Death came early Sunday morning morning September 17, 1967 to H.E. Scott, president of Burritt College at Spencer for more than 20 years and a prominent educator for more than half a century. Prof. Scott, 76, died at Warren Co. General Hospital at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, where he had been a patient for the past several months.
He was a resident of West Main., McMinnville.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 18, 1967 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of High’s Inc. with George W. Dehoff officiating. Interment was in Mt. View Cemetery.
A native of Warren County, Mr. Scott was born December 18, 1980 in the Irving College community. His parents were Levi and Nannie Lockhart Scott and his father served as Tax Assessor of Warren Co. for more than a quarter of a century.
Prof. Scott devoted virtually all of his life to education. He attended the public schools of Irving College and entered Burritt College at Spencer in 1909, remaining there until graduation. He received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Tenn. in Knoxville, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Farternity(sic).
Maintaining a reputation as a Scholar, Prof. Scott at the close of his career at Burritt College as a student, was asked to remain and join the school’s faculty. He accepted and thus began his long tenure with the Church of Christ supported institution. He became president in 1918 and remained in the position until the institution closed in 1939.
Prof. Scott also served 12 years as superintendent of Van Buren County Schools and at the time of his retirement on Sept. 1, 1956, he was serving as . . .”
-Excerpt from a newspaper clipping revealing the obituary of H.E. Scott. The clipping is located at the Burritt College Museum in Spencer, Tennessee. Unfortunately, the clipping had no source information, and the other part of the obituary was not copied. It is assumed that it appeared sometime during the week of September 17, 1967, perhaps in the newspaper in McMinnville, Tennessee.
Directions To The Grave of H.E. Scott
H.E. Martin and his family are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville, Tennessee. The location of the cemetery is on the north side of McMinnville, but just south of the Bobby Ray Memorial Parkway, Hwy. 70S/Hwy. 1 Bypass. Head south on N. Spring Street. Go one block and the cemetery will be on your left. Enter the second entrance, (just before getting to Mountain St.) and turn left into the cemetery. Take your first left and make your way back down toward the direction you came. As the little drive bears around a tree, look to your right for a monument facing you McKinney-Scott. This is the H.E. Scott family plot.
Notie Lewis Scott
Faithful to her trust even unto death
Henry Eugene Scott, Sr.
Would not compromise principles
pursued the course with vigor to the end
Photos Taken 02.24.2014
Website Produced 08.15.2014
Courtesy of Scott Harp
Special thanks to
C. Wayne Kilpatrick for the assistance in procuring location and photos of the grave of H.E. Scott. Wayne traveled with me in late February, 2014 while making our way to Knoxville for a lectureship program.