Joseph N. Scott

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Joseph N. Scott, 90, of Ormond Beach, passed away January 9 after being hospitalized with pneumonia. A
Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 24, 2014 at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond at 2:00pm. Joe had been a Florida resident since 1924, and an Ormond Beach resident since 1979. Joe was born in Louisville, KY on July 17, 1923, the son of Alvin and Marie Scott. He and his family moved to Bradenton, FL in 1924. Joe joined the Boston Red Sox farm system as a first baseman in 1940 and played professional baseball through 1942. Joe met his future bride, Edwina, while playing baseball in Owensboro, KY in 1941. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 where he served as a Signalman. He taught Navy signalmen at the University of Chicago for a year, then served aboard ATR37, a search and rescue ship, in the World War II Asian Pacific Theater. Joe married his first wife, Edwina, on December 18, 1943. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945, Joe returned to the Boston Red Sox farm system, where he played through 1948. Joe played semi-pro baseball with in the Florida Orange Belt League from 1948 to 1953, and fast-pitch softball with the Clearwater Bombers from 1953 to 1955. Joe was a member of the Clearwater Bombers in 1954 when they won the fast pitch softball world championship. In 1948, Joe was hired as manager of an appliance store in Bradenton, FL, where he sold and serviced electrical appliances. He became an electrical contracting estimator in 1953. Following his father's passing in 1955, Joe joined Florida Power and Light, where he worked as a meter reader. He was promoted to commercial sales after 16 months on the job, and became a distribution service center supervisor in 1965. Joe was promoted to Punta Gorda district manager in 1966, Ft. Myers district manager in 1968, and Ft. Lauderdale district manager in 1971. Joe was promoted to division manager in Ft. Lauderdale, then Northeastern division manager in 1979. He was promoted to Northeast division vice president in 1980. Joe retired from Florida Power and Light in 1988 after 33 years of service. Joe remained active following his retirement. He was chairman of the FPL Retirees Northeast chapter from 1989 to 2010, leading a group of nearly 500 members. He served as president of the Daytona Beach Rotary club from 1994 to 1995. Joe's first wife, Edwina, passed away in 1998 following a long struggle with cancer. He married his second wife, Doris, in 1999; they parted ways in 2011. Joe has always been an active member of the local business community. He was President and Life Member of Sertoma Club in Sarasota, FL, Winner of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce membership sales award, President of the Englewood, FL Chamber of Commerce, Winner of the Broward County Chamber of Commerce Membership top sales award, and President of the Broward County, FL Executive Association. As a resident of Ormond Beach, Joe founded the Volusia Manufacturing Association and acted as its founding chairman. He was Campaign Chairman of the United Way of Volusia County, helping them achieve their first million dollar goal. He was past president of the United Way of Volusia County, past president of the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, member of the Daytona Speedway Checkered Flag Committee, past member of the board of directors of Heritage Savings and Loan, past president of the Halifax Historical Society, past member of the board of directors of the Volusia Business Development Council, founding chairman of the Volusia County Ambassadors, past chairman of the northeast region FPL Retiree chapter (with over 480 members), past president of the Daytona Rotary Club, Lifetime honorary member of Rotary International and Paul Harris Fellow, past member of the board of directors of Homac Manufacturing and member of the Halifax Civic League. Joe was presented the J. Saxton Lloyd award for Distinguished Community Service and the Volusia Manufacturing Association "Manny Award" for lifetime achievements in manufacturing in Volusia and Flagler Counties. He was awarded a proclamation by the Volusia County Commission as the founder of the Volusia Manufacturing Association; October 22, 2009 was declared "Joe Scott Day." Joe is predeceased by his daughter, Margaret, in 1959, and his first wife, Edwina, in 1998. He is survived by his sons, Joseph Jr (Leanora) and Jack, and by two grandchildren, Kayla Straight (David) and Dylan Scott (Brianna). Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.



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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Jan. 19, 2014
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