Jack L. Scott (74) of rural Brownstown


Published on June 12 2014 11:38 am

Jack L. Scott, 74, passed away at 9:07pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at his home in rural Brownstown with his wife and kids at his side.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Brownstown High School, Brownstown, IL with Dr. Roy Yarbrough, Rev. Tom Bryant, and Rev. John O'Dell officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm Monday at the school and one hour prior to services at the school Tuesday. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown, IL. Memorials may be made to Haley Chapel, Brownstown Community School District Foundation, American Cancer Society for Oral Cancer, Kassy Fulk Memorial Scholarship, Fayette County Health Dept Hospice, or donor's choice. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia is assisting.
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Jack L. Scott was born on June 10, 1940 in the very home he was raised and passed away in, in rural Brownstown. He was the son of Herbert and Aribert (Yarbrough) Scott. Jack married Bettie J. Dowell on August 19, 1961 at Haley Chapel in Bluff City, IL, where he and Bettie are members. Throughout his life Jack farmed and managed Yarbrough Enterprises, was an insurance agent for Country Companies, past president of Southern IL U-Haul Company, and an IHSA basketball official for over 40 years. He held memberships at Haley Chapel in Bluff City, Vandalia Moose Lodge #1447, Mason's Temperance Lodge #16, IHSA, Gideon's International, IBCA Hall of Fame, and was a founding member of the South Central Basketball Officials Association.
Jack is survived by his wife, Bettie Scott of Brownstown; sons Troy Scott and wife Dee of Brownstown and David Scott and wife Shelley of Greenfield; grandsons Daton, Dylan, Coleman and fiancée Ashton, and Hoyten; granddaughter Morgan; great granddaughter Brynlee; step-grandson Layton; step-granddaughters Kassidy and Kallie; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Scott and sister Betty (Yarbrough) Richards.