Gordon Voeth Scott
May 13, 1915 – January 23, 2019
Resident of Antioch and Rossmoor-Walnut Creek
Our father was blessed with a long and productive life as a family man, a banker and an active member of his community. Born in Topeka, Kansas, he traveled to California in 1937 to work for Bank of America. He soon met Antioch native Mary Louise Vieira and was married July 5, 1943.
Gordon was inducted into the Army during the first draft of WWII in 1941. Rising through the ranks, he had many assignments culminating with his transport to the Philippines to work in the headquarters of Gen. Mac Arthur. There he rose to Captain AGC managing all the personnel records for military serving in the Pacific, where he received several commendations for a job well done.
Upon returning home, dad's life included Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank managing branches in Antioch and Vallejo. Past-President of: Antioch Lions and Rotary Clubs, Antioch Chamber of Commerce, Vallejo Rotary Club, Napa and Solano County United Way and a member of BPOE #1474, VFW #6435, Navy League #1, Rossmoor Rotary Club, SIR's and the Third Thursday Veterans Club in Concord. In 1953 Dad received “Antioch's Man of the Year Award” for leading the concept, design and completion of the Antioch baseball park (now part of Park Middle School) using community donations of labor, materials and money.
Gordon lost Mary Louis in 1999 after 56 years of marriage and is survived by son Bill Scott (wife Linda); daughter Nanette Scott-Murphy (husband Michael), grandchildren Erin, Amy and Bryan and great grandson Brooks. During Dad's time with us he embraced life with gusto, adhered to the highest level of integrity and was true to all who knew him.
Public visitation is January 28th, 2019 @ 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Higgins Chapel 1310 A. Street. Antioch, California 94509. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Food Banks of Contra Costa & Solano Counties.