Howard Scott, 78, of Partridge, died August 15 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Born in Blair, he was a son of the late Leonard Scott and Leona Halcomb Scott and was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Bowman, and five brothers, R.J. Scott, Elmer Scott, Dennis Scott and two infants.
Mr. Scott was employed by the Mine Health and Safety Administration as a federal mine inspector before retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was extremely patriotic and believed in the Christian faith. He was a member of the Letcher County V.F.W., the American Legion, and loved gardening and fishing. He thought the world of his family.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Iris Jean Lewis Scott; three children, Ernie Scott and wife, Tiffany, Partridge; Sherry Geiger and husband, David, Cincinnati; and Wayne Scott and wife, Renee, Lancaster; two sisters, Anna Sue Johnson, Lynch; and Loretta Shepherd, Cumberland; 13 grandchildren, Abby Grace Scott, Alex Geiger, Brittainy Geiger, Amanda Geiger, Demetrious Geiger, Jamaya Geiger, Adrian Geiger, Steven Simpson Scott, Samantha Scott, Toby Scott, Darren Scott, Robert Scott and Brianna Scott; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday, August 18) from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at the Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church with the Reverend Ron Oplinger officiating.
At the family’s request all in attendance should wear some type of face covering and practice social distancing.
Burial will follow the services in the D.L. Creech Cemetery with military rites by the Harlan Honor Guard.
Alex Geiger, David Geiger, Robert Scott, Toby Scott, Billy Baird, and Rick Bullock will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Demetrious Geiger and Adrian Geiger.
Tri City Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.