Merl Edward Scott, better known as Scotty, passed away on November 18, 2013 at home with his loved ones. He was 88 years old. Merl was born in Deerfield, Missouri on April 7, 1925 and was the 8th child of Herbert and Ava Scott's 10 children.
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During WWII, while working at the Richmond shipyards, he met the love of his life, Fae who he wrote many love letters to while serving in the Merchant Marines in the Pacific Ocean. Scotty, Fae, and 4 year old Anne, moved to Willits in 1951 where they owned and operated the Scott and Nelson Union Station on Main Street. M.E. Scott Trucking began in 1954 when Scotty bought a teal 1958 Diamond T logging truck. He loved hauling logs, working in the woods and hanging out at the White Cottage with his buddies Joe Shuda, Bob Alecksick, Lonnie Dockins, and John Alcorn.
Scotty loved his membership and involvement with the Lions Club for over 30 years especially serving as President in 1978-1979, Chairman of the Easter Egg Hunt, Pancake Breakfast, and the Super Bowl Party at the Community Center. He was also involved as a volunteer fireman for the Willits Fire Department in the early 1950's.
He leaves behind his wife, Fae of 68 years and two daughters, Merlene and Brenda. He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter Anne Scott Harms. Other family members include: Merlene's husband Jim and children Hillary and Colby, Brenda's children, Katelyn, Brooke, Brittany, and Kylee and their father Mel. Other grandchildren include: Anne's two daughters, Denise and Darla, and their brother Bradley and his brother Justin. Spouses include: David, Chris, Laurel and Briana. Great-grandchildren: (Denise's children) Delaney, Miranda, Duncan, and Ava (Darla's children) Dalton, Breanne, and Bradan. (Brad's children) James and Henry, as well as son in law George and Debbie and Brad's mother, Geri.
He is survived by his sister Mabel (and late husband Arch), brother Marvin and wife Fran, and Fae's sister Dee and her husband Frank and many many nieces and nephews who love their "Uncle". Special friends, Warren and Kathleen, Jeff, Fritz, Paul, and Nick.
A Celebration of Scotty's Life will be held at the Agape Bible Church Hall at 2pm on Friday, November 29, 2013. The celebration will include a potluck, so bring your favorite dish, as well as sharing memories with friends and family.
We all know that Scotty would love to have a "Yard Sale". Many of his antiques and "treasures" will be on display for all to enjoy.
Published in Willits News from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26, 2013