John Walter Scott Jr.

Published 8:41 pm Friday, April 5, 2013

John Walter “Walbaby” Scott Jr., 57, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the comfort of his residence, with his wife of 24 years by his side. He was born in Nansemond County and was the son of the late John Scott Sr. and Anna Chapman Scott.



He was a 1973 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He was formerly employed by the Cameron Chemicals Company, where he was a supervisor. He was a dedicated member of the New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church.

He leaves a legacy of love and memories to those who survive him: his loving and devoted wife, Betty Scott; two daughters, Selita Smith, of Portsmouth, and Shan Hawkins, of Suffolk; son, John Cobb, of Chesapeake; three stepchildren, Jalicia Hill, Warren Harrison and Lexus Harrison, all of Suffolk; two sisters, Angela Hill (Raleigh), of Suffolk and Audrey Harris (Kenny), of Clinton, Md.; seven brothers, Randyll Scott (Samantha), of Portsmouth, Donald Scott (Wilemena) of Suffolk, Timothy Scott (Catherine), of Suffolk, Vincent Scott (Monica), of Norfolk, Tracy Scott, of Newport News, Lynwood Scott (Monica), of Suffolk and D’Juan Scott, of Suffolk; his stepmother, Felicia Scott, of Suffolk; mother-in-law, Barbara Deloatch; sisters-in-law, Mary Clara Taylor (Alexander) and Brenda Taylor, all of Suffolk; four grandchildren; and brothers-in-law, Williams C. (Anette) and Jerome.


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John was also the grandson of the late Joseph and Louvenia Scott and Andrew and Lynwood Chapman; had several aunts, uncles and one special great-aunt, Patience Porter, whom he fondly called “mama”; and had special nieces, Lavonda Harris and Alexis Cross (who looked up to him as a father) Tamara Walker, Kianna Walker and Georgia Hill (whom he truly loved and constantly encouraged to do greatness); three best friends, John Waters, Bennie Eure and Toy Tucker; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral will be held at noon Monday, April 8, 2013, at New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church. Interment will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at