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Robert Earl Scott, Sr.

June 9, 2020

Mr. Robert Earl Scott, Sr., 82, of Poplarville, Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in Ocshner Medical Center, New Orleans.

Mr. Scott was born May 13, 1938 in McNeill, Mississippi to Walter Cobe Scott and Ruby Sones Scott. He was retired from the timber industry and a member of First Baptist Church of Picayune.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Jeanette Whitfield Scott; one sister, Carol Scott Strickland; and one brother, Walter Scott.

Family members include his wife Nan Pigott Scott of Poplarville; four children, Robert Earl “Rusty” Scott, Jr., Martha (Paul) Miller, Shelly Scott, Robin Scott; five grandchildren, Paige (Cody) Ladner, Dre` (Jonathan) Sanderson, Carsen Miller, Raven Sones, River Sones; three great-grandchildren, Fynlea Ladner, Maze Ladner, Millee Ladner; two sisters, Martha (Albert) Prince, Rosemary Boyte; a host of extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ben Smith, Sonny Sones, Ray Walker, Ed Penton, Richard Sones, and Horace Stewart.

Funeral services were held at Sones Chapel Baptist Church on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 am. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends and had visitation after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church and Friday morning until services.

The family respectfully requests all visitors to observe current social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church of Picayune, Sones Chapel Baptist Church, or Olive Bapitst Church, Lumberton.

White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982. www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com.