James Forrest Scott

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Lander, Wyoming - James Forrest Scott passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died at age 75 following a brief illness. Mr. Scott was born on September 8, 1941 in Anniston. He was a graduate of Alexandria High School in 1959 and began a career of government service at the Anniston Army Depot. He retired in 1997 from civil service as Safety Manager at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah. He then realized a lifelong dream when he relocated to Wyoming. Mr. Scott was an avid outdoorsman whose favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time outdoors with his son and his four grandchildren. He attended church faithfully throughout his life and had a deep love for gospel music. He is preceded in death by his parents, A.B. and Betty Scott. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria; his two sisters, Betty Joyce Nunnally and Judy Diane Burt; his daughter, Maria Parton and her daughter Abigail; his son and daughter-in-law, James Forrest Scott II and Krystal Scott, and their children, Drake, Gage and Mallory. Visitation and funeral services were conducted in Lander, Wyoming. Mr. Scott was buried by the North Fork River at the edge of the Wind River Mountains in Lander. There will be a service to celebrate his life on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. View Baptist Church in Alexandria. All are welcome to attend. The church will host a reception immediately following the service.
Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 23, 2017