Eli Marion Scott Jr. was born March 22, 1935, the son of Eli Marion Sr. and Ruth Smith Scott, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Doris Jean Russell, who survives.
Mr. Scott lived in Hardin County all of his life where he was employed by Clayton Homes as a maintenance supervisor for more than 20 years, and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Savannah. He was also a trader, carpenter, electrician and he remodeled houses. He enjoyed spending time and playing with his grandchildren.
He departed this life on Feb. 26 at HMC Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 4 days.
In addition to his wife, Doris Scott of Savannah, he is survived by two sons, Rickey Scott and his wife, Patty and Quentin Scott, all of Savannah; four grandchildren, Tasha Scott, Crystal Bennett, Alex Scott and Amanda Whitlock; six great-grandchildren, Brana Bennett, Kailey Bennett, Macy Fralix, Kaelyn Fralix, Ayden Fralix and Ava Brooke Whitlock and a brother, Meredith Scott of Killen, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Margaret Ann Scott; a sister, Nellie Rinks and four brothers, Thomas Scott, Cecil Scott, Lloyd Scott and Ernest Scott.
Services were held Saturday, March 1, in Savannah with Carroll Smith and Wayne Bittle officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens in Savannah.