After five decades of dedication, Scott Deveraux bids farewell to Associated Food Stores, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, commitment and camaraderie. His retirement marks the end of an impressive career that began on March 25, 1974, when he was hired by Stan Barnes in the accounts payable department. 

Throughout his tenure, Scott served in various capacities, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. Starting as a matching clerk, he later took on roles like computing gross margins and rebates, expense clerk, first internal auditor, claims manager and AP supervisor. In 1983, Scott received an offer from Ron Jones, the transportation director, to become the transportation accounting and office manager, a position he held until 2009. 

Reflecting on his journey, Scott expressed gratitude for the opportunities he received and the friendships he forged during his time at AFS. He fondly reminisced about the company’s role in providing for him and his wife, Cozette, and their two sons, Caleb and Aaron. 

Aside from his professional accomplishments, Scott also dedicated himself to serving his community and church. He praised AFS for accommodating his commitments outside of work, allowing him to fulfill various roles within his church and spend quality time with his family. 

As he begins the next chapter of his life, Scott looks forward to continuing his church service. While travel plans may be modest for now, he eagerly anticipates cherished moments with his loved ones. 

In closing, Scott expressed his heartfelt gratitude to AFS for providing him with 50 remarkable years of growth, fulfillment and cherished memories. His retirement marks the end of an era, but his impact will be felt for years to come.