William Harry Scott Sr., 99, passed away July 31, 2013 at Grace Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June Marie Scott; his parents, Alanson Burl Scott and Susan James Scott; siblings, Dwight Scott and Alanson Burl Scott Jr., Joseph Henry Scott; sisters, Helen Roberts McFatridge, Mary Lou Scott Steger and Alice Scott Hale.
Mr. Scott was born in Williamson, W.Va. Oct. 18, 1913, moved to Huntington, W.Va., and then to Pulaski. He and his wife moved to Alexandria and established Scott Shop Inc., a ladies’ apparel store. Mr. Scott was a member of Washington Street Methodist Church, Alexandria Salvation Army, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Del Ray Citizens Association, and Potomac West Trade Association. He also served on the board of United Virginia Bank (now Sun Trust). He was influential in the organization of the Distributive Educational Program. He belonged to various groups and organizations. Mr. Scott was a 32-degree Mason, George Washington Masonic Temple, Royal Order of Jesters, Ocean City Shrine Club.
He is survived by his son, William H. Scott Jr. and his wife, Sandra; three grandsons, William H. Scott III, Stephen Marshall Scott and James Alanson Scott, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1 p.m., from Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the service hour. Burial will be in the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery in Pulaski, with military graveside rites conducted by Pulaski V.F.W. Post 1184.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the name of William Harry Scott Sr. to your local Salvation Army.
A family reception will be held in Vero Beach, Fla. at a later date.
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An online guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.