Charles Herbert “Carlos” Scott passed away on March 30, 2021 at the age of 75. A beloved father, grandfather, uncle and dear friend to everyone he ever encountered, Carlos was born on February 16, 1946 in Oruro, Bolivia, the son of Elena Ribero and Frederick Scott. After emigrating to America and becoming a citizen, he attended Northeast Missouri State University before going on to proudly serve in the United States Army from 1968-1971.
In 1971, Carlos returned to St. Louis, where he would live for the rest of his life. He began a nearly 40-year career in the printing and bookbinding career in 1971, as an apprentice at Lewin Bookbinding, where he would eventually become the supervisor of the hard binding department. In 1988, he began working at Fiedler Printing as a bindery supervisor, and in 1989, he moved to Repco Graphics, where he worked until his retirement in 2009, as the vice president of the bindery division.
In his retirement, Carlos reveled in his loved ones, making frequent trips across the United States to see family in states like Texas, Wyoming, Colorado and Florida. He was passionate about his children, his extended family and his many friends. He also loved to see the world, traveling to destinations like New Orleans, Alaska, Hawaii and Vancouver, Canada throughout his life. Proud of his Bolivian heritage, he spent many years as an active member and former president of the Bolivian Society of St. Louis. An avid tennis player and fan, Carlos was a regular on area tennis courts. Apart from tennis, he was also a passionate fan of other sports, following his beloved St. Louis Blues, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints, as well as being a lifelong fan of El Club The Strongest Bolivian futbol team.
Carlos was funny, charismatic, engaging, a learner and a devoted reader. He was magnetic, as drawn to others as they were to him. He was fascinated and eager to engage with anyone and everyone he ever encountered in life, whether it was a stranger in a grocery store, a flight attendant on an airplane or the owner of a barbecue restaurant closing down for the day. His zest for life was matched only by the depth of his caring for those he met and knew and loved. Carlos, a father figure, mentor and champion for so many, had a generosity of spirit that knew no end. For all those he touched and enriched, his own full, rich life was a testament to the value of a loving family, lifelong friendships and a gracious heart.
Carlos was preceded in death by his son, Charles John (CJ), and his mother and father. He is survived by his son David, his daughter-in-law Christine and granddaughter Kelsey; his daughter, Carla, and his son-in-law Preston Jones; his sisters, Gladys and Mercedes; his many deeply loved nieces and nephews and their spouses and children.
Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel Friday April 2, 4-7 pm. Private service and interment.