WENONA — Herschell “Ed” Scott Jr., 73, of Wenona, formerly of Odell, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2019) at St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley.
He was born March 25, 1946, in Morris, the son of Herschell E. and Ezzie Patra Cashmere Scott Sr. He married Carolyn Becker on Aug. 7, 1965, in Pontiac.
Ed is survived by his wife, Carolyn Scott, Wenona; three daughters, Amanda Scott, Washington; Nicole Scott, Des Moines, Iowa; and Erica (Allen) Quick, Wenona; two brothers, Chris (Jennifer) Scott Sr., and Roger (Kristi) Scott, both of Quincy; two stepsisters, Joyce (Dale) Griggs, and Connie (Mike) Cooley, both of Quincy; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Natalie.
Ed enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1963. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Glynco, Ga. Where he worked in aviation support. After his enlistment, he worked for Stark Construction in Bloomington as a heavy machine operator. He also assisted Seggerman Farms for several years before becoming a semi driver for Luckey Trucking for 25 years, retiring in 2015.
Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. Pastor Joy Miller will officiate the service.
Cremation rites have been entrusted to Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.