It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Robert Scott Joslin, Jr. of Hendersonville, Tennessee. He passed away peacefully on August 18, 2022 at the age of 92. He is preceded in death by his parents Dorothy Isabelle Collier Joslin and Robert Scott Joslin Sr. and by his brothers Richard Wilfred Joslin and John Melvin Joslin. He is survived by his sister Margaret Blanche Joslin Dunlap, his devoted wife of 70 years Anita Mae Graves Joslin and his children Sharon Gayle Joslin and Robert Scott Joslin III.
Scott was born April 20, 1930 in Detroit Michigan. He grew up in Caro, Michigan and attended Darby Grade School and graduated from Caro High School in 1948. Upon graduation Scott enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a proud member of the 187th Regimental Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It was during this time that he met Anita. He was later stationed in Japan and made two combat jumps in Korea in 1950 and 1951. Soon after his return he and Anita were married on December 22, 1951. Scott attended Bowling Green Business University where he was President of his Fraternity, Pi Tau Nu. He graduated in 1957.
He was employed by Ernst and Ernst Accounting Firm from 1953 - 1957 where he began his long accounting career. He later was employed by Cumberland Oil, Avco, Harsco, Kerrigan Ironworks and retired as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IKG/Borden. Scott was a member of The National Association of Accountants where he was President of the Nashville Council and a member of the prestigious McCloud Society.
Scott was a patriot and he loved his country! He continued to honor his military roots as the President of The Torii Chapter of The Rakkasan Association for several years at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Scott received several awards for his community service including The Key To The City of Bowling Green , Kentucky, The Key To The City of Caro, Michigan, and was made a Kentucky Colonel. Always comfortable in a leadership role, Scott excelled at public speaking. He never met a stranger, and cared deeply about his family and friends who can be found around the globe. Scott and Anita traveled extensively, raised their children and enjoyed a long, wonderful life together for 70 years. Scott enjoyed fishing, cooking, reading, gardening, classical music and dancing to Big Band favorites such as Montavani. He was most happy with his wife and his children at home on the lake. He was respected and beloved by all who met him and will be greatly missed.
Visitation with family will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Hendersonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home on Main Street. A Celebration Of His Life will follow at 4 PM. In addition to the initial service, a Full Honors Military Service will take place on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at The Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West In Hopkinsville, Kentucky.