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Frederick "Rick" Nay Scott

September 14, 1936 — February 13, 2024


Frederick "Rick" Nay Scott

Frederick Nay Scott, known as Rick Scott by everyone, was born on September 14, 1936, in Anderson, Indiana and died on February 13, 2024, at the age of 87. He is survived by five children and their descendants. Rick worked in the banking industry as a system analyst for many years in various places before settling in Arkansas with his third bride, Myra. Myra predeceased Rick and he missed her greatly.  

Those who knew him best spoke of his irreverence, his love of trees, his conservative viewpoint, and his leadership and involvement in community organizations. Rick served as the president of the local property owner’s association for many years.  Rick won several terms as Pulaski County Constable.  Rick was involved in the organization to clean up and re-establish the Palestine Cemetery, which was a project close to his heart. Rick was a board member of the Oak Grove Fire Department. Rick volunteered with the North Little Rock Christmas parade for several years. Rick was an active member in SERTOMA. Rick subscribed to many magazines which he donated to various organizations.  Rick aided in the restoration of the USS Razorback at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. 

Rick spent many hours working to improve the world around him, organizing trash pickups along the road on Panther Mountain, working with the forest service on conservation efforts for the local trees, and promoting the interest of Panther Mountain in City Council meetings. Rick knew if anything was happening in the neighborhood. 

Rick was said to be the kind of man who would give you the shirt off his back.  One neighbor recalled that his dog would sit outside and wait for Rick to come home. Another friend spoke of Rick’s intelligence, his kindness, and his snarky sense of humor, and said that Rick was always the first to volunteer to serve projects no matter what they were. Yet another friend said that Rick would help anyone who needed it and said that you always knew exactly where you stood with him. And another friend spoke of whiling away the hours discussing books and history.

Rick was private about his personal life, so much so that some of the locals thought he must be in witness protection. Rick was known for wearing his little English caps and overalls.  Rick was sometimes a difficult man, but the people who knew him best say they loved him all the same and that he will be missed in Pulaski County.

Private family services will be held at a later date.   

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