Donald Lee Scott, E911 Director and Emergency Coordinator for Lee County, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2009 at his home in Pennington Gap. Don was very active in the Southwest Virginia 9-1-1 Users Group and the RPAC-I. He was an active member in APCO and NENA since he began his duties as 9-1-1 Director for Lee County. Don worked very hard in developing the wireline 9-1-1 program for Lee County and was always wanting to learn more in order to bring the best system possible to Lee County. As Don would say "Virginia begins in Lee County, but it's a long way to Richmond". Despite the distance, Don worked extremely hard in developing the 9-1-1 system for Lee County. This was evident by his support and attendance to the Virginia 9-1-1 conferences and the TENA conferences in addition to calling upon his peers in the 9-1-1 community in Southwest Virginia. Our 9-1-1 family has lost a dear friend, comrade, and supporter. Please remember Lee County and Don's family in this very difficult time.
Donald Lee Scott of Pennington Gap, Va. was born in the Monarch Community, Rt. 1 Saint Charles, Va. on Friday, July 23, 1948 and passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Scott. Don served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in St. Charles, Va. He was a Member of the UMWof A and was employed by Westmoreland Coal Co. for 25 years, Quebecor Printing for 8 years and for the past 6 years was employed as E911 Director and Emergency Coordinator for Lee County. Don was a volunteer fire fighter of Pennington Gap and Lee County rescue squad for over 35 years. Don is survived by his wife Yetta Kirk Scott of the home. Three sons, Christopher Scott of Pennington Gap, Va. Patrick Scott of Pennington Gap, Va. and Devin Scott of the home. One daughter, Rebecca Hope Scott Sweeney of Capron, Va. Three grandchildren, Daniel, Amber and Whitney Sweeney of Dot, Va. His mother, Vern Scott of Monarch, Va. Two sisters, Faye Mayes of St. Charles, Va. Rebecca Hale and husband Dick of Indianapolis, Ind. One brother, Kenneth Scott and wife Beverly of Kingsport, Tn. Special niece Kelle Newman and husband Chris of Jonesville, Va. Several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and co-workers.