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Dr. Gene Whitfield Scott, age 88, of Shawnee Drive, Williamsburg, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at his home. He was born on Dec. 14, 1928, in Tennessee to the late Joseph W. Scott and Irma Rebecca (Smith) Scott. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph M. Scott, M.D.
Prior to attending medical school; Gene worked at Howenburg Cotton Company and was a salesman for I.B.M. Dr. Scott was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School. Dr. Scott provided health care for Williamsburg and Whitley County residents for over 30 years. He was very active in his church, First United Methodist Church acting as head of the Administrative Board.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Lynn Scott of Williamsburg; two daughters, Kathryn Jean Jones and husband Dwight of Williamsburg and Jennifer Leigh Grow and husband Choya of Lexington; six grandchildren, Eddie Jones, Stephanie Lovitt and husband Darrell, Lindsey Marlow and husband Direck, Amy Howell and husband Jesse, Matthew Jones and wife Brittany and Shelby Grow; great-grandchildren, Staylie Marlow, Heidi Wiles, Noah Jones, Ahna Marlow, Eli Lovitt, Maverick Jones, Emmett Howell Griffin Howell and Lincoln Lovitt; a brother, Edwin L. Scott, M.D. of Memphis, Tennessee; and host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the funeral hour on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Croley Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Faris and the Rev. Chris Basil officiating. He will be laid to rest following a private family graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery in Williamsburg. Dwight Jones, Matthew Jones, Eddie Jones, Noah Jones, Choya Grow, Jesse Howell, Darrell Lovitt and Direck Marlow will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors.
Published on January 2, 2017
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