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 lifelong 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 43 years, working on bridges, buildings and other structures. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local #384 for more than 35 years.
Mr. Scott attended Watauga First Baptist Church. For more than 50 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 60 years, Doris Church Scott, of the home; son, Mark Scott, and his wife Melanie, Watauga; daughter, Cindy Bogart, and her husband Bryon, Johnson City; two grandchildren, Whitney Bogart, Columbia, S.C., and Weston Bogart, Johnson City; three sisters, Florence Hodge, Watauga, Marjory Hodge, Johnson City, and Louise Harwood, Johnson City; brother-in-law, Herman Church and friend Sharon Raye, Johnson City; sister-in-law, Myrtle Cross, and her husband Bill, Piney Flats; and several nieces and nephews.
The family of Roy Scott will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 5, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Rev. Art Webb officiating. 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 a.m. Friday at Monte Vista Burial Park. Family and friends are asked to meet at Morris-Baker by 10:30 a.m. 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 Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-2521, is serving the Scott family.