Out-pouring of support for Scotty Wayne and his family

Posted by Andy Durham on October 15, 2008 at 10:55 am under High School | Read the First Comment

We have received a number of comments in regards to the tragic death of Southern Guilford football player Scotty Wayne. Here is the new, most recent, complete listing of comments for Scotty and his family and if you would like to add to the list please continue to do so.

Southern Guilford football player Scotty Wayne was killed in a car crash Saturday morning October 4 , 17-year-old Cameron Scott Wayne — was ejected from the car and died at the scene.

Here are the comments and memories that we have been receiving at GREENSBOROSports.com:

Damon said,
I spent most of my time in the military deployed or living on foreign soil. One thing I will never get use to is the loss of a young life. This year we have lost two area football players, Matt and now Scotty. Both young men loved the game of football. Both young men had bright futures ahead of them. Both young men were loved by many. Both young men will be missed by a community of people.

I hope and pray that each young man or woman reading this post takes inventory of his or her life. Are you taking advantage of your opportunities? These two young men were. Unfortunately, they won’t get the chance to finish what they started. Scotty Wayne was headed to East Carolina on a Football scholarship. He was doing the things necessary to live his dream. Matt Gfeller was fulfilling his dream of playing high school football.

Life is short. You’re only young once. Feel free to add your own cliche’. I guess what I’m trying to say is that many of you have a whole world out there waiting on you. Don’t be afraid to dream. You are young and there is a world of possibilities for you. Take advantage of them. Chase your dreams daily! Enjoy high school. Enjoy being young, but please don’t take life and it’s opportunities for granted. There are those who won’t get the opportunity to play another Friday night. There are those who won’t get the opportunity to attend college. There are those who won’t have the opportunity to become mothers, fathers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.

We need you all of you to dream big and achieve. Both of these young men did. I can think of no better way to celebrate their legacies!

shanae said,
I did not know Cameron personally but I do know his girlfriend. I just want his family and friends to know that I will be praying for them and that Cameron will be missed and for them to stay strong.

Lavaughn Morton said,
SCOTTY AND ME HUNG OUT ALL THE TIME IN SHANNON WOODS HE WOULD COME TO MY HOUSE AND WEDE CHILL AND TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE AND THINGS WE CAN DO IN THE PRESENT TO FUFILL OUR FUTURE. SCOTTY ALWAYS MADE THE BEST OUT OF A SITUATION IF WE HUNG OUT AND WENT SOME WHERE AND NO ONE WAS THERE HE WOULD FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT A PARADISE. HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE A LITTLE BROTHER AND I LOVED HIM LIKE WE WAS FAMILY. I STILL HAVE HIS NUMBER IN MY PHONE AND I JUST WISH I COULD CALL IT AND HE WOUL PICK UP.

SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM ME AND IT SEEMS LIFE LEAVES ME WITH MORE OF A PURPOSE TO SUCCEED IN MY GOALS. WHEN ME AND SCOTTY HAD NOTHIN AND I NEEDED SOMTHING HE WOULD ALWAYS TELL ME HE GOT ME………………WELL NOW I GUESS I GOT US

R.I.P U CAN LIVE IN ME

Alison said,
It was crazy how we met, but we became real close afterwards…we made a promise not to go to a party without each other, but of course that didn’t happen. The late night phone conversations about crazy things….how you got mad at me because of Dez….there is a lot of things that i will miss about you…I was taking my SAT as soon as i got out i got a phone call with someone crying i was wondering to myself what had happened….then they told me you got in a car wreck, i asked if you were alright and they said you died…I just started crying in front of everyone….thinking why Scotty…I was hoping to see you soon. at my game, like you said but I understand God took a good person…I will miss you soooo much…wish we can go back in time for i can see you one more time….Love You and see you soon
Save me a Spot

Jessica said,
Rest In Peace Scotty.
SGHS Class of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 send prayers to the family.

Jami Davis said,
He was like a little brother to me.
I will never forget him and the times we had together
I just wish he was here today so i could tell him how much i love him
RIP Cameron Scott Wayne
I LOVe you

Michelle said,
Scotty was an amazing friend and person
i had one class with him but felt like i knew him my entire life
that was the way he made everyone feel
and i will cherish the memories i had with him
Southern Guilford and the family and friends of Scotty are in my prayers as we have all suffered a great loss
RIP SCOTTY WAYNE! <3 #23 forever we miss u boo

miss rose said,
To the family of Sotty Wayne: I just want you to know that Scotty was like a son to me, every time he would come to the thrusday night games he would sit with Darren and I and i would always talk to them about girls and to keep their head on straight and to always make their mommies proud. The response I always got from the both of them was “YES MAM”. I can honestly say that I really love those guys and I would always try to make them laugh and they did the same in return. Scotty even promised me that he wouldnt rough up my son CJ to hard when they had to practice together, and I would laugh. I have fond memories of Scotty. His sister is in the classroom with my daughter and has been on outtings with us too. So i will continue to pray for his entire family not just on this week but everyday.love you guys .

michaela said,
Scotty was always that person to lean on, always the one to brightin up the room when the light seemed so dim. Since 3rd grade we been friends and even though I moved we still remained close. I keep crying but then I remember the type of person he was. He would want me to celebrate his great accomplishments in life and not mourn and cry over his death. Scotty you will never be forgotten you had a great impact on me and plenty of other ppl. I love you man.

