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Galen E. Scott
Galen E. Scott, 90 of Fernandina Beach, FL was called home by Jesus on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
Galen was born on February 23, 1931 in Kansas City and was the only child of Lloyd and Berenice Scott. He attended Central High School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Galen joined the United States Army in 1951 and was a member of the 111th Airborne Division during the Korean War.
Shortly after joining the Army, Galen married Patricia Jones. While Galen’s job moved them frequently, he and Patricia spent the majority of their time residing in Indianapolis, IN with their two children, Michael and Gay.
Galen spent the majority of his career in radio and television broadcasting. This comes as no surprise to those who had the pleasure of hearing his speaking voice. Whether it was narrating a Christmas program or simply carrying on daily conversation, Galen’s voice was captivating.
Following Patricia’s death in 1996, Galen married Jeanne Scott. Galen and Jeanne spent their early years together in Kansas City. It was a dream come true for them to retire and move to Amelia Island in 2002. From that point on, Galen could be found at his favorite places; the golf course, the beach or Amelia Baptist Church.
Galen’s love for Jesus was apparent to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His desire to study the Word of God was unparalleled and manifested in a wisdom that made him a spiritual mentor to many. Galen lived a life redeemed by grace. Because of this gift, we are celebrating him being welcomed home by his loving Savior!
Galen leaves behind his wife, Carol Jeanne Scott of Fernandina Beach, FL; his children; Michael Scott (Jamie) of Indianapolis, IN; Gay (Greg) Scott of Lapel, IN; his stepchildren; Hunter McDonald (Elena) of Phoenix, AZ, Heather Troth (Paul) of Marshall, MO and Ashley Baker (Jon) of Johns Creek, GA. Galen was grandfather to Holly Kraick (Matt), Amy Thrift (Terry), Rachel Scott, Benjamin Scott, Keegan Troth, Kelsey Troth, Karson Troth, Palmer Troth, Mack Baker, Briggs Baker, Hadley Baker and Haydie McDonald. He was great grandfather to AJ, Lincoln, Coleman, Jayden, Levi, Mark and Maggie. He is also survived by his four-legged best friend, Rowdy.
Galen will be laid to rest in the Jacksonville National Cemetery on Thursday, May 20th in a private ceremony.
A Memorial Service will take place at Amelia Baptist Church on Thursday, May 20th at 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Set Free Church, 850482 US Hwy 17 S., Yulee, FL 32097 www.setfreechurchnefl.com/give
“But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
and he will stand upon the earth at last.
And after my body has decayed,
yet in my body I will see God![a]
I will see him for myself.
Yes, I will see him with my own eyes.
I am overwhelmed at the thought!”