Thomas Scott DeBrun, 52, passed away on January 22, 2018. Scott was born in Decatur, Ill. on February 28, 1965 to Thomas Earl DeBrun and Kay Harbarger DeBrun. He is survived by his parents, Tom and Kay, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. and sisters, Tamara DeBrun Anderson and Diana DeBrun Koenig also of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Scott has six nieces and nephews and one great-niece and one great-nephew who all reside in North Carolina. Nieces, Lauren Hampton (Kevin), Kiersten Koenig, and Carly Anderson and nephews, Jamey Koenig, Carson Koenig, and Zachary Anderson. Great-niece, Audrey Hampton and great-nephew, Brennen Hampton. Scott was predeceased by his grandparents, Herbert H. Harbarger and Beulah K. Harbarger (Stonington, Ill.), Matilda H. DeBrun (Assumption, Ill.), and William L. DeBrun (Assumption, Ill.).
Scott was employed by CenturyLink as a Senior ISP Engineer for many years and most recently worked in Franklin, Ind. Scott graduated from Tarpon Springs High School, Fla. and obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the former Sangamon State University, Springfield, Ill. (now U of I). His work with CenturyLink took him to many places around the country but his heart always belonged to central Illinois and specifically Stonington, Ill. He spent many happy summers at his grandma and grandpa Harbarger’s house and has many friends there. In the last few months, Scott was unable to speak but could write. His family recently found a note that he had written and in it he said that he wanted to retire in Stonington, Ill. He also loved Holiday, Fla. where his mother and father have a home. That was written on another note as the answer to the question, “Where would you like to live?” and Scott answered “Holiday.”
Scott was a big cat lover and spoiled his cats Chewie, Kya, and Izzy. They were his babies and kept him company wherever he moved.
Scott also loved cars, detailing cars, racing, football, music, and as one of his friend’s said “all things cool.” In another note, he was having a conversation with one of his nurses and he wrote that if he could talk, he would talk about detailing cars!
Scott will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service for Scott will be held in the spring at Old Stonington cemetery, Stonington, Ill.