W. B. Scott, Jr.

Published 8:21 am Wednesday, August 4, 2010

By Staff
Waldon Blake “WB” Scott, Jr., age 84, a resident of Washington North Carolina, died Tuesday August 3, 2010 at his home.
A funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church in Washington at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010 and will be officiated by Dr. Michael Price. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. Billy Jay Woolard, Jack Pyburn, Pat Cleve, Willie Roberson, Phillip Matkins and Walter Bowen will serve as pallbearers.
Waldon Blake “WB” Scott, Jr. was born in Washington North Carolina, October 18, 1925, son of the late Waldon Blake Scott and Odessa Cayton Scott. He graduated from Washington High School in 1943 and played saxophone with the Washington High School marching band. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and received his basic training and medical degree from Bainbridge Maryland. He served as a Hospital Apprentice, First Class from December 1943 to April 1946. He served at the Naval Hospital Marine Corp Base at Camp Lejeune NC and Naval Hospitals in Long Beach, Corona and Lake Arrowhead, CA. He was married to Anne Weeks on October 11, 1947, a loving marriage of 62 years.
Mr. Scott attended Wake Forest as a business major and was employed as an accountant for Farmers Cooperative Exchange. He later joined with his father in the super market business as W. B. Scott and Son. They later expanded as Scott’s Supermarket for 35 years. He was also employed with Fish &Stuff after his retirement. He was secretary for the Washington NC Jaycees, President of the Kiwanis Club, worked with the voting polls at the National Guard Armory at election times, and served seven years on the Washington Planning Board, was a past member of the Moose Club, member of the Disabled American Vets and the American Legion. Mr. Scott also served as President of the Down East Seniors Club and was awarded an honorable lifetime membership, was a member of the First Christian Church where he was a Deacon, served as past President of the Co-Workers Sunday school class, was a Boy Scout and an adult Scout Leader and was a past leader for the Sunday night Youth Group. He is enrolled in the registry of remembrance by friends of old Washington High School.
Mr. Scott enjoyed playing his saxophone with the Donald Bunch band, playing at the officers club and for private affairs on the military bases at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, crabbing, hunting and sailing on the beloved Pamlico River. Most enjoyable was his workshop where he restored, repaired and refinished items for his Saturday yard sales. His bluebird boxes were very popular. He also enjoyed gardening and sharing his early tomatoes with his friends and neighbors. He grew beautiful flowers for friends and cooked his famous pecan pies for gifts.
He is survived by his wife Anne Weeks Scott, a son, W. Blake Scott, III and wife Emily M. Scott, a daughter, Tricia Scott Woolard and husband John Charles Woolard, granddaughters, Landis Anne Woolard, Brooke Woolard, Bridge Anne Scott and Amber Scott, a niece, Kay Weeks Conn of Cromwell, Indiana and an aunt, Thelma Scott Coward of Washington, NC.
Visitation will be at Paul Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and other times at the home of his daughter, Tricia Woolard, 3434 Slatestone Rd., Washington NC.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund, 401 E. 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889 or to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, NC 27889.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is honored to serve the Scott family.
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