He was born June 6, 1926, in Toccoa to the late Samuel D. and Eureka Browning Scott. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended Lakemont Baptist Church. Mr. Scott was retired from WABCO and was a U. S. Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Patsy” Kelley Scott.
Family members include: his children, Doug Scott, Rebecca Purcell, Mark Scott and Lydia Thompson; grandchildren, Nataly Scott, Zane Purcell, Anna Smith, Chris Yotas, Ashley Gurley and Laura Stimus.
Sam served in the United States Army during World War II from September 1944 to November 1946 as staff sergeant with the 3rd Medical Depot. He also was Scout Master of Troop 217 from First Baptist Church of Toccoa for many years in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He touched many young men’s lives during those years.
In his later years, he was director of The Toccoa Soup Kitchen with his good friend, the late Carl Gunn, for over 10 years. He was an accomplished cook whether it was cooking with Boy Scouts in the Toccoa Soup Kitchen or in his kitchen at the lake. This love has been passed down to many generations.
Sam loved the world God created. His Heaven on Earth was sitting on his boathouse in his favorite swing with the love of his life, Patsy, looking out over beautiful Lake Rabun. Over the years, he also treasured the time spent with family and friends there. He was an avid fisherman for most of his life. His favorite hobby was tying flies while sitting on his back porch. Another hobby of his was woodcarving. God gave him the talent to look at something or read about something for the first time and create it to perfection. It has also been stated by one of his grandchildren that “Grandaddy was one of the most content people on Earth.”
Funeral services were held Sunday at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Jewell Gaines officiating. Burial followed at Stephens Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Georgia National Guard.
Whitlock Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.whitlockmortuary.net.