James Scott Gore

April 16, 2021

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James "Scott" Gore, beloved father, brother and son, Age 52, of Newport, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home.

Scott was born on July 2, 1968 to James Irving and Margaret Ann Gore in Morehead City.

Scott was best known for his charismatic and creative personality.  He was a skilled tradesman with a quick wit.  He had a true love for the ocean.  Whether it was surfing, fishing, or kayaking, he always had an excuse to be out on the water, rain, or shine.  He loved to travel, see new places and try new things.  He knew how to make people laugh, even if it was at his expense.  He was the life of any gathering.

Survived by his daughter Kerra Gore and fiancé Aaron Rinere of Wilmington, daughter Myranda and husband Dylan Gillikin of Otway, daughter Arin Swanner of Little Washington, son Colby Gore, sister Cristy Gore and Grandmother Edna Lambright of Newport, partner Clovene Whitby of Jacksonville and Granddaughters Emersyn and Mabry Gillikin of Otway.

Proceeded by his father James Irving and mother Margaret Ann Garner of Newport.

The family plans to have a celebration of life memorial at Cape Lookout National Seashore within the upcoming months.

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

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