C H A R L E S E D W A R D S C O T T
Charles Edward Scott was born on February 14, 1933 in the Springhill Community of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He was the first born of four children born to Tucker Lee and Rosie Biggs Scott. His contagious laugh and bright smile warmed the hearts of friends and family alike.
Charles attended the Springhill and Shady Grove Schools. He accepted Christ at a young age and united with Clayborn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as a steward. In 2004, when Clayborn Chapel AME Church and St. Paul AME Church merged, he transferred his membership to St. Paul AME Church. He was appointed to the steward board under the leadership of Rev. James H. Giles., Sr. He married the apple of his eye Martha Jean Dixon on June 18, 1959 and to this union two children were born, Edward and Wanda. He instilled in his children the value of a good name and a strong work ethic. He was one of the most notable employees at Henderson State University embracing a 54-year long career as a Chef. He loved to cook and he loved the students. For many years he worked beside some of the greatest chefs at Henderson State University including his longtime friend and uncle, George Biggs. He also barbequed for the Second of August picnic and was a volunteer fire fighter for the Gum Springs fire department for many years.He made friends easily and was always known to be mild tempered and humble. He was always a devoted husband, father and grandfather; no sacrifice was too great for his family. Fishing and hunting were some of his favorite pastimes.
On Thursday, March 15, 2018 after 85 fruitful years, he passed from this life. His job was completed; his journey here has ended. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Henry L. Scott, Franklin T. Scott and Harvey Scott and a great-granddaughter, Mia Shavers. Memories of Charles Edward Scott will live in the hearts of his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Martha J. Scott; two children, Edward Scott and his wife, Claretta of Arkadelphia, AR and Wanda Hearn and her husband, Rev. Troy Hearn of Arkadelphia, AR; three grandchildren, Treywan Hearn, Troylonda Hearn and Antonio Shavers and his wife Paola; one brother, Frank Scott of Los Angeles, CA; four great-grandchildren, Jaylin Shavers, Kendall Shavers, Madison and Noah Hearn; four sisters, Olivia Scott and Charlene Williams both of Los Angeles, CA, Judy Hunter and her husband Bobby, and Gwendolyn Thomas both of Little Rock, AR. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.Public visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will be shared on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. T. W. Scott serving as eulogist. Interment will be at the Springhill cemetery in the Springhill community.