Referee Jack Scott Funeral Today

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Published on June 17 2014 8:39 am
Last Updated on June 17 2014 8:39 am
Written by Millie Lange

Jack Scott, of rural Brownstown, was an Illinois High School Association basketball official for over 40 years. Scott died Wednesday, June 11 at his home in rural Brownstown.

Scott refereed many basketball games in the area during his lifetime. Scott also farmed and managed Yarbrough Enterprises, was an insurance agent for Country Companies and past president of Southern IL U-Haul Company. He was named to the IBCA Hall of Fame, and was a founding member of the South Central Basketball Officials Association.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Brownstown High School with Dr. Roy Yarbrough, Rev. Tom Bryant, and Rev. John O'Dell officiating. 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.

The South Central Basketball Officials Association left a poem in Greg Sapp's car at visitation Monday. Here is the poem:

Bulldogs and Bombers, Aces and Eagles

Traveling is a violation, goaltending is illegal.

Hearts and Hornets, Indians and Shoes

Every Tuesday and Friday someone had to win, someone had to lose

From Galesburg to Paris, Cairo to Kankakee

There weren't many gyms ol Jack didn't see.

And, if I'm not mistaken, I just heard him say

"St. Pete that's your warning, the next one's a "T"!