Funeral services for David Nelson Scott, age 65, will be at 11:00 a.m.Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church (315 West Sycamore Avenue) in Duncan, OK, with the pastor, Rev. Ronald Boyd, pastor, officiating. Rev. Dwight McGee, will bring the eulogy.
DEATH/BURIAL. David Nelson Scott died Thursday, May 31, 2018 in San Diego, CA. Burial will be with military honors at Henderson-Harris CemeteryDuncan, OK, under the directions of Howard-Harris Funeral ServicesLawton.
He was born November 16, 1952 in Duncan, Oklahoma the eighth child born to Horace and Florene Scott. He attended Douglass and Duncan High Schools and Red River Vo-Tech graduating in 1971. He accepted Christ early in life and was baptized at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Duncan under the pastorate of Rev. N. W. James, Sr. David loved to sing and played the drums. He was a member of the chorale in high school where he took singing and voice lessons. He was part of the singing band "The Blue Velvet Soul Band" where he led and played drums. He loved his bandmates: Wayne TynerAll instruments, Melvin BrunerKeys/Lead, Charles Coulter (Turkey)Bass/lead, and James (Shawty) Onealdrums. Dave moved away leaving his bandmates to enlist in the Navy where he aboard the USS Chicago (Cy II). He was a ship mechanic. David enjoyed his stay in the Navy. He served four years and was discharged honorably. He loved working in on ships and after military service, he worked as a civilian ship mechanic at the San Diego base ship yard for 15-years. He fathered one sonJuba McClay. David met Rosalyn Sandershis hairdresser in 1979. They later married on March 21, 1992 making their home in San Diego, CA where he fathered Juba, Elizabeth and Pearl. Following his dream to become a cross country driver, he fulfilled his dream and went to San Diego Truck Driving School. Following his training, he worked for the City of San Diego, CA driving a dump truck. He later, begin driving cross country for a trucking company out of Dallas, Texas until his health failed in 2014. His trucking handle was "Talkie Scott"my how he loved to talk. He loved his wife of 25 years; his siblings, family and especially the elderly. When he returned home, he made it his business to visit the elderly in the community and the nursing home. He was a caregiver for his Aunt Artiz Alsendor until his passing. He enjoyed feeding the hungry every Tuesday making a pot of spaghetti. He was a member of the Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego, CA where he served under the leadership of Dr. Timothy J. Winters. He was active in the choir, Bible Groups, widowship for men and the feeding ministry.
SURVIVORS INCLUDE. One (1) son, Juba McClay, of Mesa, Arizona; one (1) brother, Herbert Scott, of Duncan, OK; seven (7) grandchildren: Juba McClay, Jr.; Keioujana Harris; Elijah McClay; Isaiah McClay; Julian McClay; Jael McClay and India McClay; one (1) aunt: Coletta Williams, of Ardmore, OK; a special niece: Jonjla Dean of Duncan, OK as well as other special nieces and nephews; other relative and special friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; five (5) brothers and four (4) sisters.
Published on June 8, 2018