Walter Scott III ’59

Walter Scott III '59Mr. Walter Scott III, age 81, of Charlotte, NC died February 21, 2018, Mr. Scott was born December 31, 1936 in Charlotte, the son of the late Sarah Adelaide Mayer Scott and Walter Scott, Jr.

Mr. Scott was educated in the Charlotte Public Schools, graduating in 1955 from Myers Park High School. Walter received his Eagle Scott Award from Troop 3.

Walter was a 1959 graduate of Davidson College with an AB Degree in Economics. While at Davidson College, he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, the Philanthropic Literary Society and Varsity Rifle Team.

Walter served as a Cadet Major in the Reserve Officers Training Corps, where he received the designation of Distinguished Military Student and Distinguished Military Graduate. Following graduation he served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Security Agency.

Mr. Scott was employed in his family’s business, Scott Drug Company, for 12 years, serving as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer and was a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Scott was then employed by United Carolina Bank in Charlotte NC for 12 years as a Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer. Mr. Scott was retired from Cline & Co., Inc. serving as a Condominium Property Manager and collections manager.

Mr. Scott was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Country Club (where his grandfather had been a founding member), The Mayflower Society, Military Order of the Stars and Bars and the St. Andrews Society.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Ridgeway Scott, daughters, Caroline Talley of Atlanta, GA, Sally McKinley of Charlotte, NC, Adelaide Palermo of Greensboro, NC, Jennifer Brown of Charlotte, NC , nine grandchildren and was predeceased by daughter Heather Mattress, Raleigh, NC (2007).

The family will receive friends at their home on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. There will be a graveside memorial service at Elmwood Cemetery, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to The Davidson Fund at Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28036 and Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. (704)375-0100.

Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 25, 2018