Howard Streit Scott
Howard Streit Scott, truly the ultimate Southern Gentlemen, passed away at home on April 16, 2022 from a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Howard was born in Long Beach, California on May 22, 1946 and was the son of Howard A. and Edith L. Scott of Jackson, MS. He lived a major part of his life in Jackson, Mississippi before moving to Newport News, VA in 1988. He considered both places home, making friends and memories in both locations. Howard rarely met a stranger and leaves behind friends all over the country. His quick wit, calm nature, loyal friendship, spunk, and laughter will be overwhelmingly missed by all.
Howard loved baseball and continued that love by playing and umpiring softball well after his knees said for him to stop. He was famous for his outfield shenanigans at the fence by going over, but always catching the ball to get the batter out.
When his children were young, Howard took up an interest in soccer first refereeing youth league and eventually high school and college levels.
Howard was a Provine Ram, graduating from the class of 1964. He was also an alumnus of Mississippi State University and loved his Bulldogs. He loved the Blues and was proud to show you his 1,700 albums and CD’s.
His proudest moment was when he married his wife, Marcelle, who will cherish their life and love for each other. They spent his brief retirement (because he was never really going to retire and do nothing) sampling Old Fashions at each and every bar and restaurant on the East Coast. He also loved a good cold beer after a soccer or softball game or just because a beer sounded good.
Howard is survived by his wife Marcelle Scott; daughters, Allison Scott Gaskin and Leanne Vaughan (Jamie); son, Michael Scott (Missye); beloved grandchildren, Kaitlin Cauthen (Sims), Jack Gaskin, Ross Gaskin, Jacob Scott, Harper Scott, Jayden Vaughan, McNeil Martin, and Harrison Martin; and brother, David Scott (Margaret). He was known as Howie to his beloved grandchildren. Howard is also survived by his best friend since 3rd grade, Jimmy (Joan) Estes of Terry, Mississippi. He would not go a day without talking to his best friend as they would try and solve the world’s problems and always talk about football. He is also survived by Allison and Michael’s mother, Suzanne Ross.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Please celebrate Howard by having an Old Fashion or a Beer and remembering him for his vitality for life.
Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.