Elder Richard G. Scott, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the age of 86, on Sept. 22 at 1:45 p.m., at his home in Salt Lake City.

Elder Scott was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1977, and was sustained as an apostle on October 1, 1988, according to Mormon Newsroom.

“Elder Scott was able, very successfully, to keep his eye on eternity,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who served as a young missionary under Elder Richard G. Scott, according to Mormon Newsroom. “His messages were filled with hope. And he was unapologetic about repentance and the Atonement because he knew that that’s where hope came from or what one could hope for as a consequence of true, full repentance and the effect of the Atonement, the grace of Jesus Christ, in one’s life.”