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Obituary- James Kent Scott (1959-2020)

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James Kent Scott of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, May 22, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by loved ones. James was born May 18, 1959, in Ridgecrest, California to Charles Waymond Scott Sr. and Vivian Arlene Napier. He was 61 years old. James professed his love for the Lord and was a dedicated member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. He enjoyed hearing the word being preached and soaked up the knowledge shared with him.

When James was young he enjoyed riding motorcycles and playing the guitar was always his favorite hobby. James was a skilled brick mason and took extreme pride in being a perfectionist in his work. He loved being his own boss and making his own schedule. He loved listening to music, riding his 4 wheeler, mowing his lawn and fishing. James cherished the time he got to spend with his family and loved ones. Some of his fondest memories was hanging out with his big brother he loved so dearly. The bond they shared was definitely something special. James’ kids were his pride and joy. He loved them all and enjoyed every chance he had to spend time with them making precious memories. If James could leave you with a couple quotes this is what he would say: “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and “Stay humble and kind”.

James leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Vivian Napier of Waldron, Arkansas, three children: James(JJ) Scott and Jacob Scott both of Waldron, Arkansas and Jenise Briley and husband Shawn of Charleston, Arkansas, a very special friend and companion, Misty Aynes of Waldron, Arkansas and one proud big brother, Charles Scott Jr. and wife, Marion of Waldron, Arkansas. PaPa/Grandpa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Preston Scott, Jaymz Scott, Brody Scott, Gavin Scott, Gracelyn Scott, Benjamin Scott, Ava Briley and Viviana Briley. James is also survived by two nephews he loved, Justin Scott and Travis Scott. James will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including an extended family of friends and loved ones.

James was preceded in death by his father, Charles Scott Sr.

James’ life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay and Bro. Travis May officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

James’ pallbearers will be JJ Scott, Jacob Scott, Shawn Briley, Ronald Parks, Travis May and Chris Cantrell.

James’ visitation will be Monday, May 25, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. We must limit public gatherings to 50 people. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. For those who to want to attend the service but wish to remain in your vehicles, the funreal service will be live streamed and the graveside service can be heard from the comfort of your vehicle at 87.9.

You may sign James’ guest register by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.

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