William Scott

Bill was born in Smithville, TN in 1933 and attended Vanderbilt University for one year before entering the Naval Academy. During Plebe Year in the “Terrible 10th” Company, his humor and ability to chuckle served him well. That humor continued throughout the Academy years and was still evident at later reunions.


Upon graduation he served as a surface line officer for four years before attending the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, GA. As a Supply Officer, Bill served in various ships and naval stations. In 1967, while assigned as a lieutenant commander in the supply department at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, Bill resigned his commission to accept a civil service position at the shipyard. He retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard in 1995. At the time of his retirement from civil service, he was the shipyard’s Chief of Logistics.

Bill was a charter member and past president of the North Charleston Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Second only to Bill’s love for his family was his lifelong passion for golf. He was a member of the South Carolina Golf Association and participated in many local tournaments and often attended professional golf tournaments in the U.S. and abroad.


Bill died on 8 February 2005 in Hanahan, SC at the age of 71. He was survived by his wife of 47 years, Darlene Campbell Scott of Hanahan, SC, his son Stephen, three daughters; Suzanne, Linda and Marguerite, and four grandchildren.