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J. Scott Marrs

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J. Scott Marrs

Springfield - February 22, 1958 - October 26, 2018

Scott Marrs passed away late Friday night after a brief illness. He was the principal lobbyist and representative in the state capitol for various organizations throughout the southwest Missouri region and the Ozarks, including the City of Springfield, Missouri State University, Boys and Girls Club, Mercy, Bass Pro, Branson, and many others.

He leaves behind his beloved family, his loving wife Brigitte of 37 years, an educator, his daughter Katharine, a national political advisor, and his son William, a law school graduate of the university of Missouri and political consultant. His mother Barbara Bullington, his brother David Marrs, his sister Julie Hendrickson; all from Springfield. As well as Stan Bullington of Poplar Bluff, and Michelle Marrs Cannon of Springfield.

Scott was a hard worker and diligent citizen promoting causes related to the place and people he grew up with in the Ozarks. He was a graduate and true son of the University of Missouri: with a Master's in Public Administration from the Truman School of Public Affairs, a political science graduate of Drury University, and an avid Mizzou Football fan. He was a friend to all, and loving father. Scott loved the outdoors, respected the natural beauty of the Missouri Ozarks, and taught his family to do the same. Scott was a believer in Christ and followed New Testament teachings, promoting kindness, grace, and service to others wherever he could. His quiet contributions to the city and region he loved made it a better place to live.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, November 2, at First Baptist Church in Springfield, MO under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Boys Scouts of America - Ozark Trails Council, and the National Park Service.
Published in the News-Leader from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2018
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