Harry Scott Headed West

Super Sabre Society Charter member Harry D. Scott, 79, headed west Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Tallahassee, FL. He was born November 24, 1937 to Harold and Rubye Scott in Chattahoochee, FL. He was raised in Chattahoochee and graduated from Chattahoochee High School.

Harry graduated in 1959 from Florida State University where he played trumpet in the marching band. After graduation, Harry joined the Air Force where he flew KB-50s, F-4s, T-37s, T-38s, C-123s. Harrys favorite was the F-100 and he flew it with the 121 TFS DCANG, Myrtle Beach; 416 TFS MISTY, Tuy Hoa and the 493 TFS at Lakenheath. He served two combat tours of duty in Vietnam including the F-100 Misty’s (Misty 138). He earned the Purple Heart when he was shot down on Jan 18, 1970 after being hit by a ZSU-23 radar guided cannon. He was rescued by Jolly Green Giant crew, Ted L. Smith, RCC, John A. Raper, RCCP,  Daryl I.  Durant, FE, Ricky L Fleming, PJ#1, Lehman L. Booher, PJ#2.

After Vietnam, the Air Force allowed Harry to travel the world. He retired from the Air Force in Tampa after 21 years of service. After retirement from the Air Force, Harry had several flying jobs before earning his MBA and starting a new career in accounting working as an examiner for Barnett Bank and the State of Florida. When he finally retired for good, he enjoyed travel with his wife, Meta, spending time with his kids and grandkids and following FSU sports, the Boston Red Sox and golf. He really enjoyed his weekly golf games with the usual suspects at Hilaman Golf Course.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Laverne Edenfield. He is survived by his wife, Meta Scott, his sons, Eric Scott (Carol) of Tallahassee, Kevin Scott of Tampa and David Scott (Stephanie Aymond) of Dallas, TX, his daughter Sheri Zieminick (Mike) of Charleston, SC, his grandchildren Hunter and Jake Scott, Merritt and Carter Zieminick, and Lily Granadillo, and his siblings Marie Scott of Chattahoochee and Randy Scott (Candace) of Perry.

A Celebration of Life will be held on March 4, 2017 at 5:00pm at the family home.