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Sylvester Scott (Scotty) took his final flight on September 28, 2016.
He was born on May 26, 1936, in Montcalm, West Virginia, son of Samuel Solomon Scott and Juanita Calhoun Scott.
Scotty was loved by many people, and during his life’s journey, he married his first wife, Shelva J. Miller on November 3, 1955. They were blessed with one daughter, Vicky Lynn (Scott) Davis; one granddaughter, Kristi Buchanan; and two great-granddaughters, Summer Rainbow and Skye Gem Frost.
His final steps lead him to his wife, Vivian E. (West) Scott, and their journey began on January 11, 1996, in Pulaski County, and with that event, Scotty chose to become a Dad to: a son, James Clay “Jamie” Troxell; and three daughters, Olivia Troxell, Shondee Troxell and Danyelle Scott; a grandfather to seven grandchildren, Jamie N. Mulligan, Sabrina Vito, Harris Short, Jacob Short, Haley McAlpin, Austin Scott, and Gabriella Bell ; and a great-grandfather to Nevaeh and Alexis Mulligan.
Scotty was a Navy Veteran serving from 1954 to 1962, during the Korean War. He was retired from International Union Operating Engineers. He built roads in Northern Kentucky and in Southern Ohio. He had a love and passion for life and learning. He loved airplanes, but due to an eye injury, couldn’t get his pilot’s license. He was a realtor in three states. Scotty went to college at University of Cincinnati and Florida State University. He held many certificates, from welding to running a water plant. He loved old cars (especially Mustangs), Ford trucks, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. He built street rods in his younger years.
Scotty loved family get-togethers and listening to the family pickers play and sing. He loved the great food at family get-togethers, where Vickie, Shondee and Dinah were the cooks. Scotty was a well-known Willie Nelson fan. Vickie made his dream come true in 2001, when she and her husband, R.D. Davis, took him to Farm Aid, as a birthday surprise.
In his remaining years, he listened to WTHL radio and ministers on TV; T.D. Jakes being his favorite.
He kept us laughing with our sense of humor, there was never a dull moment.
He was so proud of all the accomplishments of his children.
Thanks to all who helped care for him in the last few months and made our last journey together a more pleasant one. Special thanks to my mom and dad, Everett and Betty West, Aunt Janet and her son, Reese Phelps “Scotty’s gentle gorilla”, my sister, Dinah Meade, and our friend, Gary Langford.
Remember, Scotty loved all of you and held you dear in his heart. Celebrate his memory and the life you shared with him, and those memories will live on in your heart. Love and prayers to everyone.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Randolph Scott; his three sisters, Hallie Kathleen Scott Caldwell, Helen Scott Lutzes, Mellie Pauline Scott Becker; and son, James Clay “Jamie” Troxell.
A Celebration of Scotty’s Life will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., at Cross Connections Church, South Highway 27, Somerset, with Pastor Brian Sawyer officiating. Song selections will be performed by Anthony West and Bill Roberts. Military Honors will be conducted by the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club.