Ocala - Stanley Alfred Nairn "Scorpo", 91, first child of Evelyn Brown and Maxwell Nairn, born April 6, 1916 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, WI. Attended the Montego Bay Boy's School, and as a schoolboy excelled at soccer (football). He was a member and acolyte of Holy Trinity and St. James Parish Churches. He was also a Boy Scout with the Fourth Montego Bay Company. At the age of 16 he worked at the United Fruit Company and many years later with the Jamaica Banana Board. He rose through the ranks and was paymaster. Prior to his war service he was a keen and able sportsman, participating in a variety of sports. He holds the Jamaica Football Assoc. medals, as the highest Island goal scorer, 1937, 1938 and 1944-45. He also holds the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Assoc. 200 meter sprinter title 1939-1940. In 1944 he volunteered for war service in the Royal Air Force in England, and returned to the island in 1946. From various western Jamaica Football Assoc. clubs, he captained football teams to Cuba in 1955 and 1957 in friendly matches. He was secretary of the County of Cornwall Football Assoc. He excelled at Table Tennis (ping pong) Pocket Billiards (pool). For five years he coached the Cornwall College schoolboys in track and soccer. He came to the USA in 1972 and lived in Manhattan. He worked in accounting and retail at Alexander's Department Store. He was an associate member of the Cornwall College Old Boys' Assoc. NY chapter. He relocated to Silver Springs Shores, FL in 1985, where he was an active member of the SAFE Neighborhood Watch, and a founding member and secretary of the SSS Table Tennis Club. Stanley has a pleasant and easy going nature that endeared him to his many friends. He loved a good debate, politics and sports. Stanley Nairn leaves to morn his loss, widow, Daphne, children, Pat Leonard, Doreen Nairn, and Audrey Bernard Nairn, Gloria "Shirley" Gough grandchildren, Kerri, Kami, and Kressi Leonard, and Heather Bernard, Jean White, Marlene Downer, Opal Downer-Cole, 7 great-grandchildren by nieces, nephews, and a host of friends here, and in his home country of Jamaica. Funeral services will be held on Wed. March 26th at 2:00 PM at Incarnation Lutheran Church, SSS with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by ROBERTS FUNERAL HOMES BRUCE CHAPEL EAST, 2739 SE Maricamp Rd., Ocala, FL 34471.
Published in the Ocala Star-Banner from 3/23/2008 - 3/24/2008