Scott Lambert Groot

  • Born: April 8, 1959
  • Died: May 13, 2019
  • Location: Greenville, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Scott was born on April 8, 1959 and passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Scott was a resident of Greenville, North Carolina at the time of passing.

Scott graduated from Buffalo Grove High School and from North Park University.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation,

Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Groot family. I have fond memories of Scott going way back to grade school and into early adulthood. Looking back on those days long ago it always struck me that he was the epitome of the all American boy and I am sure he carried those characteristics throughout adulthood. So sorry.

Posted by Neal Kendall - Bartlett, IL - acquaintance   May 22, 2019

RIP.....Ren Sanfilip...WHS66.....

Posted by Ren Sanfilip - Burlington, WI   May 18, 2019

Posted by Ren Sanfilip - Burlington, WI   May 18, 2019

Hi Karen, Lisa and I extend our deepest sympathies to you. We are praying for comfort for you and your family.

Posted by Keith and Lisa Wallin - Brookline, NH   May 17, 2019


Karen and family: Jim and I are so sad to hear of Scott's passing. Truly a shining star has found his way to heaven. I doubt if Scott knew how much he was loved and respected by everyone that knew him! Many fond memories from Allstate trips and functions during the time you all were here in Indy. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Vickie and Jim Bass - Fishers, IN   May 16, 2019

Karen, Debbie informed me of Scott's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Just the other day, my husband was talking about a time when at a BBQ at the Fasicks, he, Bob and Scott played football against your son and his friends and the older guys won!!! Continued prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Lourdes Syndram - Fishers, IN   May 16, 2019

My condolences go out to the entire Groot family. R.I.P. Scott

Posted by Joe Pusatera - Mt Prospect, IL   May 16, 2019

Posted by Joe Pusatera - Mt Prospect, IL   May 16, 2019

I'm sadden to learn of Scott's passing. Scott was one of the best Guys I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with. I always enjoyed Scott's wisdom, intelligence and the after hour cocktails. You will be missed by many my Friend RIP. Prayers to the Groot family.

Posted by Keith Mathews - Indianapolis, IN   May 16, 2019

I was new to Buffalo Grove as a sophomore. Scott was the popular guy, great in sports, but was always friendly and kind to me. Scott made a difficult transition easier and I've always remembered him fondly for that.
So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Denise Carey-Bertha - Littleton, CO   May 16, 2019

Groot Family,
I was saddened to hear of Scott's passing. It brought back a flood of great memories from our childhood. I was in school with Debbie, and the Groot boys were legends growing up in BG. I got to play football( BG touch league) and pick up basketball with Scott after college. He was great guy hang out with. I'm sure words cannot express the pain you all must feel but know that Scott was a awesome guy that brought fun and laughter anytime you were around him. When I think of the Groots, ..All Of You....there is always a smile on my face and a special place in my heart. I'm sure you are all rallying around each other in true Groot style. Take care, all of you. Lots of love from BG..

Posted by Scot DuVal - Chicago   May 16, 2019

I am so sorry Karen, Kelli, Eric, and Kirstie. Thanks for sharing your husband and dad with me. We had so many great times together at cook outs, basketball and softball games and on the golf course. Holly and I had a great time at Kelli's wedding. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Shawn and Holly Lyons

Posted by A friend   May 16, 2019


I guess I did not know this fine young man.But the Groot name was a big deal in my high school,WHS.All hard nosed players as I am sure this man was.Also good sports,and in my opinion the best sports family to come out of my high school.And now I see BGHS got lucky enough to get one of the Groot boys also.RIPeace......

Posted by Terry Mcgowan - Prospect Hts, IL   May 16, 2019

I was saddened to learn about the death of Scott Groot who I admired in High School. Scott was a great athlete while also participating in Music, Dance and Drama - and he was a very kind and friendly person! My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Ted Dubbs - Morgan Hill, CA   May 15, 2019

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I'm praying for your family during this difficult time. He leaves such an amazing legacy through his beautiful wife and all of his children and grandchildren.

