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Dr. Phillip Maurice Scotton

April 30, 1953 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 67)


Dr. Phillip Maurice Scotton, 67, of Bear Creek, passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his residence. He left this world early in the morning as he rested by a window looking out over beautiful pasture and a herd of cows at his farm in Bear Creek, NC.

Graveside Services, Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Maple Springs United Methodist Church, Ramseur.

Officiating, Rev. Sam Harris, Mr. Thomas Coward.

Phillip grew up on a small farm in Staley, NC. He attended high school at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, NC and graduated in 1971. He attended NC State University where he studied animal husbandry. In 1977 he moved to Auburn, Alabama to attend Auburn University veterinary school. He moved back to Ramseur, NC in 1981 with his young family to build his veterinary practice.
He is best known in Eastern Randolph County as the local veterinarian for the past 39 years. Most people just called him “Doc”. He is remembered for his straightforward, no sugar-coating approach to veterinary medicine. Countless stories circulate in the community regarding how well-loved he made each animal and their owner feel. He treated them like family and often cried with them at the end of their pets' lives. He donated uncountable hours of free care to the community and those who were unable to afford veterinary services.
His biggest joys in life were Jesus, veterinary medicine, bluegrass music, horses and cows. He loved his family. Judy, his wife, loved him dearly and cared for him well as he battled a disease called inclusion body myositis over the past 15 years of his life. His dimpled smile, servant’s heart and beautiful mandolin playing will be missed by all. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Lee Holder Scotton, brothers, Thomas Scotton, John Scotton and nieces, Leah Scotton and Clara Scotton.

Survivors: wife, Judy Scotton, of the residence, son, William Scotton, of Greensboro, daughters, Dr. Michelle Scotton Franklin, and husband, Jeff, of Ramseur, Dr. Dawn Scotton Caviness, and husband, Michael of Kannapolis,sisters, Dr. Mary Lynn Scotton Piven, and husband, Joe, of Pittsboro, Sarah Scotton Ellington, and husband, Tim, of Staley, brothers, Michael Scotton, and wife, Jan, of Charlotte, Greg Scotton, of Randleman, Jim Scotton, and wife, Kim, of Climax, Dr. David Scotton, and wife, Laurie, of Julian, Paul Scotton, and wife, Joanne, of Randleman, grandchildren, Adia Caviness, and Aiden Caviness, both of Ramseur, Cole Caviness, and Cadence Caviness, both of Kannapolis.

Doctor Scotton will lie in state on Saturday, June 13th from 11 AM until 5 PM.

Condolences may be made online at

Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.

Memorials may be made to Maple Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Lorene Thompson, 7793 NC Hwy 42 South, Ramseur, NC 27316.


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Funeral Service


Private Graveside Service
June 14, 2020

Maple Springs United Methodist Church
6231 NC Hwy 22/42
Ramseur, NC 27316

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