James Fuller Scott, age 78, died in American Fork, Utah, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from complications due to stroke.
Jim was born on July 17, 1936, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Aletris and Robert Scott. After graduating from Warner High School in 1953, Jim attended the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated in 1957 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. After working in the petroleum industry, he returned to OU where he earned his Masters in Nuclear Engineering in 1963. After graduation he worked for Phillips Petroleum in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he met and married Lorna Stringam Scott. Jim's work took the family to Lynchburg, VA, and then to Tinton Falls, NJ. He worked for Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) for the next 20 years at company headquarters in Newark and then at the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station as a Nuclear Engineer performing statistical analyses. After retirement in 1998, Jim renewed his love of the outdoors and is remembered as an avid sportsman. His two favorite activities included hunting and fishing. Jim was 1/4 Creek (Muskogee) Indian and was very proud of his Native American heritage and membership in the Creek Nation.
Jim is survived by his children, Colin Edward Scott, N. Elaine Scott (Eric) Huntsman, and Kevin Theodore (Marlaine) Scott, and by two grandchildren, Rachel and Samuel Huntsman. Jim was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Lorna.
Visitation will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial, 3401 S. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 7, with funeral services and interment to follow from 11:00 am-12:30 pm.
The family thanks Mr. Steve Sabins and the staff at Bel Aire Assisted Living in both Orem and in American Fork for their loving care of our Dad. Special thanks to Dr. Bruce Chamberlain, and to the kind nurses and other staff at Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice.
Funeral services under the direction of Legacy Funerals. To express condolences visit www.LegacyFunerals.com