Gary Scott Invester

Gary Scott Invester

Gary Scott Ivester, age 50, passed away with Covid-19 on September 13, 2021 at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Scott was born May 5,1971 in Toccoa, GA to the late Stephens Gary Ivester and Carolyn Pruitt Canady of Carnesville, GA. Grandparents were Stephens Odis and Mildred Cheek Ivester, and Aubrey and Winnie Crump Pruitt.

In addition to Toccoa and Carnesville, Georgia, he had lived in Charleston, SC; Yanceyville, NC, and was currently residing in his 1850 Greek Revival home In the historic district of Warrenton, North Carolina. Scott was talented in renovating homes. He had successfully renovated several, but was most proud of renovating his Warrenton historical home that he shared with his life partner Roger Powell and beloved dogs Jake and Ginger and his cats.

Scott attended Franklin County High School in Carnesville, Georgia and Anne Arundel College in Arnold, Maryland. He was always creative and artistic. As a teen, he began decorating ice cream cakes at Dairy Queen and gradually moved into the art of cake decorating. Throughout his career, he enjoyed designing cakes for not only friends and family, but also for a number of celebrities and The White House. He was a Senior Technical Sales and Service Representative with HR Brill/CSM Bakery Solutions of Atlanta, GA, in which he traveled numerous states to perform his job. During the 29 years working with Brill, Scott’s work ethic and sense of humor allowed him to make many friends at the numerous stores where he trained employees and at the food shows where he participated in marketing his company’s products.

Other survivors include his sister, Christy Ivester Kearney of Severna Park, Maryland and her children Emma, Erin, and Sean to whom he was known as their “Uncle Bubbles;” sister Jodie Crome of Savannah, Georgia; brothers Alex and Jackie Ivester and nephew Nate (Jackie’s son) all of Toccoa. He had a number of aunts and cousins who all loved spending time with their “Scotty.”

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh. Online condolences may be made at