Andrew F. “PeeWee” Scott age 66 of rural Portland passed away Saturday evening in the Jay County Hospital. He was born in Portland, Indiana June 13, 1949 the son of William S. Scott of Ft. Recovery, Ohio and Nellie I. Corle of Portland, Indiana. He married Doris J. Martz on June 13, 1976.
He is survived by his wife Doris, son Chris Scott (wife Kim) of Portland, daughter Andrea Porter (Husband Will) of Muncie, Six grandchildren Cody, Jordan, Kyle, Destany, William and Riley, two great grandchildren
Lily and Connor, brother Tom Scott of Portland, sister Bernice Franks of Portland and sister Alberta Bowler of Redkey
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
He was owner and operator of his own trucking company Scott's Trucking. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and Sons of the American Legion. He attended the First Baptist Church in Portland, He was an avid reuser/recycler. He hated to be wasteful and preached recycling to his grandchildren every chance he got. He coached Little League in Portland in the 1970's and 80's winning many league championships. Those boys were like family to him. He was a kind, caring person who never knew a stranger. He was a friend to everyone he met. He was a very proud American. He had great respect for the flag, so much so that he designed a flag quilt using flags that had the last rites said over them. Doris constructed the quilt he had so carefully designed. But above all he was a husband, father and grandfather who gave all for his family. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Ross presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. And one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Liber Cemetery in Portland. Memorials can be made to Relay for Life as it was a cause he supported.