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Official Obituary of

Edward "Bobby" Scott

September 20, 1949 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Edward "Bobby" Scott Life and Times

Edward Scott, Sr., better known to all as "Bobby", was a man who could light up a room quicker than he could fix a short circuit - and considering he was an electrician by trade, that's saying something. Born on September 20, 1949, in Union Springs, Alabama, he was the twelfth spark of life in the lineup of twenty - in the bustling household to the late Edmond and Georgette Long Scott and undoubtedly one of its brightest. On March 11, 2024, after a life as vibrant and warm as a summer's day in Midway, Alabama, Bobby's light moved on. Leaving a legacy that will continue to glow in the hearts of those he touched.

Bobby's journey from the classrooms of Union Springs School System to the head of Midway's maintenance crew was a testament to his intelligence and handiness. His thoughtful nature was as evident in his work as it was in his love for Auburn Football - because, let's face it, it takes a special kind of wisdom and humor to remain a "die-hard" fan through thick and thin. And speaking of thick, his vegetable garden was the envy of neighbors and the pride of family barbecues. "I'm not saying I'm a great gardener, but I can grow a mean tomato that could rival the size of a football," Bobby would quip, with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.

Professionally, Bobby could be found either atop a ladder, tools in hand, or leading the charge at Wayne Farms with his brother Willie James. He was the “go-to” guy for anyone in the community who needed a light fixture hung or a fuse box tamed. His presidency over The Scott-Long Family Reunion was marked by his tireless efforts to keep the peace and ensure every cousin twice-removed left with a smile and a full plate. As George Burns once said, "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." Well, Bobby found happiness in having his large, loving, caring, close-knit family right there with him, in every city he called home.

Bobby's family was his world, and what a bustling, loving world it was. He leaves behind a tapestry of memories with his seven children: Christine Scott, Edward Scott, Jr., Teresa Scott, and Priscilla Scott all of Union Springs, Alabama; Thomas Becknell, and Christopher Becknell both of Ocala, Florida; and Sabrina Foster of Auburn, Alabama, who will no doubt carry on his legacy of kindness and a knack for fixing things - whether it be a loose doorknob or a bad day. His twenty-two grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, were the apples of his eye; each one thinking they were his favorite - and they were all right.

His ten siblings: Maggie, Georgia, Margaret Ann,  Calvin, Mary Catherine, Willie James, Dorothy, Dean, Diane, and Thomas, will miss their brother, who was always ready with a joke or a helping hand. Bobby's former wife: Mattie Scott;  special friends: Patricia Becknell, Margeret Foster, and Annette Renae McMillan ; a host of relatives and friends, will forever cherish the laughter and love he brought into their lives.

Bobby's final act was much like his life: filled with love, laughter, and a touch of mischief. He departed this world from Midway, Alabama, but not before ensuring that every light bulb in town was shining bright and every heart a little lighter for having known him.

To sum up a man like Bobby, one might say he was as intelligent as he was handy, as thoughtful as he was funny. But perhaps the most fitting tribute comes from the words of another great humorist, Mark Twain, who said, "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." Bobby got started alright, and he kept going, leaving sparks of joy wherever he went. So, let's raise a toast to Edward "Bobby" Scott, Jr., the man who electrified our hearts, brightened our days, and always reminded us that every lightbulb moment should be paired with a laugh. Rest in peace, dear friend, and may the hum of your laughter resonate with us. So here's to Edward "Bobby" Scott - a man whose life was a beacon of joy and whose memory will forever be a source of light.

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Family Will Receive Friends
March 22, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Allen Funeral Home Chapel
North Prairie Street
Union Springs, AL 36089

March 22, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Person Chapel AME Church
100 Orum Street,
Midway, AL 36053

Graveside Service
March 23, 2024

1:00 PM
Mason Cemetery, Union Springs, Alabama


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