July 9, 2021, 90, Goldsboro –
James Rayford Scott, 90, entered into his Heavenly reward on Friday, July 9, 2021. He was born in Calhoun, Georgia to the late C.W. and Gladys Scott on August 19, 1930. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Tim Scott and Greg Scott; sister, Molene Glad; and brother, Kenneth Scott.
Rayford proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a hard-working man, which was the theme of his life. He was the kind of man who was loyal to his family, who took great pride in caring and providing for them. Rayford was a valued employee of Sears for 28 years.
Most importantly, Rayford loved his Savior, the Lord Jesus, with all his heart, and he loved God’s Word. He was constantly reading his Bible and praying those verses over those he loved.
Rayford was a longtime member of Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church in Goldsboro. He was devoted to his church, served as a deacon, and was involved in many activities where he shared the love of God.
Rayford found joy in the simple pleasures of life: looking at the stars and reading about everything, especially his bible. He will be remembered by his family, and many in the Hood Swamp community, as the man who could fix anything.
The family will receive friends on Monday, July 12, 2021 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church followed by a service to celebrate Rayford’s life at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Rev. Barry Teague officiating. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in Wayne Memorial Park.
Rayford is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Corbett Scott; sons, Pat Scott (wife Tracy), Jim Scott (wife Amy), and Andy Scott (wife Amy); daughter-in-law, Kaye Scott: grandchildren, Sabrina Crisp (husband Jeff), Stephanie Adams (husband Daniel), Jamie Scott (wife Betty Ann), Rianna Hoshaw (husband Brandon), Kelsey Scott, Alaina Scott, and Danielle Scott; and great-grandchildren, Keira Crisp, Skylie Crisp, Aiden Scott, William Scott, Eleanor Adams, Georgia Adams and Vivian Adams. He is also survived by his brothers, Duane Scott, Waymond Scott and Clinton Scott; sister, Jearline Scott Gurley; and several nieces and nephews he loved very much.
Memorials may be given in Rayford’s memory to Woods Grove P.F.W.B. Church, 4009 Central Heights Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:6-8