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Celebrating the life of
Frederick Corya Scott
Passed away on August 13, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
  • 54 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-8460

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

I am sorry for your loss. Death is always a painful event for us all. However Jehovah offers us comfort in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. I always find this scripture to be of encouragement. Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. How satisfying that will be. May joyful memories fill your minds and hearts through this difficult time.

Roosevelt G, Savannah, Ga

I will remember the good times at Speedway High with you. Rest In Peace. Carol

Carol Fidler Hargrave, Weeki Wachee, FL

It is with much sadness that Alice and I say "good-bye" to our long time friend Fred Scott..Good friends from New Canaan CT and The Landings he will be sorely missed by all of us who have known him for years...

John David Walton, Barnegat Light , NJ

Gretchen- You and Fred are two of the most warm and charming people I've had the pleasure of knowing and working for as our valued clients. Fred led a life well lived and I look forward to meeting your children.

Dan Bromstad , Savannah , GA

Joe and I were very sorry to hear of our classmates' passing. Please accept our condolences.

Joe and Marilyn Cork, Speedway, , IN

Gretchen -- As you know, Fred and I (and several others) shared many happy memories and experiences since we were very young. The most recent was a shared baseball game in Indianapolis on a warm summer afternoon. The Indians were playing I think. The first was some kind of a wild, diapered run-about in his back yard while our mothers chatted. Many more fun times in between. His passing is another milestone in our lives marking the many things we share. I shall miss his presence deeply.

Dave Webster, Laguna Woods, ca

Gretchen - I wish you and your family my deepest condolences and pray that you find peace and comfort in this most difficult time. Fred - our good friend and fellow artist, will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Larry Levow, Savannah, GA

You will be missed by many. I didn't know you for very long, but enjoyed taking art classes with you as Larry taught us how to be artists. You were a great artist, Fred! I will miss seeing you in class, I know how much you enjoyed it. I wish your family wonderful lasting memories, I am deeply sorry

Rhondda Netherton, Savannah, Ga

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was a great Little Giant and fraternity brother. My deep sympathy to all his friends and family.

Doug Burns, Denver, CO

A wonderful tribute to such a beautifully lived life. My deepest sympathy to Lisa, Gretchen and all of the Scott family. I pray that you are comforted by special lifelong memories of your time with him on this earth.

Shelley Reddy, Cincinnati, OH

Sending heartfelt sympathy to Gretchen and the children. You all took such good care, always surrounding him with your love. May your memories of Fred that you cherish give you strength at this very sad time. God has brought him home.

NEIL and Tina Austing, Savannah, Ga

Fred was a wonderful man whom I was privileged to know as a colleague and friend at Eli Lilly & Co., and later as a participant in the Corporate Round Table he led while teaching at Boston University. Fred was blessed with supreme intelligence which he always tempered with a ready wit and a calm demeanor. As an executive he was one of the finest I have met and his excellence as an educator was attested to by his selection as the professor of the year at BU. I valued his counsel, his friendship and have only the finest memories of our times together. My condolences are with his family who can derive comfort from knowing that Fred's was a life well led. My own life was enriched by his presence in it. Em Houck

Emerson B. Houck, Indianapolis, IN

I remember hearing many great stories about Fred when I was growing up. I know both my parents loved and respected Fred. Although this is a sad time I hope this can also be a time of fond remembrances for everyone.

Carol Sumner, Laveen, AZ

Frederick Corya Scott peacefully passed away at his home on August 13, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Speedway, Indiana, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gretchen, and their children: daughter Elizabeth Allison, her husband David and their sons, Schafer, Reese and Scott, and son Frederick Corya Scott III, his wife Julia DeVoe and their daughters, Charlotte and Harper.  His sister, Susan Nayote, and her husband, Arthur, also survive him, as do a niece and two nephews.  His parents and his brother, Robert Corya, preceded him in death.

Fred was a graduate of Wabash College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He would eventually serve two years as an admissions counselor, sharing his love for Wabash with prospective students.  Over the course of his life, Fred was a fiercely loyal alumnus, sporting a vanity “WABASH” license plate and sitting on the Wabash Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees.

In 1965, Fred graduated from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar with wife and baby in tow.  He began his career in Columbus, Indiana as the assistant to J. Irwin Miller, chairman of Cummins Engine Company and president of the National Council of Churches.  After three years at Cummins, Fred joined Eli Lilly in 1968, where he remained for twenty years until his retirement.  Most of those years were spent with Lilly’s subsidiary, Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics, in New York City.  His career at Arden took his family first to the east coast, settling in Connecticut, then to London for a three-year assignment when Fred was appointed vice president of worldwide marketing.  During this period in England, Fred, Gretchen and their children travelled extensively, creating lasting memories.  Fred’s love of travel infected his entire family, as did his passion for fine food and cooking, which he pursued the rest of his life.  Fred’s experiences overseas ignited a keen interest in and appreciation of art and botanical gardens.  Later in life he devoted much of his free time to artistic expression in pastels and watercolors.

