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Thomas Scott

July 27, 1940 - January 3, 2020

Memorial Service: 1 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Riceville (New Bethel) Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, KY. Family will receive friends after the service.

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Thomas “Tom” Scott was born July 27, 1940 to the late Winfer and Mable Williams Scott. He was the oldest of nine children. Tom entered into rest on January 3, 2020 after a prolonged battle with dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Morgan Scott, of Danville, KY; Curtis (Dorothy) Scott of Lancaster, KY; Margaret Blair of Paintsville, KY; Ron (Susan) Scott of Conover, OH; Joseph (Karen) Scott of Leander, KY; Carrie (Steve) Barnhill of Sulphur, LA; John (Barb) Scott of Staffordsville, KY; Becky Scott Childers of Sidney, OH and Betty Sue Scott of Sidney, OH. Also surviving are five children; Carole Ann (Roger) Caudill of Leander, KY; Pamela Joyce (David) Baldwin of Leander, KY; Jeffrey Allen (Cindy) Scott of Sitka, KY; Patricia Sue (Bill) Branham of Thelma, KY and Karen Jean Wheeler of Leander, KY. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.

Tom was a working man. He held a multitude of jobs from truck driver and gas station attendant to sandwich truck driver. He found his true calling in sales. His work took him to many jobs and states from Ohio to the Carolinas. Throughout his career he garnered numerous Salesman of the Year and other awards. When he took a job with Brown Foodservice of Louisa in 1995, he and Theresa moved back to the hills of eastern Kentucky where he was raised.
Tom was a lover of the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish and took every opportunity to bring young people to share in his passion. He particularly loved upland bird hunting and deer hunting. He fondly told tales of hunting and fishing adventures as long as his body and mind allowed.
Tom received his greatest gift, the gift of Salvation, on April 24, 2003. After recovering from open heart surgery, he was baptized on July 24, 2005. He became a member of Riceville Freewill Baptist Church on October 23, 2005 where he remained a faithful member as long as his health permitted.
Tom was called to his Heavenly Reward on January 3, 2020 surrounded by many loved ones. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He has now broken free of the bondage of sickness and suffering and, Forevermore, shall dwell in the house of the Lord.

A memorial service will be 1 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Riceville (New Bethel) Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville, KY. Family will receive friends after the service.

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