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Douglas A.  Scott

Douglas A.  Scott, Sr., age 83, of 60 North Church St., SherrodsvilleDouglas A.  Scott, Sr., age 83, of 60 North Church St., Sherrodsville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, in his residence.

Born Oct. 12, 1925, in Glenmont, he was the son of the late Alfred and Mary Bridget Marr Scott.

He retired in 1986 from the Ford Motor Company at Canton where he worked as a tool and die repairman for 38 years.   He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe as a squad leader.  He was a 1944 graduate of the former Sherrodsville High School. Doug was a member and former treasurer of the Calvary United Methodist Church at Sherrodsville.  He was a proud member of Sherrodsville American Legion Post #660.  He was a former member of the Sherrodsville Knights of Pythias and at one time enjoyed bowling.  An enthusiastic horseshoe player, Doug instigated and took responsibility for the installation of the horsehoe pits in Sherrodsville Village Park.

He is survived by a son, Douglas A. (Tammie) Scott, Jr. of Sherrodsville;  a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Debra) Hawthorne of Mineral City; a sister, Mary Leggett of Carrollton; three grandchildren, Zachary (Pamela) Hawthorne of Mineral City,  Mrs. Scott (April) Bonvechio of Dover, and Tessa Scott of Lawrenceville, PA;  and two great-grandchildren Allie Bonvechio and Alexander Bonvechio, both of Dover.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie L.  "Margie" Albright Scott, whom he married Aug. 22, 1947.  Margie passed away less than a week ago on Aug. 1, 2009.  Also preceding him in death were a brother William J. Scott, a sister Jane Enold, and a granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Hawthorne.

A graveside ceremony with a combined committal service for both Doug and Margie will be held at 11 a.m.. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, in the Sherrodsville Memorial Gardens with Rev. Clark A. Hogue III officiating.  Doug will then be honored with a military service conducted by the Carroll County combined units of the DAV, V.F.W., and American Legion.  Visitors will then be invited to attend a reception in the Calvary United Methodist Church Social Hall. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  To leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website.  The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements.

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