Lilburn Eugene Scott was born December 16, 1946, in Monroe City, Missouri, to Quinard and Howard Robinson, Thelma and Roy Scott, Jr, who proceeded him in death. Lilburn also had two sisters, Stephanie & Marva Scott, who proceeded him in death.
As a child he enjoyed attending church camp in Palmyra, Missouri. He was involved in the Cub and Boy Scouts. He was an excellent skier, Pole Vaulter, Ice Skater and knew how to play the drums.
Lilburn joined the US Air Force in 1965, where he was stationed overseas in Germany and France. He was Honorably discharged from Active Duty on February 11, 1969. He also served in the National Guard for seven years. He moved back to Davenport, where his father helped to get him a job on the Rock Island Line Railroad, becoming the first black engineer, he then went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad, and retired from Iowa Interstate Railroad serving a total of 40 years with the Railroad Industry.
He was a master at tying knots, specifically the square knot which he learned while working for the Railroad. He was an avid golfer, the Tiger Woods of Davenport. He was a jack of all trades and gifted with fixing radios, TV’s, cars and built numerous computers for family and friends. He was known to be Mr. GQ because he was sharp dresser, which earned him the nickname “Silky” from his nephews because he was so smooth.
He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted and loving wife of 18 years, Nedwra Scott, his siblings Leland (Paulette) Robinson, Carolyn Whitlock, Hannibal, MO; Edward Robinson, Columbia, MO; Pam Dobson, Columbus, OH; Kenny (Normelle) Scott, Kim (Dennis) Scott, Davenport, IA; Booker (Ann) Scott, Seattle, WA, his children Tim Tutt, Des Moines, IA; Angie Scott, Robert Harbin III, Davenport, IA; Scott Robinson, Nashville, TN; grandchildren Anthony, Alyssa, Abbi, and a great grandson on the way. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends, special nephews, Sean Davis, Chad Scott, and Jordon Scott, bonus daughters, Keesha Gaines and Virginia Trujillo, a bonus granddaughter, Jasmine, a bonus cousin, Jean Hall and a devoted friend James Andrews.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Lilburn Eugene Scott, please visit our floral store.