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Caballero Rivero Southern

15011 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL

OBITUARY

George Nuerl Scott Sr.

February 26, 1930February 9, 2020
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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

George Nuerl Scott Sr. was born on February 26, 1930, in Jackson County, Florida to the late Mrs.Georgia Berrian Scott and Alonzie Scott. George was the second born of eight children. He received his early education in Panama City, FL due to there being no local schools for blacks in Sneads, FL. Although his parents were present, George spent much of his days with his grandparents and relatives. He enjoyed playing in the cornfields, fishing, shucking oysters, and tending to the family's livestock.

On April 10, 1951, Goerge enlisted in the United States Army. During his tenure with the military, he served in the Koren Conflict. He was a proud serviceman and was the epitome of patriotism.

Upon his return from service, George Scott spent each morning at Prince Cafe in Overtown. He would wear his Polaroid glasses and read his newspaper. While sitting enjoying his breakfast, he noticed working the counter was a pretty little country girl by the name of Ruth L. Rawls. George decided to shoot his shot and introduced himself to her. The two later were married on February 3, 1960. To this union 3 children were born; Kimmie Denise, George Jr., and Karen Scott.

The Scott family shortly after their union moved to the new community of Carver Ranches, FL. They were one of the first families in this new area and was able to watch it bloom and develop. Mr. Scott was a man that could never stay still, he had to always find a way to provide for his family. George had Debrings Dry Cleaners and the Domino Club. Each was located in the community of Carver Ranches. Later on, Mr. Scott joined the volunteer fire department, (which was located across the street from his house.) George was determined to do more and he worked his rank up to Lieutenant until he retired in 1993. His retirement from the fire department was cause for several celebrations. Our beloved George Scott made history by being the first black professional firefighter to retire in the state of Florida.

During his retirement, George was able to enjoy his family, especially his grandchildren. He would pack up the car and get on the road for weeks at a time traveling to see family. George had many things that brought him joy, but nothing compared to the love he had for his family.

He leaves to cherish his many memories a devoted wife of 60 years, Mrs. Ruth L Scott. Three children; Kim Hodges(Troy), George Scott Jr. (Marisol) and Karen Greene(James). Five grandchildren; Chastity Scott, Nuerl (Von) Scott, Brian Hamilton, Matthew Greene, and Raymond Greene. Four Great-Grandkids; Nandi Milton, Kierra Scott, Jamira Scott, and Ryan Scott. Four siblings; Essie Curtis, E.B. Scott(Mary), L.C. Scott (Gwen) and Mary Baldwin. His special God-daughter who was there with him to the very end Etarsha Andrews and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. One thing about Mr. Scott was that he allowed all of his children's friends to love him as their own. Jeffery Jordan, Tony, Johnathan Carter, Lolita Latimore, Valerie Tyson, Correta Graves, Judson Bornelus, Jeraine Jackson, Tahlia Gray, Lorreta Thomas, Marquise Cole, and Omar Garbutt are just some of his additional children.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Burial Monday, February 17, 2020

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MARY LARODA

February 14, 2020

To The Family:
Brother Scott will always be as close as a memory
and the God of all comfort will be as close as a prayer.
With Sincere Sympathy.
Mary LaRoda-Scott

Alvin Martin

February 12, 2020

I have been so bless to have known and shared so much time with uncle George , He was truly a great Man, Father, Grandfather and Husband. I wish I could be half the man he was. Uncle George rest up we all 💘 and will miss you. But we will never forget you.

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