David Montague Scott

Born January 21, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio
Departed February 15, 2024 in Palm Bay, Florida

David Montague Scott of Melbourne, Florida, age 87, passed away on February 15, 2024 in Palm Bay, Florida. He was born on January 21, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio.

He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. It was there where he became an active member of the United States Naval Reserve, continuing his service after moving back to Columbus in the late 1950s. He went on to have a successful career in wholesale and retail sales. Before retiring he worked for Opera Columbus and became a member of the Supernumeraries “Supers.” Upon retiring, he moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1990.

He lived his life in the words of his father – “Face the sunshine and let the shadows fall behind.” He was always the first to lend a helping hand and brought joy to all he met.

He was a member of St. Sebastian’s-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Also, he was an active volunteer for their Shop of Gulls Thrift in Indialantic, Florida.

David is predeceased by his parents Walter Harlan Scott and Cecelia Lerline Scott; stepmother Jane T. Scott and sister; Gloria Williams and his partner of many years, R. W. Amos.

He is survived by two loving daughters Susan Jane-Marie Scott of Richmond, Virginia and Sara “Sally” Scott Small (Scot); three granddaughters Hannah, Abigail and Grace of Catlett, Virginia and stepbrother Frank H. Scott of Casstown, Ohio.

Graveside services will take place at Union Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio at a later date.

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Robert E from Erie wrote on February 27, 2024:
I am heartbroken at the loss of our beloved David. He was truly one of the kindest and happiest people I have had the privilege of knowing. I met him and Bob while on vacation in Fort Lauderdale in 2012. We kept in touch year round and met every year the same week until the Covid lockdown. Since Bob’s passing I looked forward to our phone calls and hearing his infectious laughter. We have lost a dear soul and a wonderful human being. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.
Tina B. wrote on February 25, 2024:
RIP, Dave. You put the fun in dysfunction!! The view from the box office was more entertaining because of you. Thanks for the laughs, and just for being such a happy guy. Godspeed!
Kurt Anderson from Tampa wrote on February 24, 2024:
Dave and I first met 45 years ago when we worked for the same wholesale company. He was a great friend. When that company burned down, he led me to another company that he had found and we both worked there for a number of years. Dave was always upbeat and friendly -- in a good mood. He never missed sending me a birthday card and I feel guilty that I often forgot his birthday. The only time that I remember David being glum was when he lost Bob, is partner for 25+ years. Dave was a shining star to all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace and eternal light shine upon him.
Chris Ryan from Sebastian, Florida wrote on February 23, 2024:
All of us in Brevard and Indian River Counties in Florida are saddened by the news of Dave's passing. He was a wonderful friend for many years. Dave was always at the gatherings with a smile on his face and his good nature was enjoyed by his friends and neighbors alike.
Tamara Baker from Ponte Vedra Beach wrote on February 22, 2024:
So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was a fun, kind soul and always a good friend to my mother, Maria Kellenbach. May your memories of the joy he brought to this world bring you peace.
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