Byron “Barney” A. Scott Jr.
Byron “Barney” A. Scott Jr., 69, of Claremont, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Carolina Caring in Sherrills Ford.
He was born August 27, 1952, in Catawba County, to the late Byron A. Scott Sr. and Alice Teague Scott. Barney was a graduate of St. Stephens High School. He was employed in the furniture industry for most of his life. Barney loved old cars, riding his Harley with his wife, Gale, and dogs, mostly his Doberman, Zac. If you saw Barney, you saw Gale and Zac, they were a team.
Barney had many hardships in life, but he was a great friend and would help someone in need the best he could. He’d mow a yard or help take down a tree. The last years of his life, Barney was a caretaker to his mother and later to his wife, Gale; the two women he loved and adored most in his life.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 40 years, Gale Starnes Scott of the home; sisters, Wanda Turner of Newton, and Cathy Lawson of Hickory; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and his dog, Zac.
A service to celebrate Barney’s life will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy. 16, Newton, NC. Rev. Kim Dowell will officiate. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m., at Bennett Funeral Service.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be sent to the Scott Family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.
The Scott Family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton.