Bradley “Scott” Paulson, age 51, went to be with Jesus on July 24, 2023 surrounded by his family at his home in Durham, North Carolina.
Scott was born in Henderson, North Carolina on April 9, 1972 to the late Bradley Paulson and Mildred Anne Inscoe Paulson.
For the better part of the 80s and 90s Scott was a songwriter and lead singer for a number of bands heralding from Henderson and Louisburg, including Circular Impression, Dammit Jim and Axis. His band mates were the brothers he never had and forever held a special place in his heart. Scott was passionate about music, a love he shared with his children and Kimberly.
Scott’s love of music extended into his work as a disc jockey at WHNC in Henderson, WETC in Zebulon, and WIZX. He furthered his creative talents as a studio photographer and later with his own business Paulson Productions where he honed his photography and videography skills.
Scott spent the last eleven years working in Research Services at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute. He loved the opportunity to be part of an organization committed to making the world a better place.
Scott graduated from Northern Vance High School and Vance Granville Community College. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Scott was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George Inscoe and Viola Hamlett Inscoe. Also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Chester and Muriel Paulson.
Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Kimberly Paulson (née Werry). Scott was a devoted father to his three children, Kay Hill, Josie Hill and David Paulson. He is also survived by his sister, Tracey Paulson Leedom (Mark), their children, Derek and Morgan, his two half sisters, Julie Braden (Al) and Angie Cummings (Andy). Scott will be missed not only by his family and friends in North Carolina and Texas (Linda McGregor), but also by his wife’s parents, Barbara and Glenn Werry, sister, Kelly Westlake and her children, Brooklyn and Dawson.
Scott was a kindhearted man who had a way of making everyone feel at ease with his quiet presence. He fought cancer for 16 months and was a true warrior. He may have lost his battle with cancer, but through his journey with chemotherapy he inspired many as he continued to fight and remained a believer up to his last day.
There will be a memorial service held on Saturday July 29th at Hudson Funeral Home in Durham, North Carolina. The service will be held at 11:00am and be followed by a brief visitation with the family.