Bruce Scott
1946 - 2021
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Bruce Angus Scott
9/25/1946 to 1/8/2021
An impressive giant among men, Bruce Angus Scott, died last week as he lived: quietly commanding respect and showing strength, while treating everyone around him with equality, affection, honesty, kindness and love -- like only a true gentleman would. Bruce, a nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, navigated many roads in life, exploring them as a fervent traveler, motorcycle and RV enthusiast, Army Staff Sergeant, Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer and Detective (the youngest at the time), on-air radio personality with WAPE and decades long career as an entrepreneur who revolutionized the home security industry along the way. By 1985, he had parlayed what began as his night job of many years at Scott and Murray Guard Dogs into a small alarm company, Scott Alarm, selling home burglar alarms by day and installing them himself at night. As the business grew, he recognized the need for unity in this new industry, introducing an alarm dealer association in the state of Florida, which later became the alarm association for all dealers in the United States. Scott Alarm was the largest independently owned alarm company in the country when Bruce sold the company to Republic Industries in 1996. Always seizing new opportunities, he pursued his passion for motorcycles with four "Big Bike" dealerships throughout Florida from 1998 to 2003 and was instrumental in launching and branding a rereleased Indian Motorcycle, until returning to his first love and reintroducing Scott Alarm in 2004. Many throughout the Southeast will never forget his famous jingles and radio commercials with his velvety baritone voice, declaring "Crime Makes Me Mad" and "Scott Free, Scott Alarm".
Along the way, Bruce was the original "Protector of the Game" sponsor of the Jacksonville Jaguars, never missing a chance to support his home team and the city he proudly called home. He was the founder of "The Seven Bridges Run", launching the annual motorcycle ride in 2001 to benefit Dreams Come True, a local organization dedicated to fulfilling wishes of children facing life-threatening illness. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a single father to his son while earning $80 per week on a police officer's salary in the late 60's to early 70's. Defying many odds, Bruce worked tirelessly from humble beginnings and his infectious smile and friendly, easy manner were a genuine reflection of the gratitude he felt, every day of his life. He dispensed valuable advice, loved beginning a familiar tale or unique pearl of wisdom with "Let me tell you something…", and gave others the opportunity to lead and grow under his mentorship. Bruce had a wonderful sense of humor and uncanny ability to remember darling jokes and doo-wop songs and often let you win at checkers, just because he could. He fought a good fight, with his health the last few years, then Covid-19, and yet neither will extinguish his light. Even in his last months and days, he showered everyone he encountered with his legendary smiles, kind words and compassion, from his family and friends to the brave and caring nursing staff around him at the end at Baptist South. And that's how Bruce Angus Scott lived – he kept the good ones close, always, and gave those he loved roots -- and wings. What remains are beautiful memories of rides through the mountains, laughter, music, adventure and a storybook romance with the love of his life who shared his life and passions, his wife of 24 years, Susie N. Scott. Bruce is deeply missed, and he will never be forgotten by those he leaves behind, his wife Susie, his son, Tim Scott (Jennie), daughters, Angeline Renee Cook (Ed "Max" McClamma) and Nicole Green, grandchildren, Lavoris Mobley (Alexa), Tyler Scott (Jessica), Katie Scott (Will Wesley) and Molly "Mojo" McClamma, along with every employee of Scott Alarm and Big Bike/Indian Motorcycle whom he loved and treated like family, and his circle of loyal friends including his fellow Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, NARC police pals, his weekly breakfast buddies group and everyone who ever joined him on the annual "guys ride". He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Angus Scott and his mother, beloved school teacher and Scott Alarm ambassador of hugs, Verneil "Nana" Scott. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the non-profit Mandarin Community Club in Bruce's honor, where he was an active member for almost two decades. We ask that you think of Bruce when you patronize Enza's or Vito's Italian restaurants, the latter where he had his first date with Susie and many joyful memories were made over the years with family and friends.
Bruce's services will be livestreamed on Monday, January 18 at 11AM at this link: https://youtu.be/fZ-BDcPW1L4 with a celebration of the amazing life he lived planned in the summer.
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Published in Florida Times-Union from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 18, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Scott family. Mr Scott always had a smile for anyone he met and made a lasting impression. He will be missed. Tim, stay strong brother. You will see him again some day. Our hearts go out for you.

The Forgrave family
Friend
January 18, 2021
Great person and who I considered a friend. Scott Alarm taught me the alarm trade, which I will always be thankful. Was the happiest work day of my career. RIP Bruce

Anita Savage
Coworker
January 18, 2021
Thanks to all wonderful family for sharing the service with us. Bruce will be sorely missed by me and all of the Blue Knights that knew him. Rest in Peace Brother.
Bob Ridgway
Friend
January 18, 2021
Love you Brother, thanks for the memories.
Jim Sullivan
Friend
January 17, 2021
Susie and family, I am so sorry to hear Bruce passed away. I retired from the office the end of September, so I don't hear the latest on all my dear friends from so many years. I just found out this weekend and am heartbroken. Daddy thought the world of Bruce and the rest of us quickly learned why and fell in love ourselves! He was the sweetest, most true and honest man! He will be missed dearly! My prayers are with all of you. I know very well the pain you are feeling. It gives me (and I hope you too) some peace to imagine that Daddy and Bruce are well in Heaven and can hang out together again!

