RICAHARD W. SCOTT Jr.

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RICHARD WALL SCOTT, JR.  

Passed away on December 21, 2013 in Falls Church, Virginia. He was born on October 27, 1938 to Richard and Catherine Scott in Oklahoma City. Mr. Scott had a long, successful career in the USAF and retired as a full colonel in 1989. During his second career he worked for retired astronaut Deke Slayton at Space Services Inc. as their Washington liaison. He then went to work for the Department of Transportation's Commercial Space Division until he officially retired in 1996. Mr. Scott graduated from Texas A&M University in 1960 and exemplified the Aggie Spirit. Mr. Scott recruited for A&M at local Virginia high schools and single handedly made the Texas A&M license plate available to Aggies in Virginia. Mr. Scott spent his retirement volunteering and traveling. He also enjoyed participating in the Sons of the American Revolution, the Order of the Daedalians, the Victorian Society, the National Capital A&M Club and the St. Andrews Society. Mr. Scott was a kind, smart, generous man with a wonderful sense of humor. He brought joy and laughter to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol, his daughter, Shannon, his brother Steve and his sister Robin Hanifen. Services will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Online condolences can be left at www.demainefunerals.com. Memorial donations can be made to the Scleroderma Research Foundation.



Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 9, 2014
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