Scott, Harry Dudley

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Harry Dudley Scott age 94, of McCoy, Virginia died, Friday, March 13, 2020, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery. He was born in Binkton, Virginia at the coal camp (now Pulaski) on April 30, 1925 to the late Harry Hamilton and Susan Nena Sifford Scott and also preceded in death by his sisters Christine Scadron, Goldia Reisert, Lethia Duncan, and brother Bobby B. Scott.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Faye Mullins Scott; their five children, Alex (Donna) of McCoy, VA, Sherry Warren (Bill) of McDonough, GA, Susan Hogan (Tim) of Springfield, VA, Ellen Cumby (Guy) of Richmond, VA and Tim (Ellen) of Blacksburg, VA; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Cleo and Kenneth Beachum, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the many friends and family that have supported Dudley over the last several years, especially Carol & Bobby Roop and Bernard & Debbie Duncan.

Dudley worked in the coal mines and at the Radford Arsenal. He loved to fish and trap and work in his garden. Dudley was a founding member of Community Christian Church in McCoy, where he served as a deacon and was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He loved being with his family, sitting on the front porch watching the birds, and playing the Dobro guitar. Dudley had a passion for collecting and presenting coal mining relics and stories. Dudley was the featured coal miner in the book, Keepers of the Tradition by Michael Abraham and Leslie Roberts Gregg. He was the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Blacksburg 4th of July parade.

Dudley wanted to keep the coal mining tradition alive and it would make him happy for people to continue to come out and support the annual Coal Miner’s Day in McCoy, (this year May 16) and for that reason, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Coal Mining Heritage Association of Montgomery County, Virginia
P.O. Box 511
McCoy, Va. 24111

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:00 am in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Chris Brandow officiating. Interment will follow in the McCoy Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 am Tuesday morning prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.