Wilbur T. "Scotty" Jr., 78, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 2, 2006.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1927, in Blue Lick, Mo., to the late Wilbur T. Scott Sr. and Lorene Donnell Scott. He was a resident of Saline County his entire life and devoted himself to the community of Sweet Springs and its residents. On Sept. 18, 1947, he married Catherine "Katie" Cutler, who survives of the home. They have one son, Russell, who resides in Sweet Springs with his wife, Janet, and two grandchildren, Kimberly of Pilot Grove, Mo., and Russell II and his wife, Angel, of Ashland, Mo.
He worked at Turner Motor Company and Turner-Berry Chevrolet before starting Scott Implement Company in October 1963. He sold the first tractor in November 1963. The company opened for parts, sales and service on Feb. 3, 1964, and closed for business on Nov. 4, 2005. He was a former member of the Sweet Springs City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Festival Board and the maintenance crew and clown at the Park Race Track. He was also a member of the Western/Southwestern Association. He was a member of the local volunteer fire department for over 40 years and was also a member of the rural fire protection association. He received the American Farmer Degree in 1947. He served as President of the Bethlehem Cemetery Board for 21 years and remained a member of the board until his death.
Family will receive friends and relatives from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. The funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church Thursday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy J. Scott. He loved his community of Sweet Springs and its citizens and he will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to go to Sweet Springs FFA Alumni, Fairview Cemetery or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice.
Additional information provided per family recompense.