H.A. Scott Jr. of Lynchburg, Virginia (91) passed peacefully on October 7, 2023 at Lynchburg General with family at his side. He was born May 30, 1932, the son of the late Hiram Abbitt Scott Sr and Lena Abbott Scott of Bedford Virginia.
H.A. was most proud of his family and the friendships of many which he made during his long life. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Keeble Scott the love of his life. H.A. was a loving dad to one daughter Regina Scott Oster and her husband Kenneth R. Oster (Seabrook Island, SC) and special grandfather to granddaughter Rachel Giessel and husband Andrew Giessel (Midlothian, VA) and grandson Zachary Oster and wife Mary Oster (Mechanicsville, VA). H.A. was blessed with two wonderful great-grandkids who kept his heart young the late years of his life, Adelyn Giessel and Theo Oster.
H.A. was also predeceased by his two brothers Morris W. Scott, James C. Scott and sister Virginia Scott Morgan.He is survived by several nephews and nieces.
H. A. served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. He attended 2 years of college at Maryville College in Maryville Tennessee before going into the Air Force. After his four years in the service he was employed for 23 years in the family owned business, Scott’s Specialty Company Inc. and retired with 20 more years at Quality Foods Cooperative Inc.
H.A. was passionate about gardening. He loved to grow vegetables especially tomatoes of all types, squash and peppers. He maintained a small garden even up until his passing.
It gave him much pleasure to give away the vegetables he grew even to neighbors who passed by as he sat on his side porch watching the vegetables grow.
H.A. loved people and was thankful for the friendships and loyalty of many he became associated with during all phases of his life. No matter the situation good or difficult H.A. could always bring his humor to make those present grin or laugh.
The Christian faith was important to H.A. and over the years he was a member of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 12th 11 A.M.-12 P.M. at Tharp Funeral Services, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia. A simple service will follow at noon in the Tharp chapel. Interment will take place at Fort Hill Memorial Park following the service.
H.A. requests that you send no flowers but spend extra time with family or friends and wishes that the Peace of God be with you always.
Those who still wish to donate in his honor may send donations to
Fields to Families FieldstoFamilies.org
American Heart Association www.heart.org
Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.