Robert Leslie Scott
September 18, 1939 – November 4, 2019
Robert Leslie Scott, 80, of Waynesboro, died November 4, 2019 at Bridgewater Retirement Community of complications from a stroke. He was born in Bristow, Oklahoma on September 18, 1939 and was the son of William Kennedy and Violet Lucille Scott.
On December 23, 1961 he married Sarah Cathryn Stenten and they enjoyed a wonderful 51 years together. She preceded him in death in December 2012.
Bob spent his life in higher education. He received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Nebraska. He worked to support student success as Vice President of Student Affairs at James Madison University for over 20 years. He also worked in student affairs at University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, and Mansfield University. After his retirement from JMU in 2002, he enjoyed traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with those he loved.
He is survived by his partner, Abbie Edwards of Waynesboro, a daughter, Carrie Budd and her husband Ted Budd of Harrisonburg, a son, Matt Scott and his wife, Maribel Scott of San Antonio, Texas, four grandchildren, Katie Budd and fiancée, Chris Hall, Scott Budd, Jack Budd and Allison Budd and one great-grandchild Dresden Hall and a brother, George Scott of Clinton, Oklahoma.
A memorial service will be held at Lantz Chapel at Bridgewater Retirement Community on November 27, 2019 at 11:00 am. The burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter, 30 W Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, MD 20850 or JMU Foundation, Madison Forever Scholarship, 220 University Blvd, MSC 3603, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
Lindsey Funeral Home is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com
Bridgewater Retirement Community
302 North 2nd Street
Robert Leslie Scott
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November 10, 2019
Diane and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Scott. We first met Bob and Sarah Scott when we moved to Harrisonburg in 1983 when I joined JMU as Dean of the College of Business. I had the pleasure of working with Bob for 12 years and had tremendous respect and admiration for him. He was a wonderful colleague and personal friend during our time at JMU and I will always be grateful for his friendship and support over the years. In addition to serving as Vice President of Student Affairs, he served for two years as Vice President of Academic Affairs and was an outstanding leader in both roles. Bob was a remarkable person of character and integrity in all of his dealings with whomever he came in contact with. May God continue to bless the Scoot family. Robert Holmes, Eagle, CO
Gene and Kara Dee Layman
November 9, 2019
We feel so blessed to have enjoyed your family as neighbors. Both Bob and Sarah enjoyed life and let us share with their beautiful laughter, their ability to grow trophy flowers, and their genuine love of life. We send these thoughts with our love.
Violet and Michael Allain
November 8, 2019
We were so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our condolences to the family and his dear friends.
We knew Bob primarily through JMU. He was a dedicated professional and respected colleague. He was personable and a joy to work with at the university. Bob will be very much missed by many.
November 7, 2019
Carrie and Family -- Brian and I will forever hold warm memories of Bob. We enjoyed getting to know him during Sunday dinners at he and Abbie's home, our children's school events, and Outer Banks beach vacations. He was such a kind and compassionate man, who had a great sense of comedic timing! He will be greatly missed.