H. David Scott, 87, of Portsmouth, has been reunited with his beloved wife, Mary Ann. David passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the SOMC Hospice Center surrounded by family. He was born in Portsmouth on March 21, 1935, the eldest son of the late Ralph Frederick and Charlotte Louise Asche Scott.
David retired after serving 26 years with the Portsmouth Police Department where he worked as the Head Desk Sergeant. Following retirement, he returned to his roots in the family business, working at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home. He was a Korean War era veteran having served as a medic with the U.S. Air Force. David was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church and was a 1954 graduate of Portsmouth High School. He loved to golf with friends and tinker around in his workshop. David’s great love in the summertime was tending to his vegetable garden. When the Buckeyes were playing, he could be found watching the game with his daughter, Emily.
On December 17, 1960, David married the love of his life, Mary Ann Miers Scott, in Portsmouth and they spent 37 years together before her death on January 21, 1998.
Surviving are three daughters, Emily Elaine (Billy) Levi of Portsmouth, Ellen Marie (Kris) Phillips of Dublin and Erin Elizabeth (Jamey) Yore of Longwood, FL; a brother, Ralph F. (Patty) Scott II of Portsmouth; three sisters, Betty J. Dials and Edith I. (John) Caudill, of West Portsmouth and Virginia L. “Ginger” (Terry, Sr.) Stevenson of Sciotoville; four grandchildren, Lauren Phillips, Carson Yore, Peyton Levi and Shelby Yore; his sister-in-law and her husband, Phyllis (Russ) Spears of Cornelia, GA; many nieces, nephews and their families; and his beloved dog, Bradley and grand-dog, Ace.
David was also preceded in death by his sister, Rosalind “Rosie” Ann Horn, and her husband, Carl D. Horn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Dennis Dawes, Minister officiating and interment in Scioto Burial Park. The James Dickey Post #23 American Legion will conduct military rites.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 6 P.M. and one hour prior to services Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201-25th St., Portsmouth, OH 45662 and Sierra’s Haven for New & Used Pets, 80 Bierly Rd. Portsmouth, OH 45662.
The flag of the U.S. Air Force will fly at the funeral home in honor of Mr. Scott’s service to our country.