Walter Henry Scott Jr., 87, passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2018 in the loving care of his family.
Affectionately known to family and friends as “Bugs”, Walter was born in Philadelphia and spent most of his life in Florida. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1947, serving in Guam and the Philippines, then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he met his wife, Dorothy. The two were married in 1951 at Cherry Point, NC.
After his honorable discharge from the Marines that same year, Walter and Dorothy moved to Hialeah, FL. A man of his word who believed a handshake was better than a contract, he managed Andrews Roofing Company for over 25 years and eventually opened his own company, Scott Roofing, Inc. in 1981. He was a prominent member of the FRSA and was well-respected by his peers.
Member of North Hialeah United Methodist Church from 1956-1992.
He was a proud supporter of his daughters’ activities in the Hialeah High School band and served on the band parents’ association from 1967-1973. Students enjoyed having him as a chaperone on their band trips and at football games and would often regroup at the Scott house after games to “hang out”.
After dividing their time between Cleveland, NY, and Silver Springs, FL, Walter and Dorothy permanently moved to Silver Springs in 2011.
Walter is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Hallenbeck Scott of Silver Springs, FL; his three daughters, Sharon Christensen of Lawton, OK; Susan Scott Moran (John) of Evergreen Park, IL; and Sandy Scott of Silver Springs, FL; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Marion County, FL or to the Forest United Methodist Church, Silver Springs, FL.
Funeral services for Walter will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 11:00am in the Forest United Methodist Church, with a reception at the church. Interment was private.