To God be the glory, for the precious life He gave us in the physical appearance of Walter D. Scott, who entered this world January 22, 1930 to the late Walter Scott Sr. and Elzna Hopper in Cleveland, Mississippi. He was the oldest of three children. His parents, sister and brother all proceeded him in death.
Walter attended school in Cleveland, Mississippi. During this time young men were limited in their ability to attend school. He was often pulled out of class to assist with picking cotton. He did however complete 5th grade. His hard work in the cotton field favored him with business owners, requesting Walter’s services for additional compensation. He worked diligently, helping his mother to provide for their family.
Walter was united with Plummie Caver and in 1952 they relocated to Chicago, Illinois. Their union produced 4 children. Loretta, Janet, Rita and Jason were his life. He loved and adored his children, always speaking highly of them.
Walter’s work ethics landed him several positions in Chicago. He was a Professional Butcher at both Armour Meat Packing and Angelo’s American Warehouse. He retired from Tyson’s Foods as a Processing Forklift Driver.
Walter was affectionately called granddad by his 7 grand-children and great granddad by his 8 great-grand-children. He would light up when any of them visited him. Smiling from ear to ear.
Walter enjoyed singing so much so that he joined the ‘Clarinets’. He sang baritone with them for over 40 years. He was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, enjoying Ron Santos, Billy Williams and Ernie Banks. He was over the moon when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016.
Walter loved life to the fullest. 90 years of loving his family and friends. He made his transition on September 14, 2020 @ 8:42 PM in Ingalls Memorial Hospital.
Walter leaves precious memories to cherish forever, three daughters, Loretta(Frank) Jackson, Janet(Michael) Smith, Rita(DeShon) Linzy, One son, Jason(Tina) Scott. Seven grand-children, Jeffery, Edward, Gerald Sr., Jason II, Jeremy, Ashley and Jeanai; eight great-grand children, Lakenzie, Lakisa, Kerstin, Aarion, Amaya, Jalen, Gerald II, and Jeffery II. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.
“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them this same comfort God has given us.”
2 Corinthians 1:4
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