Lewis Alexander Scott, Sr. "Scotty", age 92, of South Corning, NY passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Bath VA Medical Center.
Lewis was born on May 5, 1925 in South Corning, NY, the son of the late George and the late Amelia (Hill) Scott. He attended Corning Free Academy before joining the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific during WWII from 1943 to 1946. He married Thelma L. Tarver on October 18, 1958 in Elmira, NY.
After serving in the Army, Lewis returned to Corning and graduated from the Corning Glass Works Apprentice Training Program, class of 1973. He then began working as a pipefitter for Corning Glass Works recently receiving his 70 years of service pin.
Lewis was a founding member of the Crystal City Social Club and a member of the NAACP. He was an avid sportsman – enjoying fishing, hunting, golfing, ice-skating and running his beagles. He was a coach for the Corning little league baseball team and loved to watch Syracuse football and basketball and the NY Mets. He also enjoyed listening to Jazz music. His greatest joy was his family. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed every moment spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Thelma Scott of Corning, NY; sons: Lewis A. (Mary Gill-Scott) Scott, Jr. of Corning, NY and George (Paulette Braithwaite) Scott of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren: Jordan and Aidan Scott and Jacqueline Scott.
In addition to his parents, Lewis was predeceased by his brothers: Edward and Glenn Scott; and nephew, Glenn Odom.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. A funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 7:00 PM, Rev. Keith Dangerfield officiating. Committal prayers with full military honors will be held on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the family plot in Hope Cemetery, Corning.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lewis' name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202 or visit www.donations.diabetes.org.