justus Jr. and family lit a candle
Chet and Kathy Rowan left a message on January 9, 2022:
Dear Kathy and family, Kathy and I were stunned and saddened to hear of Scott's homegoing. He was truly a great man and good friend. I'll always cherish our trip to see the Braves play in Atlanta, the dinner and concert we all shared together and, most recently, lunch with him in TR. He defined what it meant to be "larger than life." Wherever he went and whatever he did he always made things better. His huge, infectious smile and warm greetings made the worst days awesome again! Heaven is a better place today because Scott loved Jesus with his whole heart. His grand entrance there must have been something to see!! His love for all of you was evident continually. May God grant divine strength and comfort to you all during these most difficult days. "What a Day That Will Be when my Jesus I shall see... "
Neal Evans left a message on January 9, 2022:
Scott was a great man. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet him and get to know Scott while he was at GE. Always greeted you with a smile. No matter how bad of a day you might be having he could change your mood for the better.
Raymond R. Mann left a message on January 9, 2022:
"Are those muscles real?" I moved to Petoskey, MI, in the fall of 1989 to attend North Central Michigan College. I was working at 7-11 and met all sorts of people on a given day. I recall the day I met Scott. It was Tuesday, November 7, 1989, at around 6:00 PM. I was looking for register tape when I heard. "Are those muscles real?" Of course, this was a common question asked of me a lot. I found the tape and looked up, and all I saw was a belly, bibbed overalls, and then I stood and saw the GIANT of a man. He had a crazy beard and wore a baseball cap and a sport coat – yes, over the overalls. Admittedly I was kinda scared at first. How do I answer a man that towers over me in height and weight? Sure I weighed nearly 240 pounds at 5'9 and was solid muscle, but Scott was mammoth everywhere. I replied, "Well, I do train every day." I believe he sensed I was a bit intimidated, and he started laughing. I hesitated and laughed too. So it began. Shortly after, we became fast friends, and then he got me into the Wick's Lumber Carpet Department. Our friendship grew into a brotherhood very quickly. His family became my family, and more than 32 years later, he and I would talk almost daily. Scott McKinstry became a constant in my life. I loved him dearly and his family too. On January 5, the world lost one of the greatest men I have ever known, but Heaven gained one of the greatest crusaders of Christ. I so look forward to the day when he and I talk daily. I love you, Scott; I miss you terribly. You were the only one in the world who understood my complexity, and I loved making you laugh to the point you couldn't breathe—turtle. I love you all and will always be here for you, Ms. Kathy, Melanie, Julie, Mack, and Peanut. Love, Uncle Ray
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