Posted by Susan Gindrat-Smith - Huntsville, AL   May 15, 2019

Good to remember the good ole days with Scott & the Indy sales team - Scott was always fun & a joy to be around. Condolences to the family. Mike & Deb Moorcroft

Posted by Mike Moorcroft - Sunset, SC   May 15, 2019

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Scott. We enjoyed working with Scott. Praying for your entire family and friends. With Greatest Sympathy.
Tyson Wooten and Dionne Williams

Posted by Tyson Wooten Agency - Wilson, NC   May 15, 2019

My sincere condolences to Karen and the entire Groot family. May God bless, comfort, and grant peace. Scott was easy-going, and fun to be around. We laughed a lot together through the years. The Groot family are in my prayers.

Posted by Stephen Mescall - Indianapolis, IN   May 15, 2019

My sincere condolences to Karen and the entire Groot family. May God bless, comfort, and grant peace that surpasses all understanding to all who love Scott. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Natalie Taylor - San Antonio, TX   May 15, 2019

Scott was a great guy. He will be missed for a long time and by many people. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Nicholas Bowman - Morehead City, NC   May 15, 2019

We'll miss you Scott. You were always the "bigger than life guy" at any gathering. We appreciate your love and care of your wife, kids and grandkids. We love you and your family. We're thankful for the faith in God that you were drawn to.

Posted by Bob and Ruth West - Westminster, CO   May 15, 2019

Scott was honest, easy-going, and fun to be around. We laughed a lot together through the years. Scott was a very, very good person.

Posted by John Bowers - Tuscaloosa, AL   May 15, 2019

I would like to express my most sincere condolences to the Groot family, all of whom are a part of wonderful memories from my childhood. I always very much looked up to Scott. He will definitely be missed. May blessings and comfort be yours during this difficult time. As the ending to the Irish Blessing, which Scott sang so many times with the Expressions, says: "may God hold you in the palm of his hand", as I am sure He is doing with Scott.

Posted by Joe Gross - Nashville, TN   May 15, 2019

Scott Groot epitomized the phrase, Full of life. He brought joy to so many people! He was a great family man and will be remembered fondly and lovingly by those who shared his journey. May our Lord wrap His arms around Karen, Kelli, Eric, and Kirsti and give them peace and comfort.

Posted by Robin Youngblood - Lubbock, TX   May 15, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Scott was a fun guy to be around and really one of the good guys. He will be missed by all he came in touch with

Posted by Tom Medlin - Smithfield, NC   May 15, 2019

Our family has many great memories with Scott. I will remember him as the life of the party! Long days of golf with my dad, watching them play the 18th hole, everyone meeting for dinner after, pool days, parties with him dancing and more. Our family is blessed to have known him and all the Groots. I will remember him and always have a smile on my face. Sending lots of love and prayer to the family.

Posted by Chilton - NC   May 15, 2019

So very sorry for your loss! Know that memories of Scott will keep him close. Prayers for all of you and May God Bless!

Posted by Anne Bernard Martin - Conway, SC   May 15, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the Friends & Family of this great man. Today his Hometown mourns the Loss of one of its Favorite Sons. A true Champion in sport, and a Genuine Success in Life. May his Wife, Children, Grandchildren and Brothers & Sisters proudly know his city stands tall with the rest of us as we honor the passing of this Hometown Legend.

Posted by Paul Heesch -BGHS Class 81 North Park 87 - Safety Harbor, FL - friend   May 15, 2019

We are honored and blessed to have known and worked with Scott, he will be missed but never forgotten.

Posted by Kevin Taylor - Atlanta, GA   May 15, 2019

Scott will always be remembered for his fun smile. In high school Scott was fun to be around.

Posted by Georgia - Chicago, IL - friend   May 14, 2019

Good bye my friend. You will be missed. You were loved by so many. Enjoy Heaven's 3-point line. RIP.

Posted by Fred Heesch - Tampa, FL   May 14, 2019

Scott was a loving and funny classmate of mine at Buffalo Grove High School. He was also a down the street neighbor. He was kind, considerate, funny and yes quick witted! He was a very approachable friend and an awesome athlete! Even though we did not keep in touch after graduation, it pains me to hear of his passing. To his family, I will keep you in my prayers and pray for you to know he touched so many lives in a very positive way! God Bless you Scott.

Posted by Sharon Kajohn Egger - Hampshire, IL   May 14, 2019