James J. “Jim” Scott

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June 21, 1941 - October 19, 2018
Born in O'Fallon, MO
Resided in Wentzville, NO

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Scott, James J. (Jim) (Scotty)

Passed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 19, 2018. He was the son of the late William M. Scott Sr. and Myrtle I. Scott (Dixon).

He is survived by his loving wife, best friend and soul mate Carolyn Scott; daughters, Kelly Barton (Tim) of Warrenton, MO, Kimberly Overkamp (Terry) of O’Fallon, MO, Denise Crawford of Wentzville, MO; son, Jay Thornton of Campbell, MO; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren with twins due in December; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Scott Jr.; and two great grandchildren.

He lost his 5 ½ year battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. He was an inspiration to many and was an advocate for patient care. He enjoyed his volunteered time at Siteman Cancer Center St. Peters, talking with the patients and assisting with the touch therapy dogs.

Jim was a retiree of Laclede Gas in St. Louis and a 20-year employee of the Warrenton Golf Course. He graduated from St. Charles High School in 1959. He loved golf, hunting, and especially loved crappie fishing with his wife. He loved spending time with his family, especially at the annual fish fry. He met with friends and fellow Veterans every Thursday at the Dog Prairie and enjoyed the company and camaraderie.

He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a life member of the St. Charles Co. Marine Corps League, life member of VFW Post 5077 O’Fallon, MO, life member of Amvets Post 106 St. Peters, MO, and life member of the St. Louis Chapter 1 Marine Division.

Memorials can be made to the St. Charles Co. Marine Corps League or the American Cancer Society.

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October 22, 2018

Jim and the TOUCH therapy dogs

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  1. David and Jean Alexander October 20, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    candle 8God Bless Jim’s family and friends. Our Dear Friends! We have so many memories. Golf, fishing, traveling, dinners or just visiting. Jim, Dave and Bob Thomas retiring from Laclede the same day. We’re so sorry for the family, but we know Jim Scott is feeling no more pain with our Lord, Jesus Christ. God saw him suffering and said, No More! Well done My good and faithful servant. It is time. We love you Jim. We always will! Rest easy in God’s forever home!

  2. Kurt and Elaine Bruns October 20, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    candle 1No more pain and suffering, Jim. God has taken over. We will miss you and we all loved our times together. Rest in peace good buddy, rest in peace. Scott family, please know we care.

  3. Nola and John Pfuhl October 20, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss, my husband worked at Laclede and knew him.sending prayers your way.

  4. June Thompson October 20, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Dear family,
    Jim was such a great man who started offering to pray for me while he was in the shape he was in. God bless his soul. I wrote an article in the Campbell Courier this week about him. I will miss him on line. May God be with you all.

  5. Margaret Barrett October 21, 2018 at 7:19 am - Reply

    I was privileged to know Jim through his volunteer work with the TOUCH therapy dogs at Siteman St. Peters. He was such an inspiration to the patients at Siteman, as he encouraged them during their visits with the dogs. He always had a smile on his face, no matter how he felt that day. The Duo TOUCH therapy teams will miss you, Jim!

  6. Margaret Barrett October 21, 2018 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I was privileged to know Jim through his volunteer work with the TOUCH therapy dog program at Siteman St. Peters. He was such an inspiration to the patients at Siteman, as he encouraged them during our visits. He always had a smile on his face, no matter how he felt. He fought courageously, and will be missed by all of the Duo TOUCH therapy teams. Sending prayers to his family.

  7. Richard Scott October 21, 2018 at 7:53 am - Reply

    candle 5Goodbye my brother,
    I do hope that our visits allowed you to have the needed comfort while traveling to “God’s Holy Home.”

    I love and miss you brother, Rest In Peace from your long and arduous journey through life. Perhaps, we will meet at “Rainbow Bridege.”

  8. Richard Scott October 21, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Goodbye, my brother.
    I do hope that our visits allowed you to have the needed comfort as you traveled to God’s “Holy Home.”

    The battle that you fought was long and arduous..you never gave up..A former Marine..who continued to display “Semper Fi.”

    I love and miss you, brother. Perhaps, we will be afforded the opportunity to meet at the “Rainbow Bridge.” I hope so.

  9. Steve Ward October 21, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Hi Dear Friend,

    Your courage, mindfulness, kindness, compassion and faith left an imprint not only my heart and soul, but also those you touched at Siteman, SSM DePaul and the many you and I met in the public. We had a knack for talking to strangers and listening. More often than not, they were coping with a challenging situation. We believed it was not a coincidence having met these people, but rather God’s purpose. You did a good job following God’s purpose and will forever continue that mission of illuminating the hearts and souls of family, friends and all you met. Thank you for your friendship.

    Steve Ward

  10. Robert Reed October 21, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    candle 7Jim was a great man, an inspiration to all who knew him. He helped my son with his cancer battle at Siteman.. Jim is now guarding the streets of Heaven with his fellow Marines. Semper Fi my friend.

  11. Clyde and Cindy Bachelor October 21, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Scotty, on behalf of all your WGC Wild Bunch buddies, you will be sorely missed at our Wednesday scrambles. We love you and are so proud to be among your many friends. Clyde 😔🙏

  12. Steven Stuckmeyer October 21, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Jim was like a Big Brother. Always had an ear to listen and so positive with life. Semper Fidelis my friend.

  13. Tom Scheibelhut October 21, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Jim may you Rest In Peace in the hands of you Lord. Now your are painless at last.
    Prayers for your family

  14. Terry Martin October 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Jim your mission here on earth is over Marine. You are now with your maker in Heaven Rest in peace brother. No more pain and suffring. Jim and I fought the fight for the last few years together online keeping each other pumped up and praying for one another. I will keep up the fight with this horrible disease.

  15. Richard Schierding October 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    To a fellow marine, you will be missed

  16. Sandi October 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    candle 7Fair winds and following seas my Marine friend…you fought like a warrior. Sleep peacefully.

  17. Denise Crawford October 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dad you have been a great role model for me an I am so glad you took me on as your daughter when you made my mom your wife. You were always there when I needed help an you made me a better person thank you so much an you will be greatly missed I love an miss you.

  18. Annie Morrison October 22, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply


    You have touched and inspired many hearts with your strength, courage, faith and love for Jim during his challenging health journey. It was no surprise to read that you were his best friend and soul mate. May God bless you and all the family as you walk down this new path.

  19. Loraine DuBois October 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Carolyn and Family, So sorry for your loss. Words cannot say how much Jim will be missed by his buddies. Don DuBois was a friend and fellow golfer. Sorry we couldn’t make the service, but Don isn’t doing too well either. My deepest sympathy to you and yours.
    Loraine DuBois

  20. Bob Corzine October 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the loss in your family. My dad and my uncle worked at Laclede with Jim and I met and talked to him at different functions. My dad and uncle always spoke highly of him and I could tell that he was a true gentleman. Rest in peace Jim

  21. Dan Hayden October 23, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Semper Fi Marine…R.I.P. Maybe you will be pulling duty guarding the gates of heaven.

  22. loretta tyler October 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    candle 3you were such an inspiration to all of your friends of facebook. i was always so amazed by your strength. rip, you fought hard.

  23. John Hawley October 24, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    candle 8So sorry to hear of his passing just today, I enjoyed the recent posts. My heart goes out to you Carolyn and your family, I pray that God gives you comfort and peace. So sorry for not finding out sooner ❤

  24. Jim and Mary Rottger October 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will miss him dearly. Our deepest sympathy to you Carolyn, and your family. It has been a long time since we have seen each other since the time when we lived across the street on Hwy. Y.

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