David R Scott
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David R. (Dick) Scott, 87, of Uriah, AL passed away peacefully in his home on December 18, 2020. Dick was born March 12, 1933 in Watertown, MA to Etta and John Stewart Scott. In 1953, he and Bernice (Peggy) Turberville were married after eloping to Lucedale, MS.
Dick was a veteran of the United States Navy and met the love of his life when stationed in Pensacola, FL. While employed in the Navy, he assisted in operating and maintaining aircraft carriers throughout the Caribbean. He spent the rest of his long spanning career as a subcontractor renovating homes and businesses throughout New England. He was well known for restoring the aesthetic architecture and appearance of the communities that he cherished so much.
He was a native resident for many years in the communities around Boston, MA and Grafton, NH. He also was a resident in the Mineola, AL area for over thirty years. He was known as "Scotty" by some, but known as "Uncle Dick" to many. He was a great socializer and always a profound storyteller. He was compassionate about interacting and conversing with his immense family. His contributions to the community are endless. Through his wisdom and spiritual prowess, he helped shape the lives of many people that he encountered. Dick was a founding member of the Grafton, NH F.A.S.T. Squad, a group that served as a vital first aid service to the town. He was also a member of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department.
Dick was an avid reader and loved writing devotional poetry. He was a regular contributor to the Christian Poets Corner. He was passionate about the outdoors and enjoyed his spiritual walks through the New Hampshire woods. One of his greatest joys was retiring with his wife to Mineola, AL to her family home to garden and raise cattle. Dick was fond of riding dirt bikes, snowmobiling, hunting, and traveling. Most notably, he adored his trips with his daughter to see the western regions of the U.S., traveling to south Florida to visit family, and visiting cousins in his family's birthplace of Nova Scotia.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy, and fifteen brother and sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Jean Scott of Uriah, AL; a sister, Esther Mason of Milford, MA, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Monday December 28 at Mineola Baptist Church in Uriah, AL with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. Gravesite committal will follow at Mineola Cemetery.
Please share your condolences online by signing Mr. Scott's guest book at www.monroechapel.com. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing while attending this service.