Robert Mark Scott, 67, passed away on Oct. 19, 2021. Memorial donations may be made to the Estes Church of Christ Building Fund, P.O. Box 191 Henderson, TN 38340 or to the Andrea Jones Tavenner Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University, 158 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340.
He was born on April 19, 1954 in Tunica, Miss., to Robert Vester Scott and Junie Lee Durham Scott. He graduated from Tunica Institute of Learning in 1972. He graduated with a B.S. from Memphis State University and an M.S. in Telecommunications and Information Systems Management from Christian Brothers University. He was currently completing his Ph.D. in Information Technology at Capella University.
He was the husband of Sylvia Coleman Scott. They shared 36 years of marriage.
Prior to 2005, he was the president of Memphis Technology, Inc., a consulting company specializing in internet security and digital forensics. From 2002-2013, he served as an adjunct faculty member, an Assistant Professor in the College of Business, the Director of Instructional Technology, the Associate VP of the Academic Success Center and VP of Innovation and Technology at Freed-Hardeman University. Currently, he served as Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the program coordinator of the Cybersecurity program.
He, Sylvia and their family resided in Germantown for 25 years. They worshiped at Park Avenue Church of Christ where he served as a deacon and elder. In 2010, they moved to Henderson and worshiped at Estes Church of Christ where he also served as deacon and elder.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Abigail (Brandon) Scott Drew; sisters, Tippi (Dale) Jones and Terri (Dwight) Williams; and many deeply loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert Mark Scott II; and nieces, Andrea Jones Tavenner and Lauri Williams.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Estes Church of Christ in Henderson with Doug Burleson, Mark Blackwelder, Dana Baldwin and Dwight Albright officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Medina. The visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.