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Scott Alan Sainz

November 1, 1958 — February 8, 2021

Scott Alan Sainz, 62, of Richmond Hill, Georgia, passed away a true warrior after a long battle with cancer on February 8, 2021.

Scott, originally from Valdosta, Georgia, was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, and Pop Pop. A charismatic man, with an infectiously, positive personality, Scott, or “Ooper” as he was so fondly remembered, was an accomplished, long-time salesman with a knack for never meeting a stranger. Always striving to help others, he was unselfish, kind, and always willing to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed all things outdoors, like bass fishing, dove hunting, gardening, and shark tooth hunting at the beach. He loved spending time with his family, playing with his granddaughter, cheering on the Florida Gators, and, of course, watching his nephew play baseball.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Louise Sainz; his mother-in-law, Doi T. Bahr; his brother-in-law, Walter "Bo" Carroll; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jeannie; his daughter, Shelby Grizzard (Robert); granddaughter, Annalise; beloved nephew, Robert “Vito” Bahr, all of Richmond Hill; his siblings, Norman Sainz, Jr. (fiancée Tammy Denley), Shirlee Carroll, Susan Giddens, and Stephen Sainz (Melanie), all of Valdosta; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by an aunt, Betty Yale of Valdosta; and two uncles, Donald Yale of Valdosta, and Norman (Jane) Yale of Dallas.

A Funeral Mass will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church with Reverend Joseph Smith and Reverend Allan McDonald officiating. Scott’s family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

For those unable to be in attendance, please join the service via livestream at  Social distancing guidelines will be in place, and masks are required to attend the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mayo Clinic for Cancer Research, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, NY 55905.

Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit

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