Earl “Jerry” Scott, 77, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Gainesville.

Born Dec. 24, 1934 in Apalachicola, he was a son of the late Billy and Mary Branch Scott. He served in the United States Air Force and had retired from the State of Florida as a utilities engineer. Following retirement, he became a security officer with various security agencies in Tallahassee.

He loved hunting and fishing, the Three Stooges, telling stories, was a people person, and daily talked with the Lord and read his Bible.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Scott; son, Rick (Kathy) Scott, grandson, David Lindsay; great-granddaughter, Mercedez Lindsay; brother, Fred Scott; stepchildren, Mike (Margaret) Ritter, Champ (Lisa) Ritter, and Rebecca (Michael) Vause; six step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Josette Scott; granddaughter, Jennifer Scott; and Janet, the mother of his son.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at Abbey Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Online condolences at www.abbeyfh.com