Mr. Scott was employed at Walker Boat Yard and James Marine as a towboat captain for over 42 years.
Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Carolyn Duncan Scott of Brookport; his daughter, Misty Henley and husband Kevin of Unionville; his son, William Thomas “Billy” Scott and wife Lacy of Kevil, Ky.; his grandchildren, Alexis Burnett, Caitlynn Scott, Kristen Stringer and Weston Scott; one sister, Shirley Taylor of Brookport; one sister-in-law, Mary Scott of Beaver Dam, Ky.; a cousin, Mike Little; and a “special” dad, Bob Hogan of Brookport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Mary Naomi Scott; one granddaughter, Tatum Scott; his sisters, Alma Hogan, Thelma Simpson, Mary Belle Bruce and Catherine Sweeney; and his brothers, Tommy Scott and William Harold Scott.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Brookport Church of God with Rev. Charles Tate officiating. Burial followed at Pell Cemetery in Brookport.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.