Fallen Hero: Retired Major Derryl Anthony “Pete” Scott


Funeral Home


Booneville, MS
(662) 728-6607


Friday, June 28, 2024, 11 am- 1 pm, Booneville Funeral Home


Friday, June 28, 2024, 1:00 PM, Booneville Funeral Home


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary:

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”.

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on June 26, 2024 and has moved on to his heavenly home.  Retired Major Derryl Anthony “Pete” Scott, age 83, who had served within the MSARNG in 1st Battalion, 198th Armor Regiment, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  Pete had served as company commander of the units at Amory, Baldwyn, and Boonville.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Derryl Anthony “Pete” Scott, 83, passed from his earthly home on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. Pete was born in Tippah County on March 12, 1941, to Leroy Percy Scott and Erin Allene Anderson Scott.

Pete served twenty-two and half years in the United States Army National Guard retiring as a Major. During his time in the military, he commanded Baldwyn, Booneville and Amory Units. He received the Distinguished Gold Medal for Marksmanship in 1978 for the State of Mississippi. Pete was a Surveyor and Abstractor for TVA. He then retired as the Maintenance & Transportation Supervisor for the Booneville School System. He cherished his many years driving a school bus for Booneville where he liked to quiz his students and reward them for correct answers. Pete’s favorite hobby was announcing Booneville High School football games on Friday nights.

He is survived by his loving wife Brenda Pike Scott, whom he married on October 29, 1965; daughters, Kelley Baldwin (Nathan Baldwin, MD) of Booneville, MS, and Sabrina Schuerger (Alex) of Hattiesburg, MS; sisters, Jeanie Thompson (Harold) of Olive Branch, MS, and Donna Deaton (Jimmy) of Booneville, MS; and granddaughter, Alexandria Baldwin of Florence, AL.

Pete is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald Scott; sister, Ripple Lee Bullard; and brother-in-law, Dick Bullard.

Funeral services, with military honors, will be Friday, June 28, 2024, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services, beginning at 11:00 AM. Mr. Peyton Houston will be officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home will be entrusted with arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Jamie Holley, Johnny Bowen, Joe Faulkenberry, Blaine Thompson, Denson Scott, and James “Jim” Lamb. Thomas Faulkenberry will serve as honorary pallbearer.