He was a graduate of Oberlin College and University of Vermont. He lived in Canton and worked for the Chicago City Colleges. He was a Veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Goodson Scott of Canton; daughter-in-law, Jaunita Ferbish Scott of Canton; daughter, Jennifer Beatrice Scott of Chicago, Illinois; granddaughters, Kristen Marie Scott and Caitlin Leigh Scott;, a host of nieces and nephews; sisters, Patricia Knight of Oberlin, Robin Rudolf and Rosilyn Sunahara, both of Nevada; brothers, William B. Scott of Peninsula, Ohio, Charles Scott of Sullivan, Everet Scott and Alvin L. Scott, both of Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Sr. Scott; mother, Janie Burgess; wife, Virginia J. Scott; brother, Alvin Scott, Jr.; and sisters, Janice Waite and Beverly Hurst.
A Memorial Service will be held at Scott Lake Park, N.Leavitt Rd. (Quarter mile passed Drug Mart, on the right side headed North), Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12 Noon. There will be a private family burial at a later date in Westwood Cemetery.