John Scott Douthitt died with family by his side in Tucson, Ariz. on Oct. 18, 2021 from complications of a stroke and multiple sclerosis. He was 73.

He was born in Arlington, Va. on June 9, 1948, to Lt. Col. Theodore F. Douthitt and Barbara Melancon Douthitt. As an Army brat, he lived abroad, first in Germany and then Chile, until his family returned to Tucson when he was in middle school. In 1967, he graduated from Catalina High School. A year later he enlisted in the Army and served for four years, including a tour in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

After the Army, Scott attended Northern Virginia Community College and obtained an associate’s degree in hotel and restaurant management. He returned to Tucson, attended the University of Arizona, and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1976. He was hired by and worked for the city of Tucson for 30 years and retired as the director of finance. He was an excellent boss and worked with all factions of city government.

In 1975, he married Deborah Sue Doane of Tucson and they were married for 46 years. Together they raised their only daughter, Laura.

Scott was blessed with a great sense of humor. He was an avid reader, a carb lover, and a red wine aficionado. He loved all sports but stayed true to the University of Arizona, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots. He was the son in law of the late Richard and Martha Howes Doane of West Tisbury, and a frequent visitor in their home.

He had a very generous heart, was a hard worker and an amazing father. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, daughter Laura, son in law Bradley, granddaughter Olivia, nephew Michael, sister in law Eileen McCoy. and many cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Ted and nephew Robert.

He will be interred with military honors at the West Tisbury town cemetery on Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. Arrangements are being made by Adair Funeral Home in Tucson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.