Jimmie Max Scott, son of the late Earnest Afton and Marie Raney Scott, was born July 23, 1927, in Searcy, Arkansas, and departed this life April 8, 2019, at Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri. He was 91 years, eight months, and 16 days of age.
Jim went to school at Shady Grove school, south of Mountain Grove, Missouri. He married Betty Ruth Gartin. Five children were born to this union. Later he married Ruth Crisp and then married Betty Jean Fosset. In their spare time, he and Jean enjoyed hunting for antiques together.
Jim was a dairy farmer his entire life. From 1947 to 1962, he worked at a large farm in Friend, Kansas. He later moved to his family farm south of Mountain Grove and farmed there for the rest of his life. He greatly enjoyed spending time fishing and hunting.
Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Scott; two sons, Kenny Scott and Ronnie Scott; one grandson, Michael James; one brother, Robert Scott; and two sisters, Dollie Scott and Alice Jean.
He is survived by two sons, Jerry Scott (Nancy Mason) and Don Scott (Tammy), all of Cabool, Missouri; one daughter, Marie McGaughey (Kevin) of Kansas City, Missouri; three brothers, Bill Scott (Anita), Levan Scott, and Ernie Moore (Carol), three sisters, Nellie Louise, Doris Albauer, and Willa Scott; grandchildren, Jimmie Scott, Bethany Cashman, Scotty Scott, Johnny Scott, Chris Scott, Kerry Scott, Justin Shields, and Jamie Manly; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Funeral services followed the visitation at 2:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Zach Pridemore officiating. Jimmie Scott, Scotty Scott, Johnny Scott, Jimmie Tate, Dale Melton, and Donnie Crisp served as pallbearers. Song selections were “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Burial was in Mountain Valley Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.