U.S. Veteran
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April 12, 1943 - April 30, 2018

Burial Date: May 4, 2018

Funeral services will be Friday, May 4 at 11:00 am in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Rollan Roberts will be officiating. The burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Grandview. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8pm on Thursday evening, May 3 and one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Harold Estel Scott

Harold Estel Scott, age 75, of Beckley passed away at the Beckley V.A. Medical Center in Beckley WV, on Monday, April 30, 2018, after a short but well fought battle with Leukemia. Mr. Scott was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam, which resulted in his final battle.

Born on April 12, 1943 in Edwight, WV, he was the son of Hazel Scott and the late Leonard Scott. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanette Scott; brother’s Kenneth and Arnold Scott, and sister Virginia “Jenny” Scott.

Mr. Scott was a proud Veteran having served in A-Company 1st Battalion 8th Infantry of the 4th Infantry Division, US Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Scott earned several medals, including the Purple Heart and a Presidential Unit Citation. Mr. Scott worked as a coal miner for many years and retired as owner/operator of S&G Trucking.

Mr. Scott’s greatest pride was his children and grandchildren. Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Hazel Scott of Beckley; his children, Ken Scott and his wife, Charlotte of Mabscott, Harold Scott Jr. of Beckley, Michelle Goins and her husband, Alex of Sophia, NC and Richard Scott and his wife, Carrie of Grandview; four sisters, Brenda Crocker, Sharon Lilly, Linda Cook, and Debbie Johnson; five brothers, Roger and Bobby Scott, Ricky, Ronnie, and Randy Johnson; he leaves behind 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 4 at 11:00 am in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Rollan Roberts will be officiating. The burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Grandview. The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8pm on Thursday evening, May 3 and one hour prior to the services on Friday.