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]
Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131.
This obituary was originally published in the Roanoke Times.