It is with profound sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Eric Scott of St. George, who passed away on January 6, 2024, at the age of 66, surrounded by his family.
Eric Luther Scott was born on June 19, 1957, in Washington, DC to Melvin McCabe Scott, Jr. and Astrid Karlsen Scott. His parents instilled in him the value of hard work and a love for his country and its history. His mother, a Norwegian immigrant, also taught him the importance of his heritage.
He grew up with his older sister, Susan, and younger brother, John, in New England, living in Virginia and Massachusetts. It was there that he and his family developed their love and loyalty to the Boston Celtics. He was well known for his unwavering work ethic, devotion to his family and community, and his witty sense of humor that brought laughter and joy to those who knew him.
He was also an active and faithful member of his faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a 2-year mission in the state of Oregon.
In 1979, at Rick’s College (now BYU-Idaho), Eric met the love of his life, Sherri Christensen Scott. They were married a year later in the Oakland, California temple. Together, they shared 44 years of marriage and raised three children – Paul, Katie, and Ryan. He worked for over 40 years in the financial industry, starting his own business, Eric Scott Financial, where he was dedicated to serving his clients and was well-respected by his peers.
Eric was a pillar of his community, actively involved in his church, various charities, and his locally-based business. He also enjoyed traveling (he was an avid trip planner) and experiencing the many beautiful places this world had to offer, especially spending time with his family on the many wonderful beaches.
Above all, Eric was a devoted husband, loving father, and doting grandfather. He instilled in his children the values of kindness, hard work, and a sense of humor. His wisdom, laughter, and stories will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Eric is survived by his wife, Sherri, his children, Paul, Katie (Michael), and Ryan, and his beloved grandchildren, Alexis, Calvin, Oriana, and Addison. He is also survived by his siblings, Susan and John, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:00am, at the Crimson Cliffs Ward Building, located at 2079 E. 2450 S. St. George, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6-7pm and Saturday from 9:30-10:30.
Interment will be at Tonaquint Cemetery.
Eric’s family wish to extend their gratitude to the many friends, family, neighbors, and hospice caregivers for their kindness, support, and compassion in his final days.
Eric’s legacy of love, laughter and generosity will forever be cherished in the hearts of those he touched.
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