Mr. William E. “Bill” Scott, age 93, of Marietta Georgia, passed away at comfort in his own home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 23, 2020. William was born in Florence, Indiana to William Searcy and Mildred Anna (Bramier) Scott. As a young man he was a farmer, truck driver, and a heavy equipment operator. Bill was inducted into the United States Army on February 5, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as a Paratrooper in World War II with the 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion in the Philippines and Japan from August 1945 to October 1946. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. Bill was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on December 3, 1946. After the war, he returned home to Switzerland County, Indiana. Once he arrived home, he was united in marriage to Katherine Riley on July 26, 1947. He owned a large truck for hauling logs and worked as a logger while also continuing to farm. In the 50’s they moved to Lexington Kentucky, where he built homes as a carpenter and concrete finisher. In the early 60’s the family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Bill worked as a car salesman at Phil Tonkan Pontiac until 1974. Bill and Katherine moved to Roswell, Georgia in 1974 before moving to Marietta, Georgia. Bill worked at Tom Jumper Chevrolet for 31 years as a manager until he retired at the age of 78. William loved farming. He even bought a farm later in life, so the family had a place to go for the summers. He enjoyed staying busy with his hobbies such as horses, boating, camping, making furniture, yard work, fixing and repairing anything that he could. He was the best driver ever as he could drive anything. He truly believed it was important to not be a burden on others and that most people are good. William was a generous, hard-working gentleman; never quitting until the end. Above all else he loved his wife, his family and our country.
William will be deeply missed by his wife of 73 years, Katherine Scott of Marietta, GA; his daughter, Sherry Kay Scott French; his son Stephen Scott and Jeff Scott and his wife, Lailani; his grandchildren, Nichole Scott, Erika Scott, Jessica French, Jediah French and his wife, Jody, Abigail Peelman, Kelly Scott, Gina Blair, Barbra Shultz Adams, and Margie Oglesby and his great-grandchildren, Jude French, Jace French, Justin French, Ashtyn Peelman, Noah Scott, Aiden Hellenbrand, Blaine Fernandez, Desiree Shultz, and Dylan Schultz.
William was preceded in death by his parents, William Searcy and Mildred Anna (Bramier) Scott; his son, Michael Scott; his grandchildren, Remero Fernandez, twins, Alivia Fay and Ava Kay Peelman; his beloved siblings, Donald Scott, Norman Scott, Eddie Scott, Ladora Cook and Dorothy Wiggins.
A Family Graveside Services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 4, 2020 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com