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"Sheep" Scott Long Employed By CMA, Dies

Funeral services for an old friend of Culver Military Academy alumni were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Academy Chapel. Roy "Sheep" Scott, 87, died Saturday in South Bend's Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scott came to vrork at the Academy in 1902 — he always remembered the exact date, Sept. 6 as a dining hall waiter. Later he became supervisor of the trunk room, where civilian clothes are stashed away during the school year, and then head of the custodial staff.

What the personnel record doesn't list offieally is that Sheep Scott was a 'friend, confidant and counselor to hundreds of Culver Students.

Evidence of their esteem is the fact that he was the frist employee ever to be honored with a full dress- garrison parade upon his retirement in 1946. Mr. Scott recalled that day in an interview for an article i n a recent issue of the Culver Alumnus:

"After the parade, the kids all came up and gathered around, and I gave them a nice little long talk. I just tried to tell them what they should get out of life."

At the parade—arranged as a surprise by the students—Mr, Scott occupied the place of honor in the reviewing line. Col W. E . Gregory, then superintendent, called attention to the fact that Sheep had "always served the cadets without regard of time and self and with the best interest of the Academy at heart."

The 1946 studsent yearbook commented, "If the Academy supplied service stripes for its employees, Roy Scott, better known as 'Sheep,' would have enough harsh marks to extend from his carpus to his scapula."

Sheep summed up his philosphy about Culver for the Alumnus article: "From my first day as a waiter those days got in my heart, and I've never got them out. I've talked to many a kid out there, and I've kept a lot of them out of devilment, In fact it got along up in the years when I just thought the place belonged ito me. I did everything I could to improve it. I call that my home, A loved it and do yet."

And Sheep Scott kept on working for Culver even after his official retirement. Until his recent illness, he was in charge of maintenance of one of the guest houses on the Academy grounds. Just this month he was named an honorary member of the Culver Legion, the Culver winter school alumnis association.

This honor has been given to only three other Culver employees.

Mr. Scott was born Sept. 22, 1881, in Mexico. Mo., to Lafayette and Martha Adams Scott.

He was married June 19, 1905, to Lillie Duley who died April 7, 1965. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Hodges of Culver; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Douglas and Mrs. Mary Sexton, both of Mexico, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

Officiating at the funeral will be the Academy chaplain, the Rev. Jared Foster.

Burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery.

The Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements - MARCH 27, 1969 - Citizen






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