December 2, 2020, 80, Goldsboro
Shelly E. Scott, Sr. of Goldsboro, North Carolina went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was born on January 12, 1940 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the son of John and Essie Harper Scott. He was the second of four children, Amanda Jane McDonald, Johnnie Hugh Scott and Linda Faye Scott Moore-James.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, 1300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro. A service to celebrate Shelly’s life will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 164 Long’s Plant Farm Road, Goldsboro. We respectfully ask everyone to wear a face covering and practice social distancing guidelines while attending the visitation and graveside service.
After graduation from high school, he attended Utica Junior College in Utica, MS. Shelly then enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his 28 years of honorable service, he was able to travel around the world. He received several awards including the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one service star, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Training Medal with one service star. After retirement, Shelly returned to Goldsboro and worked for the State of North Carolina where he had several positions, including driving special needs students.
Shelly was an avid Bingo and Pea knuckle player, spending hours on end traveling to play and playing with his friends. He was also a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Georgetown Hoyas. He was a faithful fan of both teams, even when they did not play very well.
Shelly was active in his children’s, grandchildren’s, nieces, and nephew’s lives. Even though they lived in different cities/states he made sure that he was in attendance for their important events, talked to them at least once a week and he never forgot a birthday or holiday. His grandsons loved spending their summers with him and being able to hang out with him and his friends. Shelly also had a special relationship with his siblings, even moving his brother from Mississippi to Goldsboro to be close to him and spending the last few months being cared for by his sister Linda.
Shelly is survived by his children, Renee Reynolds, Torrance (Angee) Scott, Carl Scott, Vernette Trott-Barnes, Shelly E. Scott, Jr, Cortaa Robinson; Grandchildren, Rosalyn Reynolds, Marcus Moore, Nichole (Joey) Bernardo, Jalen Robinson, Torrance Scott, Jr, Jasmine Reynolds, Shelly E. Scott, III, Vaughn Barnes, Eric Scott, Carlos Scott, Yusef Robinson; Sister, Linda Faye Scott Moore-James: Nephews, Percy McDonald, Donald McDonald, Johnny Hugh Scott, Jr and Eric D. Moore.; Nieces, Melissa Scott, Erica D. Moore and Kenya Green-Watson; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Essie Harper Scott, sister Amanda Jane McDonald and brother Johnnie Hugh Scott.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.