OBITUARY ~ WILLIAM ARTHUR "BILL" SCOTT
July 20, 1928 ~ September 01, 2012
William Arthur (Bill) SCOTT, son of Lewis and Cora (BIRTWELL) SCOTT, was born July 20, 1928 at Kellerton, Iowa.
Bill attended Mt. Ayr schools. He left high school to join the U.S. Army and served at the end of World War II. After his
discharge, Bill went back to school and graduated. Bill would re-enter the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was wounded
in Korea and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sgt.
In 1959, he married Virginia KIRCHGATTER of Mt. Ayr at the Baptist church with Rev. RHINEHART officiating. Two children
were born to this union; Teri Lynn and Sandy Eugene.
While in Mt. Ayr he was a police officer, filling station attendant, and truck driver. Bill and his family moved to
Marshalltown IA in 1964. He worked at the West Mercy Hospital as a maintenance electrician. He later worked at Fisher
Controls in Marshalltown, retiring from there in 1991. Bill also had his own electrical business called Scott Electric.
Bill loved traveling and camping with his family. His hobbies were reading Western books and watching John Wayne movies.
He also enjoyed restoring old cars.
Bill moved to Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr in 2009 and passed away on September 1, 2012 after a long period of poor health.
Surviving Bill is his wife Virginia SCOTT of Marshalltown, IA; daughter Teri MEEKS of Newton, IA; son Sandy SCOTT of
Marshalltown, IA; step-son Gary KIRCHGATTER & wife Linda of Marshalltown, IA; step-daughter Judy Schroeder of
Marshalltown, IA; four grandchildren Justin MEEKS, Ashley MEEKS, Scott UNDERWOOD, and Shannon PORTALIS; five
great-grandchildren Haley, Madison, Joshua, Jacob, and Jaydon; niece Cheryl ROACH of Tingley, IA; great-nephew BJ
BAKER of Arkansas; other relatives and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren Christopher Lee UNDERWOOD and Allan Joseph SCHROEDER;
sister Winnie ROACH; and two nephews Larry ROACH and Billy ROACH.
A memorial fund has been established to the family to be decided later.
Services were conducted at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, with Rev. Skip
RUSHING officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" and "U.S. Army Song."
Casket bearers included Sandy SCOTT,
Gary KIRCHGATTER, Scott UNDERWOOD, BJ BAKER and John FORD.
Military rites were by Ringgold Post #172 and Iowa Honor
Bill was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2012
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