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Richard George "Dick" Scoltock

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Richard George "Dick" Scoltock Obituary
Richard George "Dick" Scoltock of Hendersonville completed his life's journey on December 28, 2015. He was a retired Major in the United States Air Force, and succeeded in that career without the benefit of a college degree. After retirement, he spent the second half of his life as a hardware salesman in Hendersonville, enjoying his family and singing in Land of the Sky Chorus, a Barbershop Society chorus in Asheville. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, but loved the mountains of North Carolina more than anywhere he had traveled or lived.
Dick had a very distinguished career in the Air Force. He was an F100 Supersabre pilot, logging over 2000 flying hours, and took part in the Korean, Cold, and Vietnam wars, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and the Air Medal for his bravery in combat. He and his family lived all over the world, and he flew missions in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Flying formation in an F100 was his favorite pastime, but he would tell you that his family was his greatest achievement.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Julia (to whom he was married 62 years) and his sister Joan. He is survived by daughter Karen Phillips and husband Tom, son Richard Scoltock Jr. and wife Alyson, daughter Julie Turner & husband Geoff, and son Jeff Scoltock and wife Katherine Jowers, as well as his sister Carole, and grandchildren Paige, Caroline, Charlotte, and Gareth.
The funeral will be held at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 301 Overlook Rd., Asheville on Thursday, December 31 at 2 pm, with visitation at the church beginning at 1. He will be buried at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 2, 2016 with full military honors at Shepherd Memorial Park in Mountain Home, next to his wife. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.ashevilleareaalternative.com.
Published in The Times-News on Dec. 30, 2015
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