Jazz said,
R*I*P #23 Scottie Wayne
We Luv U n U Will be missed by many n will be remembered
*With Love Today *

We thought of you with love today,
But this is nothing new,
We thought of you yesterday and the days before that too.
We think of you in silence and
often speak you name.
All we have now are our memories,
and your picture in a frame.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone.
A part of us went with you
The day God took you home.
R*I*P*#23

Jasmine Ivery-Wilson said,
R.I.P SCOTTY
#23 WILL LIVE ON
I CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS GONE.. IT SEEM JUST LIKE YESTERDAY WHEN WE WAS TALKING ON THE PHONE OR TEXTING.. IT SEEMS LIKE I DREAM AND I CAN’T WAKE UP FROM IT. HE WAS A VERY SPECIAL FRIEND TO ME AND I LOVED HIM TO DEATH. HE ALWAYS KNEW HOW TO MAKE ME SMILE WHEN I WAS DOWN.. I FEEL LIKE JUST GIVING UP BECAUSE HE’S NOT HERE TO KEEP ME GOING, BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND I KNEW HE WOULDN’T OF WANTED ME TO.

I LOVE U CAMERON SCOTTY WAYNE.. R.I.P SCOTTY #23 LIVES ON 4-LYFE

Kiasha said,
I cant believe he is gone. I havent known hin for a long time but for the short time i did know him he was an amazing person. He had a smile that can brighten up a whole room. He is going to be missed very much!. R.I.P #23…Gone but never forgotten

We Love you Scotty.

CW said,
Although I didn’t know Scotty, I shed tears because I am a mother also. He was a very handsome young man and may God give his family and friends strength to go on. I know that his memory will forever live on in everyone and he will be honored as a wonderful young man. Scotty is now a beautiful angel in Heaven and God will take care of him now. We also need to pray for and ask God to embrace Deandre Thomas because now this young man will have to live with this tragedy. He didn’t do this on purpose, or with malice. He loved his friends and he would never have done anything to hurt them. He will need everyone’s support and love to be able to go on. Rest in peace Scotty for God now holds you close to Him.

Terry Hunt said,
I would like to say I met this kid briefly a couple of weeks ago at a ECU game. My son Torrance Hunt a player at Durham Jordan and a ECU recruit, spoke with him briefly. My prayers are with his family! He seemed like a very nice young man. My son will wear 23 on his helmet in his honor tomorrow night, against Southern Durham. May God Bless the family through this rough time. His time here will not be forgotten.

God Bless,
Terry Hunt

Mr. Woods said,
To the family of Scotty Wayne: No one could truly feel what you’re feeling in your time of loss, my heart goes out to you and you’re definitely in my prayers. I never knew Scotty personally but knowing of him was something you couldn’t help but do. Both directly and indirectly Scotty was a model for what young men should have strived to be at their age, I know he was an inspiration to my son who attended SG and my 10 year old sons who attend Sumner Elementary. I am proud and thankful that GOD let him grace this earth 17 years and have such an impact on my sons as well as others who’s hearts he touched along the way. He will be forever missed and forever remembered as a wonderful young man both on the field and off. So in closing I want to say THANK YOU SCOTTY!!!

shonta said,
SCOTTY WAS THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO ME.HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN NOBODY ELSE WAS.HE ALWAYS BRIGHTEND UP MY DAY.AND IT STILL DOESNT SEEM REAL,IM STILL THINKING THAT ALL OF THIS IS A DREAM AND IM GOIN TO WAKE UP REAL SOON AND SOMEBODY’S GOING TO SAY..”HAHAHA I WAS PLAYING A JOKE ON YOU”..ITS TAKEN A WHLIE TO GET OVER THIS BUT I KNOW DEEP INSIDE SCOTTY WOULDNT WANT TO SEE ME LIKE THIS….SO IM GOING TO SUCK IT UP AND BE STRONG BUT JUST KNOW ONE THING HE WILL NEVER BE GONE TO ME…..AND IM STILL GOING TO HOLD IT DOWN FOR YOU BUDDY…….LOVE YOU

Karen F said,
My heart goes out to Sharon. I’m a classmate from junior and senior high school. You’re in our prayers.

