Franklin Duane Scott, 82, fought valiant battle with cancer to the very end

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Franklin Duane Scott
Franklin Duane Scott

Franklin Duane Scott, of Wilmington, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was 82.

“Scotty” was born Nov. 18, 1932, to Mabel and Marion Scott in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and served in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. It was there that he met the love of his life, Betty Cook Scott, now deceased. Upon his discharge from the Army, Frank and Betty spent one winter in Fargo and chose to call North Carolina home.

Frank retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad but, never one to slow down, he remained active in the Lions Club, St. John’s Masonic Lodge, bowling, fishing and taking care of his yard. Frank especially loved being active in his community and lending a hand wherever he could. He cherished his many friends and neighbors in Olde Point and Olde Camden.

Frank fought a valiant battle with cancer to the very end.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Kenneth and wife, Bonnie, of Winnabow and Bill and wife, Beth, of Wilmington; grandchildren, Erin Trask and husband, Allen, of Wilmington, Allison Scott, of Raleigh, Bailey Anthony and husband, Braxton, of Raleigh, Chad Scott, of Winnabow and Kyle Scott, of Winnabow; and great-grandchildren, Nelson Trask, of Wilmington and Grayson Nowack, of Denver, Iowa. Also surviving are brother, Daniel and wife, Yvonne, of Minneapolis; sisters, Jeanne Mallarian, of Dana Point, California and Linda Nelson and husband, Ralph, of Columbia Heights, Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Louise Willis, of Wilmington and Betty Scott, of Minneapolis; as well as many beloved in-laws and friends.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Willard and Gerald.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Andrews Valley Chapel. A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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