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Scott C. Erwood MD

December 31, 1955 - June 26, 2013
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Scott Clements Erwood, 57 of Atlanta, died peacefully on June 26, 2013 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, surrounded by those he lived for and loved most. Scott is survived by the love of his life, Patricia (Patti) Cox Erwood who he met in 2005 and married in 2007. Besides his wife Patti he is survived by their 6 children, Matt, Andy, Adam, Amalie and Eric Erwood, and Mackenzie Cox; his parents JoAnn and Sheldon Erwood, two brothers Brent and his wife Susan, Gregg and his wife Janelle, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepson, Foster Cox.    Scott was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He...


Scott Clements Erwood, 57 of Atlanta, died peacefully on June 26, 2013 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, surrounded by those he lived for and loved most.

Scott is survived by the love of his life, Patricia (Patti) Cox Erwood who he met in 2005 and married in 2007. Besides his wife Patti he is survived by their 6 children, Matt, Andy, Adam, Amalie and Eric Erwood, and Mackenzie Cox; his parents JoAnn and Sheldon Erwood, two brothers Brent and his wife Susan, Gregg and his wife Janelle, as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepson, Foster Cox.   Scott was born in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended college and Medical School at The University of Iowa. He completed his surgical residency at Case Western in Cleveland followed by a neurosurgical spine fellowship at Emory.

Scott was a brilliant neurosurgeon who practiced medicine for over 25 years. He was highly regarded by his colleagues as one of the most expert surgeons in his specialty. Most recently he had joined Wellstar Physician Group at Kennestone Hospital.  Before that time Scott practiced at Atlanta Medical Center and at Grady and Emory Hospitals in Atlanta. He was a highly respected teacher to residents and students at these institutions and was known for the kindness he showed to families and patients.  Despite his prestigious career as a physician, Scott's greatest accomplishment was his devotion to his family. He managed his practice and also managed his household with great pride. He juggled carpool, meals and laundry as easily as he operated.   The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the countless friends and family who have shown great love for them since Scott's diagnosis in 2011. God has surrounded us with his Grace and sent comfort through "special angels on earth". Peachtree Christian Hospice and Agape Hospice were truly sent by God.  We thank God for the gift of knowing and loving this wonderful man and for the time we got to spend with him. We are all better for knowing him. We know that because of his faith he is welcomed today into the arms of Jesus.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 7 at 3 pm at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends Saturday, July 6 from 5 pm to 7 pm at H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30319.



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