Franklin Dale Scott, age 81, of Weaverville, N.C. passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Lillydale, TN to the late Jang and Geneva Scott. In addition to his parents, Franklin was also preceded in death by his sister, Bessie “Inez” Parrish and brother, Carson Wayne, who passed in infancy.
Known as Dale by his family and friends in his youth, he attended Clinton County High School in Albany, KY. He received a full scholarship to attend Berea College in Berea, KY. He began his studies but opted to start his professional career with a move to Rochelle, IL. There he met and married Natasha Kinchen, and began working for Wayside Furniture. He and his former wife opened and managed new IL store locations in Mendota, followed by Streator, where they settled with their daughters. “Scotty” as he was called by his colleagues and friends, became a leader in the local business organizations, supporting community services and fundraisers.
Never one to shy away from new experiences, he explored a move to San Diego, CA and then returned to DeKalb, IL. There he focused on real estate and property management and was employed at Northern Illinois University. He embraced an opportunity to return to the furniture industry at Steinhafels of Madison, WI. It was at this company that he met and married Carolyn Marthaler. Upon his retirement, they moved to the Asheville, N.C. region and Franklin relished the opportunity to once again be close to his family roots.
Left to cherish our beloved Franklin Dale Scott’s memory are his wife, Carolyn Scott; daughters, Natalie Carper (Bob) of Streator, IL, and Rachel Baugher (Jeff) of Collinsville, CT; grandchildren, Beth Carper, Drew Baugher (Annie), and Jill Baugher; brothers, Ralph Appleby of Rochester, NH and Jimmy B. Scott (Alice) of Ocala, FL; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A man who embraced many vocations, communities and nicknames, Franklin Dale “Scotty” “Scott” Scott was a consummate salesman. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with friends and family, and in recent years, gardening and caretaking of his Weaverville home with Carolyn. He will be missed, but we will all smile as we imagine him singing his personal rendition of his favorite song, “The Green Green Grass of Home”.
There is no formal service scheduled; the family will hold a memorial at the deceased’s beloved Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky at a future date to be determined.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Scott’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.