William Earl Scott, Jr., 66, beloved husband, dad and Will-Will, passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
Will was born in Mobile, AL on May 24, 1956, to William E. Scott, Sr. and June Snowden Scott. He graduated from Davidson High School in 1974. He continued his education graduating with his undergraduate degree in Music from the University of South Alabama. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in Sports Medicine in 1994 from the American Sports Academy in Daphne. He furthered his education at Bishop State obtaining an associate degree to become a Physical Therapy Assistant in 1996.
Will moved from Mobile to Daphne in 1996 and shortly after began his career in Physical Therapy at Thomas Hospital. He was passionate about his work and truly loved working with patients. His work family was his second family, developing and making lifelong friendships with his co-workers.
Music was another love of Will’s, and he used his gift to glorify his God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He sang at church, weddings, funerals, birthdays and at the bedside of many of his patients. It was his joy to minister to others bringing a little brightness to their day.
Will was an avid work-out buff. He enjoyed exercising and lifting weights. He was conscientious about his health and wellbeing. As with any place he spent any significant time, he made many friendships and long lasting relationships at the gym.
Anyone that knew Will, knew how much he loved Alabama Football. He looked forward all year to the beginning of football season and was always there to cheer the Crimson Tide through thick or thin.
Most importantly to Will after his relationship with God, was his family. Will was a wonderful husband, incredible Dad to Brent, Blake and Holly Jo and Will-Will (grandfather) to Paul and Layla June. He was also the best dog dad to R.T. (Roll Tide) and loved performing tricks with him. He was always there for his family and quick to find humor in any given situation. He was tender hearted and the first to offer the best hugs for any reason or no reason at all. Will was loved by so many for his ability to accept people right where they are and offer a big hug and friendly smile. He made a tremendous impact on our community and will be greatly missed.
Will is preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Scott, Sr. and June Snowden Scott. He is survived by is loving wife of 27 years, Lisa Scott; children, Brent Vinson (Melissa), Blake Vinson (Brittany) and Holly Jo Scott (fiancé, Spencer Baumhower); two precious grandchildren, Paul C. Vinson and Layla June Vinson; three sisters, Patricia Lee (Mark), Cheryl Scott Miller (Dennis) and Marsha Jones (Bruce); along with numerous nieces, nephews extended family and many friends.
A service to celebrate Will’s life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Fairhope First Baptist Church, 300 S. Section Street in Fairhope, at 2:30PM. There will be a time of visitation before the service beginning at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Will’s memory to any of the following
*UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at cancer.uams.edu
*Fairhope First Baptist Church Music Ministry at firstfairhope.org
Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.