Wilson “Scott” Whyte

January 19, 2023
Wilson “Scott” Whyte

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Wilson “Scott” Whyte, 64,  lifelong resident of Williamsburg,  passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on January 19, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. Whyte Jr. and Martha Whyte and his brother, S. Ward Whyte. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ethel Whyte. They met and fell in love in March 1986, and were married on April 25, 1992. Scott had three daughters and one son. Rhonda Walls Rochelle (Timothy) of Edenton, NC, Shelly Walls Taylor (S. Todd) of Williamsburg, VA, Nicole E. Walls of Williamsburg, VA, and Scott Davis Whyte (Erika) of Blacksburg, Va. Scott also had five grandchildren who were the apple of his eye. Brandon Haislip Jr., Jonathan Haislip, Olivia Haislip of Edenton, S. Grayson Taylor of Williamsburg and Emerson John Whyte of Blacksburg. He is also survived by his brother James J. Whyte of Toano, Va.

Scott graduated from Virginia Tech in 1981 with a B.S. degree in horticulture. He was a gifted horticulturist who loved everything outdoors. As an avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing, camping, golf, and football. GO COLTS! GO HOKIES!


His funeral will be at Liberty Baptist Church located at 15810 Liberty Church Road Lanexa, VA 23089 on Sunday January 22, 2023 at 2pm and the family will be accepting friends following the service.

Memorial Service

Sunday, January 22, 2023
2:00 PM

Liberty Baptist Church - Directions
15810 Richmond Road
Lanexa, VA 23168

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  • January 22, 2023
    Scott J Thomas says:
    Scott was a good man, I worked with him for many years. His knowledge was an inspiration. I was saddened to hear this news and hope the family to have strength during this difficult time.

  • January 22, 2023
    Sylvia Akrie says:
    I worked with Scott at Jamestown Feed & Seed. He was such a good, hardworking man. Fortunately, I was able to personally tell him MANY times about his great work ethics. Sincere sympathy and prayers to his family.

  • January 21, 2023
    Dear cousin Ethel & family, My heart aches for your loss of your Husband, Dad, Grandpa. I pray that you all will feel the many prayers being said, the many hugs I wish I could give you, the arms to hold you, the shoulders to lean on and the heart that loves you so much. I will be with you in spirit on Sunday as you celebrate Scott’s life and lay him to rest. Love you always and forever, CousIn Diane

  • January 21, 2023
    Brandon Baker says:
    We worked with Scott while he was at the City of Newport News. He was always friendly, fair, consistent and honest. He treated us with respect and we wanted to do quality work for him and the city. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

  • January 21, 2023
    Kathy Chambers says:
    Shelly, I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. I am thinking and praying for your whole family. Sending love to all . Sending special hugs to you and Grayson.