William J. Scott, 80, of Freeville, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Cayuga Medical Center.
Born February 9, 1933 in Reynoldsville, he was a son of the late Elton Eugene and Ida Frederick Scott and husband of Patricia A. Scott. Mr. Scott graduated from Trumansburg High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed with Verizon for 33 years. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 770 in Trumansburg. Mr. Scott was inducted into the Trumansburg Athletic Hall of Fame and the Cortland Bowling Hall of Fame. He was an avid bowler, golfer, hunter, and Yankees fan. He spent a lot of time supporting the Dryden Central School sports teams. Most of all, he was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
William is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Steve Scott of Freeville; children, William L. (Amy) Scott of Freeville, Michael J. (Amy) Scott of Ithaca and Laurie (Gerard) Lawrence of VA; grandchildren, Melissa Lawrence, Jeremy (Rachel) Lawrence, both of VA, Kristen (Andrew) Hunt, Justin Scott, both of NC, Michaela Scott and Vanessa Scott, both of Ithaca; great-grandchildren, Trent and Olivia Lawrence, both of VA and Madison and Logan Hunt, both of NC; brother, Robert (Dorothy) Scott of Trumansburg; sisters, Clara Caveney of Ithaca and Hazel Lackey of CO; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Scott of FL and Eleanor Scott of Trumansburg; mother-in-law, Jeannette Steve of Groton; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Paul, Carl, Elton Jr. and Leslie Scott; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Scott and Dorothy Scott; brothers-in-law, Ben Caveney and Roy Lackey.
In respecting the wishes of Mr. Scott, there will be an informal gathering for family and friends Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Michael and Amy Scott, 322 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Dryden Sports Boosters. Arrangements are by the Lansing Funeral Home.