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Dick Scott was a lifelong farmer

Was the owner of Scott’s Services for 31 years

  Richard “Dick” W.  Scott, 76, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 at 4:15 a.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

He was born on May 8, 1943, in Alger, Ohio, to the late William W. and Mary C. (Orders) Scott, Sr.  On Nov. 26, 1961, Dick married Susan Kay Saine and she preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2011.

Dick was a lifelong farmer and was the owner of Scott’s Services for 31 years.  He previously worked for the United Telephone Company of Lima and Teledyne /Ohio Steel. 

Dick was a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of Lima and attended the Alger Assembly of God Church, where he was a former Sunday School Superintendent. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Ohio Duroc Association and the Ohio Chester White Association. Dick enjoyed singing, spending time at the Alger Freeze with friends and especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Surviving are his five children: Bret Scott of Ada, Lisa Keckler of Ada, Craig (Rosanna) Scott of Ada, and twins: David (Cindy) Scott of Alger and Michele Richardson of Lima; 13 grandchildren: Michael Scott, Justin (Jessica) Keckler, Darren (Lindsey) Keckler, Courtney (Michael) Wireman, Matthew Scott, Shelby Richardson, James (Kayla) Richardson, Emily Keckler, Mitchell Scott, Gabrielle Scott, Deavan Scott, Grant Scott and Joshua Scott; nine great grandchildren: Myah, Bennett, Corbin, Leila, Bella, Easton, Landen, Aubree and Elliott; a brother, Tom (Lesa) Scott of Alger; a sister, Kaylene (Rick) Ward-Best of Ada: four sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Burden, Judy Saine, Darlene Saine and Sylvia Saine; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Scott Jr.; and two sisters: Joyce Reiff and Sandra McKinley.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Alger Assembly of God Church with Rev. Dan Holbrook and Rev. Ed Jarrell officiating.  Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Teens for Christ, Lima and/or St. Jude’s Children’s Research.