After London, Fred and Gretchen returned to New Canaan, CT and called the picturesque New England town home for the next twenty-five years.  New Canaan acted as the backdrop for countless friendships, the point of origin for a myriad of overseas adventures, and it was where Fred developed his love of golf.

In 1988, Fred took early retirement at Elizabeth Arden and began a ten-year second career as an assistant professor of marketing at Boston University’s School of Management.  Academic life suited Fred and Gretchen – they spent their weeks during the school year in a pied-a-terre in Boston, rediscovering the city they loved during their HBS years.  Summers were spent in the Bay of Islands, Ontario at their family camp, Blueberry Hill, as the island is affectionately known. The Scott family gathers there annually and it continues to be cherished by three generations.  Fred made many lifelong friends during his summers in the Bay, where he also served as President of BICA (Bay of Islands Community Association).

As Fred contemplated his second retirement, he and Gretchen discovered The Landings in Savannah, GA, and moved there permanently in 1997.  Over his twenty years at The Landings, Fred served on the board of The United Way, The Landings Club and Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.  He and Gretchen played golf, enjoyed old and new friendships, and continued to travel around the world with their children and grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11:00 am this Saturday, August 19, at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow.

Remembrances of Fred may be donated to Skidaway Island United Methodist Church or Wabash College.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Death was not intended to be apart of life. Jehovah, God, makes a comforting promise at John 5:28,29 to resurrect our loved ones one day. I hope this scripture gives you comfort as it has given me in times of loss. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly, ,

I am sorry for your loss. Death is always a painful event for us all. However Jehovah offers us comfort in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. I always find this scripture to be of encouragement. Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. How satisfying that will be. May joyful memories fill your minds and hearts through this difficult time.

Roosevelt G, Savannah, Ga

I will remember the good times at Speedway High with you. Rest In Peace. Carol

Carol Fidler Hargrave, Weeki Wachee, FL

It is with much sadness that Alice and I say "good-bye" to our long time friend Fred Scott..Good friends from New Canaan CT and The Landings he will be sorely missed by all of us who have known him for years...

John David Walton, Barnegat Light , NJ

Gretchen- You and Fred are two of the most warm and charming people I've had the pleasure of knowing and working for as our valued clients. Fred led a life well lived and I look forward to meeting your children.

Dan Bromstad , Savannah , GA

Joe and I were very sorry to hear of our classmates' passing. Please accept our condolences.

Joe and Marilyn Cork, Speedway, , IN

Gretchen -- As you know, Fred and I (and several others) shared many happy memories and experiences since we were very young. The most recent was a shared baseball game in Indianapolis on a warm summer afternoon. The Indians were playing I think. The first was some kind of a wild, diapered run-about in his back yard while our mothers chatted. Many more fun times in between. His passing is another milestone in our lives marking the many things we share. I shall miss his presence deeply.

Dave Webster, Laguna Woods, ca

Gretchen - I wish you and your family my deepest condolences and pray that you find peace and comfort in this most difficult time. Fred - our good friend and fellow artist, will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

Larry Levow, Savannah, GA

You will be missed by many. I didn't know you for very long, but enjoyed taking art classes with you as Larry taught us how to be artists. You were a great artist, Fred! I will miss seeing you in class, I know how much you enjoyed it. I wish your family wonderful lasting memories, I am deeply sorry

Rhondda Netherton, Savannah, Ga

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was a great Little Giant and fraternity brother. My deep sympathy to all his friends and family.

Doug Burns, Denver, CO

A wonderful tribute to such a beautifully lived life. My deepest sympathy to Lisa, Gretchen and all of the Scott family. I pray that you are comforted by special lifelong memories of your time with him on this earth.

Shelley Reddy, Cincinnati, OH

Sending heartfelt sympathy to Gretchen and the children. You all took such good care, always surrounding him with your love. May your memories of Fred that you cherish give you strength at this very sad time. God has brought him home.

NEIL and Tina Austing, Savannah, Ga

Fred was a wonderful man whom I was privileged to know as a colleague and friend at Eli Lilly & Co., and later as a participant in the Corporate Round Table he led while teaching at Boston University. Fred was blessed with supreme intelligence which he always tempered with a ready wit and a calm demeanor. As an executive he was one of the finest I have met and his excellence as an educator was attested to by his selection as the professor of the year at BU. I valued his counsel, his friendship and have only the finest memories of our times together. My condolences are with his family who can derive comfort from knowing that Fred's was a life well led. My own life was enriched by his presence in it. Em Houck

Emerson B. Houck, Indianapolis, IN

I remember hearing many great stories about Fred when I was growing up. I know both my parents loved and respected Fred. Although this is a sad time I hope this can also be a time of fond remembrances for everyone.

Carol Sumner, Laveen, AZ


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