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Sandy Scott

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

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Sandy Scott, 75, of Roanoke, Va., passed away to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Sandy, a native of Canada, was one of the most fearless leaders of his time in professional wrestling. Sandy grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. He began his career in wrestling at the age of 20, and with great determination and refined skill, he became one of the legendary "Flying Scott Brothers." Sandy wrestled professionally for Jim Crockett Promotions for 40 years, while during that time also moved to Roanoke, Va., with his family. After the birth of his daughter, Tracy, he then became a key front office executive for Jim Crockett, booking towns and venues, heading TV Ad's and keeping a lucrative business thriving. He also worked for Ted Turner after the sell out of Jim Crockett Promotions. He promoted for over 20 years and then started to slow down after the birth of his grandson, Coleton, in 1997. Sandy's passion in life and what he most thrived from was being around people and sharing his infectious personality with others. He proved this during his wrestling career by mingling with his fans and signing autographs. He was never to proud to take time to thanks his fans for their support. Sandy was quite a jokester and to this day, we will all remember how he entertained us. Sandy was a "salt of the earth" guy and a real "class act." Sandy Scott was not only a wonderful husband, an amazing father, and incredible grandfather, but also a man of wisdom, strength, and courage. He was an elite athlete as well as a remarkable mentor. He pursued his dreams and was very successful. He was a man of simple pleasures. Most of all, he was a powerful fighter, not only in the ring, but with his tremendous battle with pancreatic cancer. His unprecedented legend will continue to carry on and his fight and tenacity will touch may others and their strength to battle cancer. Sandy was inducted into the Low-country Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1998 in a ceremony at the former county hall, then known as the King Street Place, and into the NWA Legends Hall of Heroes in 2008 in Charlotte. Sandy was also very proud to be a Mason with the Electric Lodge No. #495 in the Province of Ontario. Left behind to cherish his memories are his wife, Sandra Scott; his daughter, Tracy Scott; and his grandson, Coleton Frye. We would like to thank all of our family and friends for their continued support and prayers. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 2010, at Westhampton Christian Church with the Rev. Jim Crockett officiating. The family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel on Brambleton Ave. from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to We Care of Franklin County, P.O. Box 396, Rocky Mount, Va. 24151 or to The Dave Lamanca Golf Scholarship Inc., P.O. Box 1246, Salem, Va. 24153. [email protected] by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.This obituary was originally published in the Roanoke Times.

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After watching Sandy and brother George wrestle at The Starland Arena and Victory Statium. I often saw Sandy when he would make deliveries at Lewis Gale Hospital and I would bring Residents from Brandon Oaks. He was a kind man and I really loved seeing and taking to him. So sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathies to his daughter and grandson. Sincerely Gary R Wright Sr

Sandra I am so sorry for your loss. It seems like yesterday when he was playing football with us at Hampton Arms in Greenville. You both are very special to me. pls e-mail me at [email protected] Craig ROBERTSON

I REMEMBER MEETING SANDY IN SALISBURY AND HE WAS SO KIND TO ME, BEING SUCH A FLIRT.HE SEEMED LIKE A FUN GUY WHO LIKED TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE.

the early years!good times!

Sandra,
I just wanted to let you know you are still in my thoughts. As a result of a friend of mine passing away this week I came to realize you had an online Guest book for Sandy. I didn’t realize how much of an impact Sandy had on so many people. I know he is missed. Please know I am here if you need anything.

RIP Sandy, you will be missed.

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Scott family.

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy's family and friends. What a wonderful soul! God Bless you.

"B"

As I watched RAW tonight and watched Shawn Michaels retire from a 25 year career in wrestling......I have a great saddness come over me, oh I was sad Shawn was retiring but what I was really sad about the most was I wanted to reach for the phone and call someone that I called almost every week after something special happened on wrestling but remembered I couldn't :( that someone was my good friend "Sandy Scott", I really miss him at these times the most, but you need to know he...

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