Saturday, June 10, 2023

Carl Leroy Scales Sr., 90, of Williamsburg

Carl Leroy Scales Sr. (Whiting’s Funeral Home)

“And the peace of God which suppresses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Carl Leroy Scales Sr. was born on February 11, 1933, to the late Joseph Benjamin and Ella Rea Scales, Eckman, West Virginia. On March 14, 2023, God’s angels beckoned him home to his final resting place of peace.

Leroy attended Keystone Eckman Junior High and Kimball High schools in Eckman, West Virginia. Upon leaving high school, he worked in the Lumber industry in Martinsville, Va. Later, he relocated to Williamsburg, VA, where he worked as a Bellhop and Room Service Attendant for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. After leaving Colonial Williamsburg, he worked for Virginia Natural Gas. During this time, Leroy decided to become an entrepreneur and started Hideaway Trailer Park and Roadside Café. As a man of many skills, he also worked for Williamsburg Memorial Park, several churches, and funeral homes as a grave digger for several years. He later formed his own recycling business.

On January 20, 2004, Leroy received the right hand of fellowship at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Leroy, affectionately called “Turk,” was always there to help his church family as well as his community with a willing and considerate heart. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Leroy was preceded in death by his daughter, Vivian Scales-Wilson; sister, Lillian M. Wilson; brothers, Joseph A. Scales, Sr., Jessie L. Scales, Sr., David Scales, Sr., Albert J. Scales, Sr., Clyde E. Scales, Sr., Oscar A. Scales Sr.

He leaves to cherish fond memories, his wife of fifty-five years, Mary A. Scales; children, Nina Hines (Arthur), Carl Leroy Scales Jr. (Vanessa), Carolyn Amos (Dwight), Jacqueline Gray (John), Amy Rucker, (Kimp), Jamie Lee Scales, and Cerasalind Scales-Gray (Jermaine); brothers, Kenny Scales (Georgia), James Scales (Irene); brother-in-law, Donnie Stuckey (Melissa); sister-in-law, Brenda Taylor; thirty grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives, and caring friends.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Live stream will be available at the beginning of the service. Mr. Scales may be viewed in the church on Saturday beginning at noon.

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