J. Parker Scott ’55 died on January 30, 2018, in Barrington, Rhode Island.
(The following was published in The Providence Journal on February 2, 2018:)
J. Parker Scott of Fountain Avenue in Barrington died on January 30, 2018 at home with family by his side. He was the retired chairman of Red Farm Studio Co., after a forty-two-year career in the greeting card industry.
He was born in Providence to the late James R. Scott and Elizabeth (Graves) Scott.
He was the beloved husband of Claudia Humphrey Scott. They were happily married for sixty-three years. Scotty and Claudia made Barrington their home for their entire married life.
Besides his wife he is survived by sons Thomas Humphrey Scott (Caroline) of Bristol, Steven Parker Scott (Lucia) of Portsmouth and daughter Kimberly Scott Goyette of Barrington. He also leaves five grandchildren, Ryan Thomas Scott (Nika), Trevor Humphrey Scott, Shane Parker Scott, Taylor Cawley Scott, and Mia Thuy Goyette. Also a great granddaughter, Kaja Claudia Scott.
Scotty graduated from Moses Brown School, attended Bowdoin College, and received a bachelor’s degree from Bryant College in 1955. During these years he had the good fortune to compete as a track hurdler in the old Boston Garden and the original Madison Square Garden.
In the community he was a past member of the Barrington School Survey Committee, Barrington Price Stabilization Board, and also the Barrington Board of Recreation.
He was one of the four founding members of the Barrington Boosters Club, served on the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and was a past secretary of the Barrington Yacht Club.
Scotty was a long time director on the board of the Union Mutual Insurance Co., later becoming the Union Insurance Co. of Providence. He was also a past chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society–RI Division, a member of the University Club, To Kalon Club, and the Greeting Card Association.