Kenneth G. Scott, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, OH passed into the hands of the Lord, after facing many years of health challenges and disabilities without complaint, on January 30, 2020.
He was born December 11, 1933, a son of the late Ernest Scott and Laura Riddle Scott.
Ken was a longstanding member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Dillonvale, where he served on Parish Council, St. Adalbert School Board, and sang with the Family Choir for 25 years. He retired in 1993 as Supervisor of Stores at Ohio Power Company Steubenville Division after 35 years of service, and also from Mt. Pleasant Building Products.
He was an Army veteran, having served in Alaska during the Korean War, helping to defend the Aleutian Islands, with the Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion McCook Post 529.
Ken was a 47 year member of the Dillonvale-Mt. Pleasant Lions Club, where he served as Secretary Treasurer for 37 years and in 1984 represented his Club at the International Convention in San Francisco and in 1985 at the Convention in Dallas. He chaired many community projects including the installation of the granite sign at Buckeye Local High School. He served as Hearing Chairman of Lions District 13-G. In 2007, Ken was named a Melvin Jones Fellow, by Lions International Foundation where his name is shown electronically in continuous rotation in the Recognition Room at International Headquarters. He was inducted in Distruct 13-G Hall of Fame in 2005.
Ken was past President of Ohio Power Veterans Association. He served on Village Council for 11 years, was a former member of the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, often playing Santa Claus in the Village. He was a former board member of Dillonvale Mt. Pleasant Wastewater District, and of A E P Tri- County Veterans Association.
Ken was an avid sports enthusiast and formerly participated in many sports, including coaching parochial school basketball, Mt. Pleasant Little League and assisted coaching all sports at Dillonvale High School. He was an avid Notre Dame Fan, loved his 66 Mustang, mowing grass, and making up whimsical songs.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Eleanore. He was a loving and very devoted father to his two children, Carrie Scott Nemetz and her husband, John of Greensburg, PA, and Kevin L. Scott and his wife Jennifer, of Mt. Pleasant. He will be missed, loved, and cherished by his four adorable grandchildren, Alexis and Matthew Scott, of Mt. Pleasant, Francesca and Jonathan Nemetz of Greensburg, PA, his brother Darrell Scott and his wife, Linda of Manchester TN, a sister-in-law Carolyn Dundr and her husband, Ken, of Mt. Pleasant, and many nieces and nephews. Brother Ronald Scott, preceded Ken in death.
A family very well loved, a community and church well served, and a life well lived, who cherished most being called Mustang Pap-Pap and Poppa.
Family and Friends will be welcomed Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Wilson Funeral Home, 154 2nd St., Dillonvale from 1p.m. to 5p.m. with a Lions Club service at 4p.m. and vigil service being held at 4:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, February 3, at 10a.m. at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Dillonvale with Msgr. John Kolesar serving as celebrant. Interment to follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove where American Legion McCook Post #529 will be conducting Veterans services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 39 Smithfield St., Dillonvale, OH 43917 or the Dillonvale-Mt. Pleasant Lions Club #5465, P.O. Box 418, Mt. Pleasant, OH, 43939.
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