Roy F Scott Jr., 68, transitioned from his life on Thursday, December 6; 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on April 21, 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the 2nd child born to the union of Roy F. Scott, Sr. and Reida E. Frey. A lifelong resident of Columbus, Roy was raised in the tightly knit community, known as “American Addition”. He was educated within the Columbus Public School system, graduating from North High School.
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Roy entered the U.S. Armed forces and served in Army’s “173rd” Airborne (Sky Soldier), fighting during the Vietnam Conflict and Desert Storm, earning and becoming a recipient of the “Bronze Star”. Roy furthered his desire to serve when he applied for and received an appointment to the Columbus Division of Police in 1979, graduating as President of his academy class. During his career, he held various positions, including assignments in Patrol, Vice, Public Records and Homicide, as well as serving as a Grievance Rep. for the Fraternal Order of Police. Roy’s personality was that of a social butterfly, reflected in the pride he held of his Native American heritage; The Army 173rd and Columbus Division of Police. He was a recognized member of several organizations, including the Indian Nation of “Saponi-Catawba”, The Ohio Police & Retirees Inc., National Fraternal Order of Police, past President of Chapter 17, past National President of the 173rd, presiding over 5,000 members, Honorary Kentucky Colonel, Council Member of the Saponi-Catawba Nation.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Roy F. Scott and Reida E. Scott-Fields; sister, Janice Nahlovsky and brother, Thomas Scott.
Roy leaves behind to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy, his wife, Jessica Scott; children: J. Dawn (Sam) Miller, Ashanti Lowe, Cyrena Nichols, Rayford Nichols and Kenneth Scott. Grandchildren: RaShawn Jones, Ashanya Jones, Manuel Monger, Tanner Miller, Luke Miller and Terry’iona Scott; special brother and “sister-in-love” Earl & Karen Fields; sisters, Irena (James) Scott-Rand, Carol Scott-Hariston and brother, Alan Fields; special nephew, Dwayne Robinson; special friend Merv Shelton and a host of family and friends.
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