Billie “Bill” Lee Scott, age 89, of Ocean Springs, MS, passed away February 14, 2022. Mr. Scott was a native of Parke County Indiana and a proud United States Air Force retired veteran. He received a Bachelor and Master’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and attended William Carey College. Mr. Scott was a former long-time teacher with Ocean Springs School District. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Ocean Springs. He was a member of the American Legion Post 42, and he was a volunteer at the Gulf Island National Sea Shore for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie P. Scott; daughter, Brenda Kay Bradford; son, Teddy “Ted” Scott; grandson, Scott Ryan, and his parents, Alonzo Frank and Carrie Marie Scott.
Left to cherish his memories are his sister, Shirley (William Richard) Sheetz and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the American Legion Post 42, donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1228 Ocean Springs, MS 39564, or to First Baptist Church located at 602 Washington Ave. Ocean Springs, MS, in his memory. Visitation will be held at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs on Friday, February 18, 2022, from 10:00 am to11:30 am, with a memorial service at 11:30 am. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Gardens Cemetery in Ocean Springs, MS. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Billie Lee Scott.