Raleigh Scott, 49, a longtime resident of Holbrook, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, after a three-week battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at Faith Assembly of God Church, 311 E. Erie St. in Holbrook. Interment will follow at the Holbrook Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Faith Assembly of God Fellowship Hall.
He was born in Keams Canyon on Jan. 26, 1968, to Warren and Mary Scott of Holbrook. He attended schools in Holbrook and Phoenix.
Raleigh married Jacqueline Sam on April 17, 1999.
He worked 25-plus years for Jack’s 76 Station, working side by side with his friend/boss Jack and Flora Reynolds. When Jack passed and the station closed he went to work for CarQuest (it would have been three years in October of this year). Raleigh enjoyed his job, serving the people of Holbrook. All who knew him will remember him smiling and waving as he serviced us at Jack’s 76 Station, bringing back the oldtime service of cleaning our windows, pumping gas in the tank, checking the oil and checking the air in the tires, or working behind the counter at Carquest and driving the little gray CarQuest truck down our Holbrook streets smiling.
Raleigh enjoyed his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, fishing with his family, and playing with his electronic games with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie; three daughters, Sylvia Scott of Holbrook, Stephanie Scott of Prescott and Justine Scott of Dilkon; one son, Orlando Sam; his seven grandchildren, who called him “PaPa,” Orion Sam, Arianna Marquez, Anthony, Michael, Triston and Brandon Martinez Jr., and Aiden Tsedah; his seven brothers, Sam, Audie, Warner, Lorenzo, Michael, Edwin and Nephi Scott; his four sisters, Priscilla Maktima, Jeanette Carpio, Ruby Bitsoie and Cheryl Belin; and many special nieces and nephews who will all miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Mary Scott; and his brother, William Scott.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Holbrook was in charge of the arrangements.