Funeral services for John Leonard Scott, 84, of Sperry, OK, were held Friday, March 15, 2019 at Community of Christ Church in Sperry, OK. Elder Charles Rowden and Elder Phyllis Gaddy officiated, and burial was in Scott Family Private Cemetery in Osage County, OK. Casket bearers were Bryce Smith, Denton Eller, Corey Ramsey, Rob Ridenour, Chris Tracy and Robert Orcutt. Honorary Casket bearers were Charlie Rowden, Donald Jordan, the Country Corner Fire Department, the Skiatook Fire Department, Gary Scott and Billy Joe Scott.
John was born November 24, 1934 in Tulsa, OK to John Leon Scott and Lucille Gail (Ridneour) Scott-Washburn. He passed away March 11, 2019 in Collinsville, OK.
John was a lifelong Sperry Pirate, class of 1954. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church. John’s favorite place to commune with his Savior, was on his tractor, brush hogging. He was proud of his community and held various positions for SUSA. John spent many years on the road as a truck driver, and for pipeline and oilfield work. He finally decided to start his own business, starting Scott Equipment. He serviced many of the rural water districts and local needs.
As many know, fishing was John’s favorite hobby of choice. He loved catfishing and teaching others how to fish. Quail hunting was another favorite. Quail conservation stopped that favorite sport though. After these hobbies became hard on the old body, John loved wood burning and painting. We have a few out for display.
John was proud of his family and considered them his greatest accomplishments. And of course, making his 60th wedding anniversary, which was March 5, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, wife, Joyce A. Scott; daughter, Melodee A. Ruiz and husband, Brian; son, Shon D. Scott and wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Tobi Smith and husband, Bryce, Rachel E. Ruiz, Carly Ruiz and husband, Quinton Hicks, Cassie Quinton and husband, Sean, Codi Smith and husband, Cory; great-grandchildren, Hunter Smith, Mayzie Smith and many others; brother, Gary R. Scott; sister, Nikki (Scott) Emmert and husband, Richard; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Gail (Ridenour) Scott-Washburn; and father, John Leon Scott.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Online condolences to the family can be made at johnsonsperry.com