Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:05 pm
The Messenger, May 11, 2011
Gordon Lee Scott, 93, of Union City died at his home May 10, 2011.
Services will be noon Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Ponticello officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be his remaining 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and his great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the church 5-8 this evening. White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hometown Walk of Hope, the Delores Ann Lattus Memorial Scholarship or the church.
He was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Ider, Ala., son of the late William Alvin and George Edna (Smith) Scott. He married the former Alma Ruth Campbell May 1, 1942, and they were wed for 69 years. She survives. He had worked for Bell South Telephone Co. for 42 years and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving with the Ninth Army in Panama, Belgium, France, Germany and Holland. He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus member and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He is also survived by six children and their spouses, Linda Lattus of Hickman, Ky., Steve and Susan Scott and Denise and Barry McKinnis, all of Union City, Georgiana Hayes of Jackson, Maria Wade of Smyrna and Philip and Vickey Scott of Troy; his daughter-in-law, Barbara Scott of Union City; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by three sons, Jonathan Scott, David Scott and John Scott; his granddaughter, Delores Lattus; and four sisters.