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George Henry Scott
July 2, 1923 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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George Henry Scott was born July 2, 1923, in Starr, South Carolina to the union of Issac J. Scott and Mary Eliza Harrison Scott. George was the oldest of 6 siblings. He came to know Christ at an early age. He was a member of Mtn. View CME Church and later in life, he joined Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Starr (Anderson County), SC. George attended Mtn. View School. He was a very thoughtful, attentive, and kind person. George was taught early on in life to watch over his family, brothers, and sisters. He remained close to his family all of his life. His life was an exceptional journey.
George was a WWII Veteran, joining the Navy at the age of 18. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan aboard a United Naval Aircraft Carrier. He shared stories of being on deck when the planes would come in and the atmosphere of the times. After the end of WWII, George left South Carolina and moved to Chicago to settle into the Englewood Community. George was known affectionately as Poppa on the Block. George became a certified mechanic and a chef. He was employed as chef of Capperillo’s Restaurant. He was also employed as night watchman for Dr. Greenberg’s Medical Center. He shared his skills for auto mechanics with anyone that showed an interest.
George shared his life experiences as a leader does. He was steadfast in his faith in God’s Word. He set a rock-solid example of an exceptional life until his health began to fail him. On July 7, 2023, George Henry went home to be with the Lord. George’s mother, father, brothers: Otis Curtis Scott (Eula Mae), Issac Scott Jr. (Hazel), Homer Scott (Joyce); and sisters, Dora Ellen Scott Richardson and Mary Jane Scott Groves (Berry) preceded him in death.
George leaves to cherish his legacy sister-in-love, Joyce Scott-Shelton; nieces and nephews: Odell, Nettie Mae, Michael, Timothy Scott, Issac Scott III, Shirley Ann Scott, Berry, Thelma and Clarence Groves, Nancy Scott King, Jennifer B. Scott, Pamela Scott, and Savon Keys Scott; and a host of great nieces and nephews as well as great-great nieces and nephews, and many families and friends.
Professional services entrusted to Leak & Sons Funeral Home - Country Club, Illinois