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Neal Lee Scott

July 16, 1950 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Neal Scott Obituary

Neal Lee Scott, age 73 of Auburn, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly on January 15, 2024 at UAB Hospital. A Celebration of Life with military honors will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 2:00pm at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home with visitation one hour before. A private family burial will follow at Memorial Park in Auburn.

Neal was born in Santa Monica, California on July 16, 1950 to Sylvia Arshawsky and John Scott. Neal graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1968 and enlisted in the Army. Neal served in Vietnam, Korea, Germany and several stateside locations. As his career progressed, he became a Warrant Officer in CID (Criminal Investigation Division) and through the years served as the Special Agent in Europe and the United States. During Neal’s years in the Army, he graduated from The State University of New York (SUNY) in 1987. He enjoyed his years in the military before retiring from the Army in 1992 at the rank of CW4. Neal had great memories of people and places where he served. One of his favorite memories was when he was on the Personal Security Team for Caspar Weinberger and Colin Powell. Another event that was memorable was when he and his family were assigned to Germany and witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall. He was given a piece of the wall to pass on to his son as a symbol of freedom. Upon retirement from the Army, Neal and his family moved to Auburn. Neal completed a Master's Degree in Education from Jacksonville State University. He taught Special Education, then became the Junior High School Principal in Russell County, and finished his educational career in the Russell County Central Office. Neal retired from Russell County after 17 years. Neal had a real love for children and in addition to his school duties, he coached his son's youth sports teams in soccer and baseball. Neal also became an avid fan of Auburn University baseball and served on the Board of Directors for the Auburn Diamond Club. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Opelika and loved the members of his Empty Nest Sunday School Class.

Neal was preceded by his mother Sylva Arshawsky and his father John Scott and his in-laws, Jerry and Robert H. Ingram. He is survived by the person he loved most in the world, his wife of 43 years, Princie Ingram Scott, the son he was so proud of, Robert Neal Scott, Robert's fiancé' Stephanie Henderson, his sister-in-law Kathy Ingram Voltz, brother-in-law Jim Voltz, and 3 special nephews Ingram Voltz, John Voltz, and Will Voltz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the CARE Humane Society serving Au- burn and Opelika, First Baptist Church of Opelika, or a charity of one's choosing.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 21, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Funeral Service
Sunday
January 21, 2024

2:00 PM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

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