Lt. Col. Robert D.
Funeral services for Lt. Col. Robert D. "Dave" Scales will be held Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Druid Hills Methodist Church. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Mississippi Veterans Cemetery in Newton. Stephens Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. Lt. Col. Scales, 72, of Collinsville, was retired from the Mississippi Air National Guard where he served as a pilot, safety officer and flight instructor during his tour of duty. He also was an Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) and loved anything electronic. He constructed his own ham radio and was very active providing emergency communications during disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. He enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and was avid Gunsmoke fan. He loved life, his family and was a most devoted father to his children, grandfather, and husband to Beverly for 50 years.
Along with his wife, survivors include his children Dr. Charles Webb Scales (Theresa) of Ponte Vedro, Fla., Suzanne Scales Rutherford (Robert) of Jackson, Miss.; his grandchildren: Gregory James Scales, George Nelson Rutherford, Margaret Elizabeth Rutherford along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. James Webb Scales and Dorothy Scales; brothers James Webb Scales Jr., Arthur Paul Scales and sister Joyce Scales Orr.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to or the new Meridian Veterans Park to be constructed.
Friends may sign the online register at
Published on January 28, 2020


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Cindy Anders Colvin
Feb 05, 2020
So sorry for your loss, sincerely Cindy Colvin
Sharon Busler
Feb 03, 2020
Beverly, I was so sorry to hear about Dave. May the peace of Christ be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Jan 29, 2020
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Lt. Col. Robert D. "Dave" Scales.  Send flowers
Frank Norman
Jan 29, 2020
A good man.