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Scot Christopher Beckham

August 22, 1980 - January 12, 2024
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-688-1600 | Map
Tuesday 1/23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Infinity Church
412 Fairview St. Ext
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
864-862-8889 | Map
Wednesday 1/24, 11:00 am

Scot Christopher Beckham, 43, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024. Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, he was the son of Sue Ernest and the late Glenn Beckham. Left to cherish Scot’s memory are his son, Bentley Beckham; his mother and stepfather, Sue and Steve Ernest; and his sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Eric Longino. ScotContinue Reading

Cathy Hayen left a message on January 28, 2024:
I’m so very sorry Bentley, Sue, Robin, Steve, and Eric, and everyone whose lives have been blessed by knowing Scot. He was such a special, sweet, fun guy, and I have my own special memories of Scot. My love and thoughts are with you especially through this difficult time 😢
Meredith & Jill Lollis left a message on January 25, 2024:
Sue and Steve, We are so sorry, We are praying for comfort and strength for you all.
Mike Dixon left a message on January 24, 2024:
I am so sorry to hear about Scot's passing. I haven't seen or talked to Scot since around the time we were at Clemson together, but he was one of the kindest, friendliest, and most good-spirited people I have known. Rest in peace, Scot.
Wes Brissie left a message on January 24, 2024:
Scot was one of my best friends since the 3rd grade so I've known him basically my whole life. To this day I have never met someone that was just as genuinely good of a person as Scot. He was always thinking of others and I can't ever remember him saying anything bad about someone. He was the person I looked up to the most as an example of what a good friend and a good man should be. We spent so much time growing up together that I truly consider him a brother. It's hard to put into words how close of a friend he was and all the good times we shared over the years. He was always there for me even in my worst moments. I feel so blessed to have known him and witnessed his kindness for so many years. Like others have shared Scot was very passionate about the Lord. His faith and his walk with God inspired me to get back into church and become saved. I will Never forget the Bible studies we shared and the encouragement we shared for each other. Over the past several days I have been flooded with great memories of Scot. I will cherish those memories and do my best to pass on his legacy of helping others. Till we meet again my friend, I love you and I'll always miss you.
Sarina Fry left a message on January 23, 2024:
I met Scot in the summer of 2000, and he quickly became one of my favorite people. I loved his sense of humor. I loved that no matter how bad your day was or what kind of mood you were in, he could make you smile. I loved his energy and enthusiasm. I haven’t seen him in years, other than keeping up on social media, but I think of him, his jokes and one-liners, all the fun times we had at Clemson, and the years following until life pulls you in different directions. He was a dear friend, and I am lucky to have so many wonderful memories of him. I remember one of the first times I met him, he asked me if my last name was Thompson. It seemed like an odd question, but I just said, “No, why?” He said, “I just thought it’d be cool if your last initial was T. Then, you would be Sarina T., Sarina T. Now!!!” (referencing Frank Constanza yelling “Serenity Now!” on Seinfeld). That’s when I knew Scot was clever and hilarious. It still makes me laugh every time I think of it.
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Nick Irvin left a message on January 23, 2024:
I had the pleasure of meeting Scot in 2016. He was the first person who greeted me at the Progressive office. What a guy! He just made it comfortable to walk into a new place. I could tell that Scott loved Jesus and people. I'm thankful he was the kind of person that brought Jesus into every conversation. When I needed something, I knew I could go to Scot. He was an amazing person that will be missed here on this earth.
Rico & Cindy left a message on January 21, 2024:
Praying sweet memories of Scot bring you and Bentley comfort 💙
Taylor Tinsley left a message on January 20, 2024:
Scot was such a nice and kind guy. He was a regular at Jersey Mike’s and always came in to get his plain turkey and cheese on white with his son. His family and friends are in my prayers.
Cindy Field aka Mama Brissie left a message on January 19, 2024:
Sue and Robin, I’m just heartbroken over this very difficult loss in your family. Scot spent so much time with us at the house in Harrison Hills when the boys were in elementary and middle school that I sometimes felt like I had a third son. A joy to be sure. His passing will leave a huge tear in the fabric of his friend group and especially in the Brissie family’s hearts, Wes's, Lou’s, and mine. I so enjoyed hearing about Scot’s journey with his Lord and Savior and about his son, Bentley, through stories Wes shared with me. Wes was super proud of Scot and I know the feeling was mutual. I wish I had been able to experience Scot as an adult. Based on the comments here I can see that the young boy who played army in the woods and dreamed of being a rap star grew into a wonderful, kind, caring and generous man with all who knew him. What a wonderful legacy he created in such a short time here on earth. He will NEVER be forgotten and I know many who will live more fully, and with greater gratitude, just because they knew him and were touched by his life. I hope you are able to find peace in that thought at some point down the road. Love and prayers to you both.
Mitch Gault left a message on January 19, 2024:
Man, this is hard to stomach. What a special guy Scot was.....just a champion of a man! He loved Jesus....we all know that. I know he is in the best of hands right now and I am thankful that I got to know Scot many years ago. I always had a deep admiration for him. Been praying for Bentley and will continue to pray for Bentley, and the family.
