Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

June 14, 2014

Jack Scott

Jack L. Scott, 74, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at his home in rural Brownstown with his wife and kids at his side.

Funeral service for Mr. Scott will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brownstown High School with Dr. Roy Yarbrough, the Rev. Tom Bryant and the Rev. John O’Dell officiating.Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Brownstown High School and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the school. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. 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.

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 Aug. 19, 1961, at Haley Chapel in Bluff City, 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 fiancee Ashton, and Hoyten; granddaughter, Morgan; great-granddaughter, Brynlee; stepgrandson, Layton; stepgranddaughters, Kassidy and Kallie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Scott; and sister, Betty (Yarbrough) Richards.

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