City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Scott Rhea McClelland

Youngsville, North Carolina

Age 66.
Died 02/27/2022.

Scott Rhea McClelland
Scott Rhea McClelland, age 66, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2022. Born on December 31,1955 in Bluff City, TN Scott was the son of the late John Page McClelland, Jr. and Edith Lynn Brown McClelland. Scott attended Sullivan East High School where he participated on the swim team, track and field, and basketball teams. Shortly after high school he worked at Eads Sheet Metal, Eastman and Dishner Custom Pools. Scott and Catherine (Cathey) Green were married on November 4, 1979 at Big Springs UMC in Charlotte, where she was a member. They attended Bluff City UMC where Scott thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship, family time and the competitive spirit of church league softball and basketball with other members and devoted friends.

Scott’s career began with Piedmont Airlines at Tri-Cities Airport and then to Charlotte with USAirways where he worked (and played more than a few practical jokes!) for 29 years. Nicknamed “Sasquatch” due to his 6’5” frame he was always an avid outdoorsman participating in fishing and golf tournaments, as well as hunting, camping and horseback riding with family and friends. Each year, everyone who knew Scotty looked forward to celebrating his birthday on New Years Eve, which often featured an enormous pot of elk stew or chili made with game from his hunting adventures in Colorado. After returning to the family home in Bluff City, Scott enjoyed working around the farm, many DIY projects and entertaining friends during Bristol race weekends.

Scott and Cathey were married, until his death, for 42 years and are blessed with two sons and three grandchildren: Jessee Rhea McClelland and wife Kimberly Sutton, their sons Owen Page and Stewart Scott; Michael Lee Page McClelland and wife Raisa Dwialamsyah, their daughter Freya Isabelle. He is also survived by his sister Bobby Lynn (Cunningham) Wright, nephew Josh Cunningham and wife Lauren, and their children Addie and Eli; sister-in-law Debra Chappell (McClelland), brothers-in-law Steve Green, Donald Green and wife Amanda, Gary Green and wife Patricia . In addition to his parents, Scott was preceded in death by his brother John Page McClelland III and brother-in-law Don Wright, brother-law Daren Green and wife Lynn, sister-in-law Peggy Green.

The family will hold a celebration of life in both North Carolina and Tennessee.
The Interment service will be held Saturday, March 19th at Sunrise Cemetery in Bluff City, TN at 10:00 a.m. - All are welcome . Afterwards, the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Riverbend Retreat 108 Blevins Road, Johnson City.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: The Ballard House in Katy, TX

The family wishes to express its appreciation for the gift of life through the exemplary care received by the Lung Transplant Teams at Houston Methodist Hospital and Duke University Hospital, and the organ donor.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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