Ashley Hankins left a message on January 19, 2024:
I have tried to type this several times, just searching for the words to say because I am honestly at a loss for words and can't believe that one of my closest friends is gone. I first met Scot almost 5 years ago when I started as the admin in our Progressive Insurance Greenville claims office. From the very first day, he was kind and welcoming, and made me feel right at home. Scot and I hit it off immediately and became very close friends. We both shared a love of music, especially Led Zeppelin, and junk food. We loved to send songs to each other and watch corny 80's music videos on YouTube together. Scot truly was one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. During Covid-19, our office closed down to the public and he was one of the only people that was allowed to be in the office besides myself. We spent that entire year together just he and I and we talked about everything imaginable, from religion, family, relationships, and of course all of the best pizza restaurants. I am honestly not sure if I would have made it through that year without him being here with me. One thing we also talked about in depth together was some of the personal issues we both had struggled with. Scot was the kind of guy that when he asked you how you were doing, he really cared and wanted to know. Scot was always empathetic, genuine, and sincere in every conversation he had. He had one of the biggest hearts and I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. His love for Christ was something he was so passionate about, and you could tell he truly lived his life for God. He was so helpful and patient with everyone he encountered, it didn't matter if it was a customer or a co-worker, he would stop what he was doing to be able to help someone who needed it. I know when I first started, I probably asked him the same questions over and over and he always answered them and was more than happy to help me whenever he could. I will always remember his sweet, infectious smile and how he would come in every morning saying, "Top of the mornin' to ya!" Scot, thank you for being such a bright light in this often-dark world. You were too good for this world. I will always cherish the great memories that we made while working together. Thank you for always being there for me, and for making me laugh like no one else could. I know how much you loved your family, especially your sweet son Bentley who is like your mini me. My heart breaks for your family. I love you Scot, and still can't believe that you're gone. I miss you so much already, but I take comfort in knowing that we will see each other again one day. Until that day comes, rest easy my sweet friend. I will never forget you.
Shante Howard left a message on January 19, 2024:
Scot, I have so many words and not a single word at the same time. Many have said it because it is true, you were the most caring and kind person. You were sold out for Jesus and so very unapologetic about it. You prayed with me and for me through so many situations in life, especially during my pregnancy. I am so glad you got to meet my daughter Kennedy, the little girl you helped me pray for. You are the only one I know that lived on a diet of mac n cheese and cheese pizza LOL. If we were going to go to lunch at work, we knew you would join us if we went to Pizza Inn haha. Thank you for being there and being authentically you. I am going to miss you. I will be praying for your family.
Shelby jones left a message on January 18, 2024:
Scot was a great guy; it was great to have him as a regular customer at JMikes and get to know him and his son. My condolences to the family.
Jeff Vicary left a message on January 18, 2024:
I worked with Scot at Progressive for the last 10 years after transferring up to Greenville from Charleston. We immediately bonded with a love of Chicago sports teams having both grown up in or near Illinois. We talked quite a bit about the Bulls and the Cubs. Scot was really one of a kind. People say that about people when they pass but there is no hyperbole in my statement. I have never met anyone as kind, as caring, or as generous as Scot. He walked out his faith each day. He loved Jesus and was not ashamed to tell anyone about it. He wanted everyone to be saved. He also loved his son so much. I would always see him searching for tickets to the next sporting event to take Bentley to or he would be telling me about going to a Bulls/Hawks game with Bentley or to a Clemson football game. He was such a great dad. I will miss our talks about Seinfeld, Da Bulls and the Cubs. So glad he got to see that 2016 World Series win! I will miss his smiling face. I will miss his kindness. I will just plain miss him. I already do. I will see you again Beck. Love ya man!
Bryan L Frazier jr left a message on January 18, 2024:
Scot was a great guy he loved Christ,his family he will truly be missed. Praying for the whole family.
leslie jesinkey left a message on January 18, 2024:
My heart is breaking for all of you who loved Scot. I remember sitting near Sue and Robin at Rec basketball games watching Scot and Sean play. Sean and Scot remained friends all these years, and I always enjoyed when he would stop by when Sean came to visit. I know Bentley will miss his amazing dad....but oh, the wonderful loving memories he will have . Scot was always willing to share his love of the Lord in the most beautiful way. Peace, Leslie Jesinkey
Lou Brissie left a message on January 18, 2024:
Rest in peace. I am going to miss you!
Jeanie Givens left a message on January 18, 2024:
Scot and I went on a mission trip to Mexico 5 years ago. Anyone who knew Scot knows his food choices were limited. We were in remote villages where they offered their best and it was not pizza, spaghetti, or chicken nuggets. He was a trooper through it all. In one of the last villages, we had black beans and green squash and thick corn tortillas (used as a spoon, napkin and food) he ate it and then looked at me with misery in his eyes and said "Ms Jeanie, have I eaten enough?” I looked at his bowl and said, “yes”. He then said, “are you sure?”. I told him that’s just bean and squash juice, you’re good. I can still see the relief on his face. His love for Jesus, Bentley and family was always shared. His smile was contagious. His witness was bold. My condolences, love and prayers to Bentley, family and all those he loved.
Patrick Cox left a message on January 18, 2024:
I will miss Scot very dearly! I have many great memories with him, and he was laughing in every single one of them!
Barbara Rowings left a message on January 18, 2024:
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Scott was a wonderful and fun young man who was dedicated to the Lord and his son. You will be greatly missed but know you will be in everyone's heart and memories.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sondi Eden left a message on January 17, 2024:
My deepest sympathy! May the peace of The Lord be with you all! I remember Scot as a cute little kid. Robin would have a slumber party and Scot would be running around with a big ol smile on his face showing off for all the girls. You are loved & you are prayed for!
Julie Doe left a message on January 17, 2024:
I have tried to write this so many times and kept backspacing to just start over. I worked with Scot and although I met him in the summer of 2021 when I started, I felt like I have known him my whole life. That’s just how he was. Always made you feel like you have known him forever. Scot sat behind me at work and his smile could light up the darkest room. He was so kind, caring, empathetic, funny, genuine and passionate about his work. Scot was THE BEST at his position, I always looked up to him. I remember one month he set a goal for himself and EXCEEDED not only his goal but our expectations and it was grounds for a celebration. Myself and two others came in on a Sunday when the office was closed and completely decorated Scot’s desk with a balloon arch, streamers, confetti and our manager even bought him the Sea Monkey’s he wanted for his desk lol. I came in the next day JUST TO SEE HIS REACTION and Scot had the BIGGEST SMILE on his face and was SO GRATEFUL for making him feel so special. It was the least we could do because Scot made us all feel special…EVERY SINGLE DAY. When he would make his coffee runs he would ALWAYS ask if we wanted coffee. He was always thinking about those around him. Working with Scot and getting to know him was an honor and for that I am grateful. The office surely isn’t the same without his smiling face. I hope he knew how loved he was, we all loved and cared for him so very much. I will keep his family and Bentley in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. - Julie
Breanne Anderson left a message on January 17, 2024:
Oh Scottie B, so many memories laughing and being silly with you. Scot was my first real friend at HHS. I knew no one but was lucky enough to land in 9th grade PE with him and Jeff. His easy smile and kindness changed that year for me and made him a lifelong friend. I am so incredibly thankful for the all the memories during our time at HHS and Clemson…and the million more after. I’ve never laughed harder with someone, been sillier or danced harder at a concert. I’m going to miss you sweet friend. I know I’ll see you again so save us all a good seat at the table and rest easy. Your sweet boy is your legacy of a life beautifully lived.
Darla Pennington left a message on January 17, 2024:
Sending my condolences and praying for the family.
Amy Miller left a message on January 17, 2024:
Scot was such a prayer warrior for me and so many others. He was always such an encouraging person and never wasted an opportunity to share Jesus with anyone! Prayers for you all and for sweet Bentley!
Bryan Gaines left a message on January 17, 2024:
Scot was a great friend of mine although we haven’t spoken in a while. We were pledge brothers in our fraternity at Clemson. He was the funniest guy around and always had a smile. He always told me happy birthday and always gave Bible verses of wisdom. He will be truly missed and send thoughts and prayers to all. We are here for his family if you need anything!
avis.Kelley 59@yahoo.com left a message on January 17, 2024:
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Lori Kellett left a message on January 17, 2024:
I am so sorry for your loss! We are praying for your family. Scot was a wonderful, kind friend.
Kazan Durante left a message on January 17, 2024:
I first met Scot through mutual friends in college while a student at Clemson University. I had not seen him in some time until 2011. When I showed up for my interview Scot's smiling face , witty humor, and on the spot recommendation was the combo I needed to land the job. Years later I am still grateful for his friendship both in and out of work. He was one of a kind and will truly be missed. We love you Beck!
Lou Brissie left a message on January 17, 2024:
Rest in peace. I love you.
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Liz left a message on January 17, 2024:
Thinking of your family. Hugs.
Ryan Thompson left a message on January 17, 2024:
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Opal Johnson left a message on January 17, 2024:
I’m so sorry to hear this. Prayers for your family!
Rachel Sanchez left a message on January 17, 2024:
Scot, I will miss your smile and your great attitude at work every day. We sat next to or near each other for nearly 19 years and shared a love of music and stories. I’m more of a pepperoni girl myself but for you I will have a cheese pizza very soon. Rest in peace, my friend.
Jon Wilkins left a message on January 17, 2024:
This was a perfect summary of Scot, especially his love for Bentley and his love for Christ. His smile was contagious and his friendship over the last 35 years was appreciated and will be greatly missed. Love you brother. - Jon Wilkins
Jeff Ayers left a message on January 17, 2024:
I will miss our concerts together and the talks we had on the trips there and back.
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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