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CLARENCE EARL SCOTT, known to many as Scotty, was born to the late Carrie Ann and Mitchell Scott on December 13, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scotty was educated in the Philadelphia public school system, which he left early to help tend to his siblings. Scotty always enjoyed his music with a special love for the guitar. He started his music career at an early age on the streets at 36th and Melon as he listened to Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers and The Dominos, which inspired him. Scotty, Gary, James, Bobby, Eddie, and Frankie became The Royal Serenaders in the early 1950s. They were known to sing on the streets of Philadelphia. While a member of the Valets he wrote and sang lead for the song “Sherry”. He was also a member of the Castelles (one of the first doo-wop groups in the history of Philadelphia music) where he was the lead guitar player as well as the bass vocalist. In 1954, Scotty recorded “White Christmas” for The Drifters which is featured in the 1990 movie “Home Alone” and later in “The Santa Clause”. In 1959, he recorded “Love Potion Number 9” with the Clovers. Scotty wrote and sang many songs throughout his 30 year music career which faded into the background as he started a family. While doing what he did best (performing) at the Leader Movie in 1955 he was spotted by the love of his life Jewel D. Rogers and they became inseparable. On July 1, 1959, he married his soulmate Jewel, and from this union blossomed three amazing children, Sharon, Michele and Carey. Scotty was a devoted husband, father and grandfather with an unquenchable thirst for music. He was led to Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior in the fall of 1985 by his daughter, Sharon. Scotty also had a unique sense of humor that was unbelievable until the day he was called to glory. Aside from his music and privately transporting people, Scotty worked for Stanley Blacker for 14 years and later retired from the sanitation department of Delaware after six years. Scotty was preceded in death by his parents: Carrie Ann and Mitchell Scott and his siblings: Patrick Scott, Linda Scott, Rosalie Dickson, and Ernestine Scott. He leaves to cherish his memory and to continue to enjoy his love for music to: his wife, Jewel Scott; three daughters, Deborah Collin, Sharon Scott, and Michele Scott; three sons, Randolph (Randy), Carey Scott and John Ware; ten grandchildren, Sharee Scott-Farrare, Akeem Scott-Barry, Kenneth Jackson Jr., Shadéa Hester, Kenyell Scott, Terell Scott, Diamond Scott, Kendell Williams, Sheena Taylor, and Autumn Mack-Scott; six great-grandchildren, Shemar El, Kiam Logan-Scott, Jaylil Scott, Jahcell Crump, Zion Jenkins, and Trent Scott; one brother, Ernest Scott; two sisters, Brenda Scott, and Gwendolyn (Larry) Reavis; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and fans. Sorrowfully submitted, The Family

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