Donita (Johnson) Stowe said,
Sharon,
I just received the e-mail regarding the passing of your son, from Dawn (Webb) Woodard.

I’m sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are that the Lord keep you and your family in His perfect peace today and always.

Donita (Johnson) Stowe—Potomac Braves Class of ‘83

Dalentina (Boyd) Robertson said,
Sharon,
My heart was touched seeing you holding the football and reading about the passing of your loved one. I work with youth in schools and we must keep them in prayer.

Thinking of you and your family,

Class of Potomac Class of ‘83

Posted by Natalie Bridges Burton,
Sharon, it’s been along time but for whatever it’s worth the loss of a child is hard take one day at a time keep praying for God will make each day easier and easier to get through. My prayers are with you.

Your Class Mate Natalie.83

Posted by Sharon (Nathan) Chapple
Sharon,
I was saddened to hear the news on the loss of your precious son. It warms my heart to know that your son touched the lives of so many people in such an AWESOME and wonderful way.It’s been a long time but may it comfort you to know that you are in our prayers now, and in the days to come. God Bless You and Your Family.

Potomac Braves Classmate ’83, Sharon Nathan,

I miss scotty wayne very bad
we miss scotty R.I.P scotty wayne c u in heaven
y did he have to go now
scotty was a fast guy when he played ftball me and josh woods miss u scotty R.I.P

Posted by damion

r.i.p. scotty..u will be loved!!!
Posted by desiree

GOD BLESS SCOTTY’S PARENTS AND ALL OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED AND LOVED BY EVERYONE, THERE WAS NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT YOU AND GOD HAS A REAL SOLDIER NOW AND WE LOVE YOU AND MISS U
Posted by antonio m

mann…this is the craziest thing that could ever happen…when i got the news about Scotty i was praying to God it was all i nightmare…but it soon became reality…Scotty was one of the only people i trusted anything with…hes was 1 of my best male friends…he was ALWAYs there for no matter how early or late it was…and when no one else believed in me…he did…he was my rock…hes the reason i started running track and the reason why i stuck with it…even when i wanted to quit he stayed on me to make sure i didnt…THANK YOU SCOTTY…every morning in school or over the summer…i woke up to a text saying “have a good day, to keep a smile on your face, and stay positive!!” that ended with an “i love you Simone…text me when you get this”…to wake up and no longer see that message brings tears to my eyes…&&i caught myself being selfish by thinking “why Scotty?…how am [I] gonna make it without him…[I] need him” but its apparent that God needed him more…i love Scotty and i know hes in a bettter place and watching evertything i do…so from now on EVERYTHING i do will be for Scotty Wayne…

R.I.P CAMERON SCOTT WAYNE!!!
I LOVE YOU “NOGGIN”…

TO DARREN: i love you bro…stay up and get well soon…you know im here for you…i dont care when where or wat time it may be if you need me you where to find me…

TO SCOTTYS FAMILY:my deepest sympathies go out to you all…your names are in my prayers each and every night…i know its got to be hard but if you keep the faith in God he will surely bring you through…and like Scotty told me “keep a smile on your face and stay positive”…
Posted by afreecah f

It just dont seem real. That day he kalld n told me happy bday and that i would see him later at my bday dinner. As i kept kalln his fone i neva got a answer so i figured he was sleep and he would kall me back. I got the news that he really was sleepn and was never koming back. It still dont seem real. now on every bday i have i will think of Scotty. i kould go to him about anything and he alwayz knew how to brightn my day. Scotty u r gone but neva 4gottn i love u alwayz #23 will live on 4eva
Posted by Rashida

Family of Cameron Scott Wayne said,
My family would like to express our appreciation for your kind remarks and words of encouragement during this time. Scotty was a remarkable young man. A good young man who dreamed the impossible. As hard as it may be for you to go forward without Scotty on the field, in the classroom, in the neighbor, track field or My Space….where ever each of you may have come in contact with our son, brother, nephew, cousin or grand son do it because Scotty would have wanted you to. Never forget Scotty…each of you touched his life in so many ways and he touched your lives too. May God Bless each of you! “God Is The Light.”


  • Aqeila said,

    Man… its been a couple of weeks since I last saw you at the funeral, and although I just knew that I had closure about the situation, I heard a song that reminded me of you, and then I looked at your picture, and all the hurt and pain returned as if it all happened yesterday. This pain goes deep, and its still hard to cope. I get strength from your mom, who has been supernaturally strong with this. I applaud her, and look up to her with the upmost respect and love. I miss you like you would not believe! I just want to go back to the old days when we used to get into only God knows what, and laugh at the simplest of things. I love you so much, and I’m ecstatic about seeing you again when my time on this earth has expired . I love you Cameron Scott (Scotty) Wayne.
    -Aqeila Shepherd