05/13/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Bobby Scarlett
Robert Henry Scarlett, Jr.
Newport News High School Class of 1945
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad news this morning.
From the Daily Press - 05/13/07:
Henry Scarlett Jr.
NEWPORT NEWS - Robert Henry
Scarlett Jr., born June 5, 1927, and lifelong resident and businessman of
Newport News and graduate of Newport News High School Class of 1945, passed
away peacefully at his home Friday, May 11, 2007, after a long battle with
failing health. Robert, better known to his friends and family as 'Bobby,'
was an active member of the First Baptist Church-Newport News for 50 years.
He once served as the Chairman of Deacons and Chairman of the Finance
Committee. Bobby served in the Korean War in the 706 Ordnance and was
honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Upon returning home, he joined his
father, Robert H. Scarlett Sr., in the family business, The Newport News
Mattress Co. The family business operated in Newport News since 1939, first
under the ownership by Robert H. Scarlett Sr. and then by Robert 'Bobby' H.
Scarlett Jr. Bobby had his wife Mary working by his side until he retired in
1991. Their son, Gary, began working with them in 1969 and upon Mary's
retirement in 1995, was the company president until the business closed in
2005 after serving their customers for over 63 years. Bobby was a member of
the Newport News Volunteer Fire Dept. and was recently honored by a 50-year
pin. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and boating. He was
an Honorary Member of the James River Rod and Gun Club which he joined and
was active in since 1967. His pleasure craft, Bren-Mar, was a familiar sight
at the Hampton Roads Marina. Bobby is survived by his wife, Mary R. Mitchell
Scarlett, whom he married on April 30, 1949; a daughter, Brenda S. Ussery
and husband, Phil; a son, Gary W. Scarlett and wife, Carolyn; his sister,
Doris Grant of Hampton; two brothers, James Scarlett and wife, Lorraine, and
William Scarlett and wife, Beulah Ann, both of Newport News; three
grandchildren, Lisa U. Kubyako and husband, Andy, B.J. Ussery and Shannon L.
Ussery; three great-grandchildren, Jayden Alvarez, Ashley and Katelyn
Kubyako; and his beloved pet, Teddy. He will be cherished by a host of
nieces, nephews and extended family and friends that he leaves behind. A
visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Peninsula
Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Dr. William Tomlinson at noon
Monday, May 14, at the First Baptist Church-Newport News, 12716 Warwick
Blvd. The pallbearers will be Phil Ussery, B.J. Ussery, Andy Kubyako, Tony
Alvarez, David Scarlett and Patrick Scarlett. Burial will follow at
Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of
Aunt Mary, Gary and Brenda,
I will always remember Uncle Bobby and keep him in my heart. I will also remember all the family get togethers at your house, but my most fondest memories are of the times Uncle Bobby took my Mom and Daddy out fishing on his boat, and the many times I was included. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will be around to see you all soon.
Robin Lynn Thompson
(Mitchell) (Hampton, VA) - May 12, 2007
|Remember "Bobby" as an older friend.. from the 40's. Remember his service in the Army-- station in Korea ,, we didn't even know where that was. Remember the local amateur football team where he --his brother James and my brother John -- and so many others from the 32nd Street area, played on those fall afternoons in the late 40's. Remember his courtship with his wife Mary.. Those were the days. God speed, Bobby, and say hi to Kathleen for me.. one of the Jordan boys.|
Paul Jordan (Newport
News, VA) - May 13, 2007
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Scarlett family and their friends.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Jesus Savior, Pilot Me
Words by Edward Hopper,
Music by John E. Gould
Jesus Savior, pilot me over life's tempestous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, hiding rock and treacherous shoal;
Chart and compass came from Thee; Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey Thy will, when Thou say'st to them "Be still!"
Wondrous Sov'reign of the sea, Jesus, Savior, pilot me.
When at last I near the shore and the fearful breakers roar,
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest; then, while leaning on Thy breast,
May I hear Thee say to me, "Fear not, I will pilot thee."
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