Byron C. Scott, 67, of Veedersburg, died 4:49am Monday July 5, 2010 at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born August 26, 1942 in Lafayette, Indiana the son of Garnal Lee and Virginia May (Boze) Scott. He married Iris Elizabeth Swetnam November 23, 1967 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She preceded him in death April 18, 2009.
He is also preceded in death by his parents and a brother Garnal M. Scott.
Surviving family include three daughters, Ginny Ward, Williamsport; Claire E. Voorhees, Noblesville; Kathy Scott, Veedersburg; brother, Gary (Cathy) Scott, Romney; son-in-law David Ward, Covington; four grandsons, Andrew Voorhees, Bloomington; Christopher Voorhees, Indianapolis; Cody Ward & Cameron Ward, both of Williamsport.
Byron graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1960 and attended Purdue University. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966, during this time he was in Vietnam for 13 months as a radio operator. He retired from R.R. Donnelly in Crawfordsville.
His memberships include the First Christian Church in Veedersburg, member and past master of F.&A.M. Richland #205 in Newtown, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, York Rite in Crawfordsville, and the O. E. S. in Hillsboro.
Byron had a great interest in history. He was an avid collector, including coins, stamps, and model trains. He enjoyed numerous outdoor activities when his health allowed him. He will be best remembered as a very caring person who never met a stranger, always looking for an opportunity to help those in need. His final act of giving in this world was the opportunity to be a tissue donor.
Memorial service will be 5:00 pm Friday July 9, 2010 at the First Christian Church in Veedersburg with Rev. Diana Sturm officiating. Military Honors will be presented by American Legion #288 in Veedersburg. Visitation will be 3:00 – 5:00 pm Friday at the Church. Inurnment will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to We Care Rescue www.wecarerescue.org , a pet rescue organization that Byron cared about deeply. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com