Scott Park, 64, died January 30, 2023 at his home in Virginia Beach, VA after a long and resolute battle against a number of chronic illnesses. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ellen, his four children, Raynor, Sarah, Terrio, and Anna, and his three grandchildren, Hazel, Ira, and Ellis, as well as his older brother, Larry.
Born in Durham, NC on May 31, 1958 to Lawrence and Marjorie Park, Scott spent most of his childhood in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from NC State in 1981, where he served as a Chancellor’s Aide and was an active member of Delta Upsilon. Shortly after marrying, he and Ellen moved to Virginia, where he accomplished a 37-year career as an environmental engineer for the Naval Department of the U.S. Government.
Scott loved God and always sought to glorify Him with his life. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk for 39 years, where he served as a beloved mentor in the youth ministry. He also enjoyed raising funds to provide financial support for children through Compassion International.
His most cherished past-time was cheering on his favorite sports teams: San Fransisco Giants baseball, San Fransisco 49ers football, and NC State everything. Chatty from childhood, “Scooter” never met a stranger and loved to share stories, both funny and wise, with any listening ear.
From 2007 until his death, Scott fought to overcome an ongoing list of medical illnesses. He beat unpredictable odds for many years and contributed to medical research through his ongoing treatments. He lived, through sickness and health, by the motto “Never Give Up” and was an inspiration to all he crossed paths with through his medical journey. Even until his last breath, Scott never gave up his will to live and love with purpose and integrity.
A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Norfolk.Send FlowersPlant a Tree
Celebration of Life
First Baptist Church of Norfolk
312 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502