Love and hugs, Tootie DeHof
Tootie Booras DeHof
Friend
January 17, 2021
To The Scott Family, My heart is also Broken as an Long time employee at Scott Alarm.. l Think God I Was,Blessed to work for the company Bruce Called me Ms. STEPHANIE.. l never worked or met so one,that was so easy to love as a Boss and we very Hard protecting our customers.. l will for ever cherish my jackets and awards, pictures, Mom Scott comes to my memory as as well.. Tim l still have your baby PICTURES.. Mrs. SCOTT l have our pictures When you and Bruce Got Married and you can to our Central Station..
Love Always,
Stephanie
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Stephanie Jones
Coworker
January 17, 2021
My heart is broken for the loss of a very dear, longtime friend. We grew up together in Southside Estates, attending the local elementary school and then Englewood High School. Families and neighborhoods were close nit back then. Everyone was like family.
One of my favorite memories of Bruce was when we decided, about fourth grade, to go by our names written backwards He was Ecurb Ttocs, I was Ynnob Renrut. (Pronounce it however you’d like)
No matter how long between seeing each other at different gatherings it was as though we visited just yesterday.
It’s wiith great sadness saying farewell to a special friend, you’ll always be a part of my life.
Bonny Turner Childets
Friend
January 17, 2021
Will miss you Bruce, thank you for your friendship!!
Gerry Sanchez
Friend
January 16, 2021
As his CPA I probably got to know as much about Bruce as anyone outside of his family. He was a loyal friend and genuinely wanted the best for those around him. He had an ability to pick out the diamonds from the rough in the people he hired which was one of the many reasons he was so successful. He surrounded himself with bright people that were loyal to him and believed in his vision. Bruce was always much more than a client to me and always made me feel welcome and important which is a rare gift to posses when you are the one in charge of a business as successful as Scott Alarm was. Although I didn't get to see too much of him in the last couple of years I will always consider him a good friend and loyal trusting client. I know all the knew him will miss him. He wasn't the type of person you could meet and then not remember and in my case I have many happy and funny memories of his growth from operating out of his home to one of the largest alarm dealers in the southeast. Rest in peace Bruce and I'll see you and catch up with you when I get there.
Scott Adams
Scott Adams
Friend
January 14, 2021
Bruce was a Jacksonville businessman, who always treated vendors fairly and with respect. I had many opportunities to work for him as his roofing contractor on his business and personal properties.
It was a privilege to know Bruce over the years and know he will be missed by his loving family and his many friends.
Bill Simpson
Friend
January 13, 2021
I lived near Bruce in our old neighborhood, went to Englewood Jr.-Sr. High School with him, and when he was with the Sheriff's Office, I was with Jacksonville Fire/Rescue and got to work with him from time to time. In all of those relationships he was a great guy to be around and to have the privilege of his treating you as a friend. He was a man of real character, integrity, and personality.

Larry Osborne
Friend
Larry Osborne
Friend
January 13, 2021
Bruce - we have missed you as a neighbor. Now we will miss you as a man.
Judy Discenza
Neighbor
January 13, 2021
I knew Bruce very well. Good man. He was there when I had nothing and nowhere to go. I’ll always be grateful for his kindness. May Godbe with and comfort you.

Peace,
Tony Morrow
Tony Morrow
Friend
January 13, 2021
Bruce Scott was one of the most generous people I know. Along with his beautiful wife Susie, he was so supportive of many charitable endeavors many of which were in the background or anonymously, especially for the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.
On many occasions of visiting with Bruce and Susie, we were always treated royally and with genuine kindness. The world surely lost a shining star who will be greatly missed by those he always championed for the betterment of the world. I know his heavenly rewards will be great.
To Susie and family, we pray for your comfort and know that our hearts are breaking with yours. Bruce was a giant of a man who knew no strangers and had more love for you than I'm sure words can express.
We will always remember him and may the love of your many friends and strong memories bring you peace as you grieve this unfathomable loss.
Galen and Joanne Connell
Friend
January 13, 2021
Bruce was an incredible man who was never too busy to stop and talk and most importantly encourage . Many times a conversation with Bruce would make a bad day bearable. I was lucky enough to take a motorcycle trip to his mountain home with Bruce once. He lived life to the fullest! God bless and give peace to the entire Scott family.
Mike Dungey
Friend
January 12, 2021
Bruce was a school mate and close friend to my brother, James (Jimmy) Sullivan ... he was at the house a lot ... was a funny guy, teased me a lot and told me if I worked hard, some day I would have calf muscles like him ... lol ... When people ask how my legs got so muscular ... "Bruce Scott" ... ! ! !
You will be missed, Bruce .... as long as we are, you will be also, and beyond ... may you rest in peace ...
Steve Lewis
Friend
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