Frederick (Fred) Henry Scott, 75, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019, in his Hermitage, Tennessee home. Born to Henry (Buster) and Leola Scott in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, he had an upbringing full of love, laughs and adventure. Being the first boy and the first grandchild of his family’s generation, Fred was known as being the favorite on both his maternal and paternal sides. And this explains how and why he became our family’s favorite too!
Born and raised in the South, Fred developed a love for Southern living and a special affinity for Southern Cuisine. In his free time, he liked to cook … for everyone! He cooked, he smiled, he laughed, and then he cooked some more. He learned to cook from his maternal grandmother, and everyone knew him as the man who made everything from scratch. Not only did she teach him how to cook, but also we imagine that she taught him how to see aspects of the world in which no one else could.
After his adolescent years living with his grandmother in Alabama, Fred moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his parents. As their only son, they had a very strong bond. He spent the rest of his youth living in Cleveland. Because of his his keen intellect, he graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to college the year after in Wilberforce, Ohio. Fred went to Central State University and received an Associate’s Degree, but that’s not all he accomplished in college. It was there, that he met the love of his life, Barbara Dunson. There, he stole her heart, by telling her at first sight, “One day, I am going to make you my wife.” They soon after began a life together, and what a life it was indeed!
After fifty years of marriage, Fred and Barb moved from Cleveland to Nashville, Tennessee to be closer to their children, but especially their grandchildren. There are memories of Fred to last lifetimes from now, and the family is honored to have had him as a loving husband, a compassionate father, and the most sensitive and kind-hearted grandfather imaginable. His family remembers him as vibrant man, with an amazing personality, quick wit, and a heart that was simply immeasurable.
Surviving family will continue Fred’s legacy with great pride and honor. He is survived by his devoted wife and companion of fifty-seven years, Barbara L. Scott; their three children, F. David Scott (Michelle), Darren L. Scott (Susan) and Rae Danielle Finnie (Marcus), his seven grandchildren (Briana, Brooke, Trevon, Tiana, Tyrone, Marcus Scott and Aiden), one great-granddaughter (Mia Rose) and a host of other family members and dear friends.
In lieu of funeral services, immediate family members will celebrate his life with a private memorial in Nashville, TN.