ROLLING FORK — Thomas Vollie Scott Jr., or Tommy, 53, of Rolling Fork, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, in Greenwood. Private family funeral services were at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Rolling Fork First Baptist Church, with Pastor Millard Caulder of Lambert First Baptist Church officiating. Roadside visitation followed the funeral. Burial followed at the Mound Cemetery with private graveside service for family after.
Pallbearers were Jerry Keever, Randy Scott, Tom Scott, Ryan Scott, Charlie Darden, Feliciano Grimaldo, Sr., and Brad Craddock. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Billarreal, Carlo Caselli, Vicks Phelps IV, Eddie Holcolmb and Feliciano Grimaldo Jr. “Cheeto.” Arrangements were by Glenwood Funeral Home.
Tommy was born in Greenville to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott Sr. on June 2, 1967. He was a graduate of Sharkey Issaquena Academy, Mississippi Delta Community College, and Delta State University, but only after each institution nearly had to be burned down to get him to leave. He began his career at the ripe, old age of 15, as an orderly at Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital and ended his career there and at Rolling Fork Medical Clinic as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Superman, Champion of the community, and aka “Doc Tommy,” at the age of 53. He always considered the hospital his second home and the staff his second family. Tommy had an incredible love for his community and he never met a stranger.
He is survived by three beautiful children (because how could Tommy produce anything less): Nikki Scott, 26, Tom Scott, 23, and Anna Scott, 15; his wife of 28 years, Jennifer Scott, who deserves a jewel in her crown in heaven for getting a saddle on that wild, unruly buck after so many others tried and failed; parents, Thomas Sr., 80, Faye, 81; and his brother, Randy, 58.
The family wishes to thank Brian Hill, RN and the medical staff at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.