Fred H. Scott ’58

Fred H. Scott ’58, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 11 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1936, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Harvey H. and Virginia Sanger Scott. He attended Davidson for one year and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1958 with a B.S. in dairy science. While at Tech, he was recipient of many leadership awards and was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges. He began his dairy science career in Staunton in 1956 at the former Augusta Dairies, was transferred to Winchester as plant manager in 1967, and then moved back to Harrisonburg in 1981 as general manager of Valley of Virginia Mill Co-Op (Shenandoah’s Pride), where he remained until his retirement in 1998. In 1989, he was instrumental in planning and executing the move of Shenandoah’s Pride from Washington Street to the new facility in Mount Crawford, now called White Wave. Scott was a vital force in the dairy science industry serving on boards of National Milk Producers Federation, Virginia Dairy Products Association, and a member of most state and local dairy organizations for his entire career. Scott was active in the community, serving on boards of HEC, RCDC, Shenandoah University, C&S Boards of Winchester, and First Union Board of Harrisonburg. He was a member of Harrisonburg Rotary Club and Sons of American Revolution. He was a lifelong Christian and active member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and most recently trustee. He was an avid sports fan, supporting VT in their athletic program. He and his wife loved to travel; the highlight of their many trips was an African safari to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. In 1958, Scott married the former Polly S. Geil, 1480 Glenside Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, his wife of 52 years, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Michael H. Scott and Stuart H. Scott (Susan); three grandchildren, Sara S. Goodrow (Chisen), PV2 Ayla R. Scott, and Kyler M. Scott; and two brothers, Charles H. Scott (Mary) and Robert S. Scott (Patsy).