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Jack Winfield Scott

April 28, 1928 December 14, 2017
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Jack Winfield Scott

Hodgdon

Jack Winfield Scott, 89, went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2017, at Houlton Regional Hospital.  He was born in Hodgdon on April 28, 1928, to Edna (Brown) and Winfield Scott.   Jack married Betty (Scott) on February 5th, 1949.  They had celebrated 68 years together.   Betty was a dedicated companion, a loving wife, and an excellent caregiver.  She was always by his side.        

 

Jack attended Hodgdon High School and later earned his General Equivalency Diploma.  He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II.  Jack worked as a brakeman     for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad for several years.  He was next employed as a scaler for the Great Northern Paper Company.  Jack decided to spend the bulk of his career working as an independent logger and trucker.  He loved working in the woods despite the grueling job that it was.  Jack was no stranger to hard work.  He was known for his honesty, outstanding work ethic, overall skill as a woodsman, love of the outdoors, quick mind, and his extraordinary strength.

 

Jack was an avid sportsman.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an outstanding marksman.  He loved hiking through the woods and fields looking for wildflowers or apple trees.  Jack would pick strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries at any opportunity.  The promise of pie was always in mind.   In later years, one of his greatest pleasures was heading down back to pick raspberries or blueberries from his own gardens.   

 

In his retirement years, he developed new interests and hobbies.  He enjoyed doing puzzles and was an avid Rook player who usually got the last hand.  When playing, one couldn’t miss how easily he retained every detail, who played what, and when.  His amazing memory was also evidenced when he shared stories and experiences that were brought alive by his attention to detail, names, and places that came so easily to him.  Jack also enjoyed working in his and Betty’s flower beds. He was gifted with the ability to make floral arrangements, which Jack joyfully gifted to family and friends. Sitting on his porch and watching the river for any ducks or geese that may land, and fish that might jump, was an activity he looked forward to doing.     

 

Jack is survived by his wife, Betty, and their children: a devoted son Dennis Scott(Sue), Brenda White(John), Jacqueline Scott, Dawn McGinnis(Jim), Betty Suitter (Tim), Dannette Ellis(Maurice), Candy Crane(David), and a very special nephew who was more like a son, Jake Little.  Also a special son-in-law Maurice Ellis .  Jack was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  They were a great source of love and pride to him.  He is survived by a half-brother, Lewis Scott, and a sister, Joan Lindsay.  Jack was predeceased by his beloved son, Dana; his parents; brothers, Elwood and Ellery Scott; and sisters, Iris Cookson, Geraldine Oliver, and Phyllis Putnam.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Dunn Funeral Home, in Houlton, with the funeral service immediately following. A spring committal with military honors will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at: www.dunnfuneral


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Saturday

6

Jan

1:00 PM 1/6/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Dunn Funeral Home

11 Park Street
Houlton, ME 04730

Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street Houlton 04730 ME
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

6

Jan

2:00 PM 1/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
Dunn Funeral Home

11 Park Street
Houlton, ME 04730

Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street Houlton 04730 ME
United States
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