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Dr. William Wayne Scott

• Oct 9, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Dr. William Wayne Scott, 82, passed away peacefully with his family in Johnson City, TN on

September 30, 2019. He was born in Chattanooga, TN and graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1956. He earned a BS degree in Engineering - Physics from UT

Chattanooga, where he served in ROTC and became a Reserve Commissioned Officer of the

Army. He earned a MA degree in Physics from The College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from The Ohio State University.

He served as Nuclear Radiation Physicist with NASA. He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant

at the University of Georgia. He was Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Nuclear Technology at Chattanooga State Technical Institute and also served as Consultant

Physicist and Computer Specialist at Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He was President of Oconee Community College in Seneca, SC; CEO for State Board for Community Colleges,

Columbia, SC; CAO of Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC; President and CEO of Dekalb College in Atlanta, GA; President of Gaston College in Gastonia, NC; and VP of

Covington-Newton Campus, Dekalb Technical College in Covington, GA. For over 14 years, he was Program Chairperson and Lecturer for The AMA.

He had a love of people and service and spent many hours sharing his talents with numerous

voluntary boards and organizations. He authored 22 books on success and motivation and did

extensive research on the Enneagram. He leaves his friends and family with many remembrances from his lifetime hobby of artwork.

His lifetime passion was finding ways to motivate others and help everyone he knew reach their

full potential. He had a great love of animals and will be missed by his two dogs, Bailey and Rosie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, OL Scott and Essie Mae Frazier and his brother, Richard Lee Scott. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jane Morrison Scott, two daughters,

Michele Watson Scott and Melissa Scott Gray (Jeff), and four grandchildren - Parker, Connor, Thomas and Georgia. He was deeply loved by his family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:30 at Boones Creek Bible

Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Road, Johnson City, TN 37615. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

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