Scott Abelson, 52, of Aspen Street, Greeneville, passed away early Monday morning at the Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 1, 1961, to Lloyd and Milly Abelson in Middlesboro, Ky.
Scott graduated from Greeneville High School in 1980.
He worked for Doehler-Jarvis until the plant closed. He then learned the trade of brick laying.
Scott also had a passion for woodworking, inherited from his grandfather, Henry Swenstad of Odin, Minn.
He was an avid gardener and outdoorsman. He enjoyed nothing better than spending time on the Nolichucky River with his son Aaron.
Survivors include his son: Aaron, and mother, Milly: of Greeneville; a sister: Diane, and her husband, Joe Matherne, of Saudi Arabia; a brother: Alan Abelson of Greeneville; a sister: Julie Rudder and her husband, Tim Rudder, of Norris; a brother: Mark and his wife, Kim Abelson of Greeneville; a sister: Gail and her husband, Bert Crowell, of Townville, S.C., his nephews: Paul Matherne and Ty and Justin Rudder; and his nieces: Leah Matherne and Hannah Abelson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Abelson.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.
The family expressed a thank you to all the many doctors, nurses, and caregivers who tended to Scott these many months.