In Memory

David Lee Scott, Jr.


David Lee Scott Jr.

AUGUST 21, 1946 – MARCH 17, 2023  

David Lee Scott Jr., age 76, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 17, 2023.  He was born on August 21, 1946, in Las Vegas, to the late Thelma and David L Scott Sr., one of twelve children. David attended elementary, junior, and senior high school in Las Vegas. He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1965 where he was an all-star athlete in football and track. After graduation from high school, he attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah where he continued his prestige football career.

He married Zelma Marie Ware on March 1, 1966. They remained married for 57 years. David worked a variety of jobs including the Nevada Test Site, and McCarran Airport as a skycap for over 30 years until his retirement.

David enjoyed fishing, watching college basketball, and his favorite football teams the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers. David also enjoyed cooking for his family, especially barbecuing on the grill. He was the “Grill Master”. David also enjoyed listening to the down home blues, with his favorite cocktail as he worked in his garden growing his famous tomatoes and greens.

David leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Zelma Marie Scott; his children, Terrella Eppenger (Gabriel), Derek Scott, David Scott, III, and Buffy Grove (André); sisters, Velma Scott, Janice Rainey, Beverly Miles (Eddie), Debra Scott, Sandra Lee (Michael); brother Ricky Scott (Marlene); grandchildren Shatoya Scott, Ayrreol Eppenger, Bianca Scott, David Scott IV, Urie Banks, Derek Scott Jr., Davian Banks, Madison Eppenger, Ananda Grove, and Ian Scott, and a host of nieces, nephews and other loved ones. David was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Robert, Jesse, Jerry, and Ronald; his sister Jean; children Mercedes Banks and Dino Banks; and grandson Gianni Scott Corsentino. 

A visitation for David will be held Friday, April 7, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Palm Downtown Mortuary, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A funeral service will occur Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. A committal service will occur Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Palm Downtown Cemetery, 1325 North Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

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04/03/23 09:05 PM #1    

Mary Carr

I probably had not seen David since high school when, many years ago, I unexpectedly ran into him at a drug store in Las Vegas.  I was very pleasantly surprised to see him again, we hugged, took a little time to catch up, and I haven't seen him since that day.  I had heard recently that he was having medical issues.  

Rest in peace, my friend!!

04/04/23 09:19 AM #2    

Arne Rosencrantz

David and I were friends at LVHS.  He was a really nice person. He and his wife were very good clients of my Furniture store in the 80's, and so were his parents,and bother Jessie. I really enjoyed seeing both brothers at the airport. They always seemed to be smiling and laughing when they saw me. It either was what I was wearing or their memories of me in High School......May the brothers both rest in Peace, and know that  they were a blessing for all..

Arne Rosencrantz



04/06/23 05:18 PM #3    

Judy Dennison

David pictured in Roy Martin Jr. High basketball team photo.  He was a standout then, and I can tell from his obituary that he continued to be a standout through his life.  Go in Peace, David.

04/06/23 05:23 PM #4    

Judy Dennison

Above:  Roy Martin Junior High 8th grade Basketball Team--1960-61.  David is fourth from left, front row. (Between Chuck Eaholtz (Rancho 1966, third from left) and Lee Bell (fifth from left)).  David was a standout then, and his later life followed suit.  Go in peace, David. 

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