Robert Scott (86) of Greenup, IL passed away in his sleep on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 3:59 am. He had been on home hospice since returning from a short hospital stay eight days earlier.
Bob was born at home on Dec. 11, 1932 to Orla Scott and Nellie Gardner Scott of rural Bradbury, IL. He went to King Grade School, then Toledo High School, and graduated from the first class of the new consolidated Cumberland High School.
He attended Eastern Illinois University for a year and worked on the family farm before serving in the Air Force from 1953-1955. He married Marilyn Carr in 1953 and had three children: Barbara (Ben) Ozier of Cerro Gordo, and Kurt Scott of Toledo. A third child, Debra, only lived 4 hours. He and Marilyn divorced and he later married Rosemary Easton Barz who had three children: Patti (Herb) Wiedermann of Shaker Heights, OH, Rick (Susan) Barz of Rancho Mirage, CA, and Susie (Tom) Titus of Lerna. Rose died in 1998 and several years later he began going to area dances with Janet Decker Cooper of Casey, who passed away this last summer.
He started managing Toledo Builders Supply in 1957, and in 1963 bought the business. The following year he bought Greenup Builders Supply. In 1974 he consolidated the businesses into the Greenup location, and in 1980 he completed construction of the new Scott’s Building Center in Greenup, IL. After he retired he began Scott’s Flooring Company, located inside SBC.
Bob was active in Toledo Kiwanis (later called the Toledo Volunteers), Greenup Industries, First Neighbor Bank board, Neal Center Inc. board, and Toledo Masons. He attended the Salem UMC Sunday School class. Bob was named the Cumberland County Citizen of Year in 2011 and received the Rosalee Chancellor Act of Kindness award in 2014.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother William Scott, his sister Dorothy (Roy) Myers of Moline, IL, his sister Mary (“Hedge”) Matheney of San Diego, CA, daughter Debra, and wife Rose.
Surviving are his two children Barbara & Kurt; three step-children: Patti, Rick, and Susie; grandchildren: Kristan Scott of Toledo, Michael (Ana) Scott of Yuma, AZ, Blake (Charity) Ozier of Greenup, Matt Scott of Greenup, Sophie Ozier of Little Rock, AR, Sarah (Todd) Macey of Denver, CO, Andrew Wiedermann of Shaker Heights, OH, Megan (Chad) Dubbe of London, England, Ricky Barz of Pasadena, CA, Jessica (Dustin) Gentry of Mahomet, and Carlie (Patrick) Gliha of Alexandria, VA; nephews Scott Matheney of Elmhurst, Charlie Scott of Toledo; nieces Judy Wilson of Toledo and Joyce Coleman of St. Louis; special cousins Tom Stitt and Mary Ervin, both of Toledo; several cousins, great-grandchildren, great-nieces & great-nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Toledo Neal Center YMCA or 4-H. There will be a memorial service on January 5th 2019 at 4 pm at the Toledo Christian Church, followed by military rites by Cumberland County Veterans outside the church. Immediately following that will be a Celebration of Life/Visitation at the Toledo American Legion. Casual attire is requested. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family. There will be a meal & visitation, followed by a band.