Scott Wayne Harrington
September 16, 1947-March 15, 2023
Scott Wayne Harrington, 75, of South Chesterfield, Virginia, passed away peacefully in his home on March 15, 2023.
Scott was born on September 16, 1947 to the late Walter and Charlotte (Agnew) Harrington in Brattleboro, Vermont.
After returning from his service in Vietnam Scott met the love of his life, Irene, and just four short months later, they were married in Ford, Virginia on January 14th, 1971. They went on to spend 49 happily married years of life together.
Scott is survived by his son, Scott Harrington II, his daughter, Christine Willcox, his son-in-law, Thomas Willcox, and two beautiful grandchildren, Nathan Willcox, 7, and Emily Willcox, 4. He is also survived by his half-brother Brian Filgate, his half-sister Allison Barrett and several nieces and nephews. Scott was predeceased by his wife, Irene Harrington.
Scott spent his childhood in Brattleboro, VT where he was an avid skier and served on the ski patrol. He was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam from 1968-69 as an optician. Upon returning from Vietnam he was stationed at Ft. Lee Virginia where he would later return as a civilian servant with the Department of Defense. After retiring with over 20 years of service at the Department of Defense, Scott and his wife Irene spent the next 8 years managing Ocean Side Court in Nags Head, NC where he and his family had vacationed every year.
Scott had many talents and interests including woodworking, carpentry, and learning to make and play various musical instruments. Although he had these hobbies, his number one priority was his wife and children. Scott was always active and present in his children’s lives from Boy Scout leader, to soccer and martial arts, to cheerleading competitions. He was always encouraging and was there to support and help his children navigate life. When his grandchildren were born, he was the same with them. Nathan and Emily were the light of his life.
Scott touched the lives of everyone that met him and he will be deeply missed.
Scott will be interred at Southlawn Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia.
The Harrington name is one I am so familiar with having known all members of this wonderful family since my childhood growing up in Brattleboro. Scott’s dad, Walter, was a favorite friend of mine, also a high school classmate of my mom, Lois Sawin. Brother Lannie, a few years older than me, was a high school friend and later in our lives, when we re-connected, a great source for good humored conversations.
My condolences to Scottie’s family. His presence will surely be missed in all aspects of your lives yet from reading about his accomplishments, there will be much to be thankful for having known him as your dad.