Roy D. Scott, 84, of Watauga, died Monday, September 2, 2013, at the James H. Quillen V.A. Medical Center.
He was a native and life long resident of Watauga and a son of the late Hubert Lawrence and Clara Edith Shell Scott.
Mr. Scott was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the 45th Infantry Division, fought in the Choron Valley in the Iron Triangle, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Like many veterans of the greatest generation, he spoke little for many years about his service experience and decorations.
He was a life member of VFW Post 9629.
Although his true passion in life was farming, he was a proud structural steel worker for forty-three years, working on bridges, buildings and other structures. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local #384 for over fifty-five years.
Mr. Scott attended the Watauga First Baptist Church.
For over fifty years, he was a member of the Watauga Lodge F & AM #622.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Carty.
Survivors include: his wife of sixty years, Doris Church Scott, of the home; son, Mark Scott and his wife, Melanie, of Watauga; daughter, Cindy Bogart and her husband, Bryon, of Johnson City; two grandchildren, Whitney Bogart, of Columbia, SC, and Weston Bogart, of Johnson City; three sisters, Florence Hodge, of Watauga, Marjory Hodge, of Johnson City, and Louise Harwood, of Johnson City; brother-in-law, Herman Church and friend, Sharon Raye, of Johnson City; and sister-in-law, Myrtle Cross and her husband, Bill, of Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews.
The family of Roy Scott will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.
The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Art Webb will officiate. Pallbearers will be: Don Hodge, James Hodge, Mickey Church, Kenney Church, Terry Carty, Jackson Scott, Buck Church and Bryon Bogart.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday in the Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 AM Friday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family through www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Scott family. (423) 282-1521