Rev. Nathaniel Scott Jr.
Rev. Nathaniel Scott Jr., a former Rockaway resident, died August 5.
Scott was born on May 9, 1945 in Calhoun County, South Carolina. He joined the U.S. Army in 1965 as part of the 12B 20 Combat Engineering Specialist Division in Vietnam. In 1973 he joined St. John Baptist Church of Far Rockaway where he served for 23 years. In 1993 he became an ordained minister, two years later becoming a reverend. Scott was a 33-year employee of Promenade Rehabilitation Nursing Health Facility where he became supervisor of housekeeping. After retirement, he moved back to South Carolina and became the pastor of Mount Salem Baptist Church in 2008 where he served until his health failed.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Scott. Condolences can be sent to 177 Charmaine Lane, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118. Interment took place at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Fort Motte, South Carolina.