Obituary of Scott Erlewine
RIDGEWAY- It is with great sadness that the family of Scott Erlewine, 55, announces his passing on Monday, May 9, 2022 at his home. Born on March 23, 1967 in Parkersburg, W.V, he was a son of Linda Kay Barr Erlewine Metz and the late Richard Charles Erlewine.
Scott graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1985 and attended Glenville State College in Glenville, WV. While attending Calhoun County High School, Scott was very popular and made many lifelong friendships. He was a star athlete in his hometown - the quarterback of his football team, a baseball catcher, and state champion wrestler. Scott strived to be the best at everything, and he was. He was a natural born leader and lived by example. His impeccable decision making skills made him a remarkable businessman.
Scott started his career with 84 Lumber in WV and transferred for a management opportunity to Columbia, SC where he and his family would establish strong roots. Scott ran several successful companies over the course of his life, the most notable of these being his Ram Jack Dealerships in South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Scott earned the title of dealer of the year nearly every year since opening, he accepted nothing less than first place.
Scott’s tremendous success in life was not handed to him. He worked many long hours and dedicated his life to support his family. Although his intelligence came naturally, he was constantly reading and researching to excel further. He even studied to become a pilot!
In the last few years, Scott was finally convinced to make some time for himself after burying himself in work for so many long years. Scott enjoyed golfing and was an avid hunter. He was a skilled long range shooter and was fond of the outdoors. Scott also loved traveling with his family and treated them to many luxury vacations over the years.
Scott’s generosity and kindness were felt by all that he came in contact with. He had a special gift for seeing the good in everything. His calm demeanor and logical mindset was the guiding light to keep his large family on the right path.
He believed in second chances (and third and fourth and… as many as it may take). His forgiving tendencies made some believe he was crazy. But ultimately he possessed a gift that many of us yearn to have. He was able to let things go, to forgive and forget. It’s undeniable he passed with no reason for regret as he treated the world with utmost kindness, even when it wasn’t deserved.
Scott was brilliant in every sense of the word. Whether it was personal advice or financial decisions, he always had the best advice. Words will never fully describe how much he will be missed. His impact on the world will never be forgotten.
Scott will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 31 years, Susan L. Erlewine; children, Rachel Erlewine, Courtney Graham (Andrew), Jack Erlewine; grandchildren, Madeline Graham, Luke Easterly; mother, Linda Erlewine Metz; sisters, Melanie Henderson, Leslie Erlewine; sisters-in-law, Beth Moore, Lisa Reichard; nieces and nephews, Jacob Erlewine (Cassidy), Macie Erlewine, Taylor Erlewine, Chloe Erlewine, J.D. Henderson, Sawyer Henderson, Jessica Moore, Krista Wright (Josh), Wynonna Wright, Ben Reichard (Skyler), and Sloane Reichard; as well as countless friends and his Ram Jack “family”. In addition to his father, Richard Erlewine, Scott was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Todd Erlewine; and mother-in-law, Madaline Moore.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 6:00pm at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service, beginning at 5:00pm.