Scott Edward Allender passed away in Palm Bay, Florida, on August 3, 2021.
Scott was born December 19, 1969, in Akron, Ohio. His family moved to Palm Bay, where he grew up and was a 1988 graduate of Palm Bay High School. After high school, he spent four years serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, which he was very proud of. Scott received the Navy Achievement Medal by General Gray for his outstanding accomplishments during a joint service exercise.
Scott spent 22 years with the City of Melbourne Fire Department as a driver engineer and a firefighter/ paramedic, where he received many accolades for his public servant position. With his years of experience as a medic, he also was a preceptor and helped train the incoming newbies, getting them ready to be solo medics with the city.
He really enjoyed teaching. He was a hard worker who worked a second job for many years with Rural Metro Ambulance in Orlando. Scott was a very talented fisherman and loved his time spent at the Stick Marsh and many other lakes across the state. He fished many state firefighter tournaments, Palm Bay Bass Masters tournaments, and numerous charity tournaments.
Scott is loved by so many and had a heart of gold. He would do anything for his family, friends, or anyone really. He had a tough exterior but was a gentle giant. His wife called him a big teddy bear. He was passionate about his job but loved his time on the lake. He enjoyed bass fishing, motorcycling, four-wheeling, playing Clash of Clans, and watching the Florida Gators play football.
Scott was the leader of his family and loved them more than anything in this world. He was a believer in Jesus Christ, and his favorite scripture was Matthew 5:16 (NIV): In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
His family and friends would attest to him letting his light shine. We’re certain he is looking down, watching over us and wishing he was here to hold and comfort us. Although we heard the last call, we keep waiting for him to come home from his shift. Scott was the rock of our family’s foundation.