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
*All About Dogs Coastal Rescue or the Baldwin County Humane Society at allaboutdogscr.com or baldwinhumane.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.
Such a. Wonderful person. Prayers for Lisa and the family 🙏🏻
Will was such an encourager and always had a smile, no matter what he was going through. We loved singing in the choir with him where he was featured on many of the songs. So thankful for the time we had with him!
I am heartbroken to be reading this news. I have so many fond memories of Will at work- always willing to help me with a patient, always had a way of encouraging even the most difficult patients, supplied me with plenty of sticks of gum, and the only man I know that could sleep at the lunch table sitting up with his earbuds in both ears all amongst a table of ladies yakking!His smile would light up a room and his singing voice always brought me to tears. When our last child decided to come way too early and the name “William” was suggested, I thought of all the “Will”’s I know and Will Scott was at the top of the list with his strength, kindness, courage, and beautiful heart. I always told him he had the voice of an Angel- well sing on my sweet friend!
I so wish that I could be there to celebrate your life today! You were a great coworker and your kindness will not be forgotten. You’ll always be “Big Will”! 💙
Will was such a sweet soul with a big heart and beautiful voice. I worked with him at Thomas hospital and admired his amazing attitude and smile. Heaven truly attained another angel. Fly high my friend.
I will sure miss your larger than life smile Big Daddy Will. God has gained a good one for HIs PT Department.
I’m glad we were friends from when you and Lisa were in my Sunday School Singles class to the many times you sang in the sanctuary to the day you sang in my dying father’s room in the hospital. May God bless you and I know you will be singing to Jesus