Dean P. Scott

March 18, 1936 ‒ December 20, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Dean P. Scott went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, December 20, 2015 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield. He was 79.

He was born March 18, 1936 in Butler, Ohio to parents Douglas Paul & Alice Leona (Martin) Scott. After he graduated from Butler High School with the class of 1954, he proudly served his country by joining the US Marine Corp.

Dean spent most of his working life as a firefighter with the Mansfield Fire Department for 32 years before retiring. He also worked at Jamison Well Drilling for many years.

Saying that Dean was passionate about his family would be an understatement. He loved his family very much. Dean enjoyed watching his “little man” at all of the sporting events that he was involved in. He was also a bit of a cook. His specialty was his garlic sausage and sauerkraut.

Dean was a member at Berean Baptist Church having formerly served as a trustee there as well. Most recently he was active at Crossroads Community Church and Impact Worship Center.

He is survived by his sons David Scott, Douglas Scott and Daniel Scott; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Alice Fiskness and Elizabeth Hensey and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by his brother Roger Scott.

His family will receive friends 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at Crossroads Community Church, 1188 Park Avenue West, where a funeral service honoring Dean’s life will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Bill Heaton will officiate. The Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will perform military honors. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to the Galilean Children’s Home may be made at the funeral.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Dean’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Thoughts and prayers for all the Scott family… Dean was a very special part of our family and, friends, with my brothers. There was always a seat at our dinner table for him…. then kept up with him as he was a fireman with my girls Dad….He sure will be missed by many…

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Yet, it seems that the Lord graced Dean. No more sorrow, no more pain. Thoughts and prayers go out this holiday season. Marcia & Dale Wolf

  • No doubt that Dean was precious in the eyes of his Family and the eyes of the Lord. How he modeled his faith and the love of his Savior! Prayers of peace and comfort for his family.

  • Praying for peace and comfort for the family. He was a wonderful grandfather to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed.

  • My sympathy and prayers for His family. Scottie and I started the first grade together graduated together, served fours in the Marine Corp together. A very good friend and will be missed till we meet in Heaven

  • Dean was a good friend and I was shocked to find out today he passed away! He was always there for me when I needed advice or help. I loved his cooking, especially his chili! He was onr of our loved members of the coffee club at Daugherty?s. We are going to miss you dearly Dean, but know you are in a better place. Looking forward to going shooting with you in heaven! Ken

  • Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family. Dean will be missed ! Following is poem I think applicable: titled “If Tears Could build A Stairway
    If tears could build a stairway
    and memories were a lane
    We would walk right up to Heaven
    and bring you back again
    No farewell words were spoken
    No time to say goodby
    You were gone before we knew it
    And only God knows why
    Our hearts still ache in sadness
    And secret tears still flow
    What it meant to lose you
    No one will ever know
    But know we know youj want us
    To mourn for you nomore
    To remember all the Happy times
    Life still has much in store
    Since you”ll never be forgotten
    We pledge to you today
    A hallowed place Within our hearts
    Is where you”ll always Stay”

  • Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with Dean’s family. He will be missed.

  • I first met Dean over 40 years ago when he would economically repair my car when I was a teacher at MCS.

    When I remet him 2 1/2 years ago, his friendship was a catalyst in my own adjustment to the responsibilities I faced after the death of my husband.

    The charisma of his personality along with his love for the Lord are the things that I will remember about Dean.

    Blessings on the family in their loss.

  • We are sure Dean’s family will miss him terribly, but so will we. He was a delightful man with a GREAT sense of humor. We are very glad we had a chance to know him.

  • Dean was “one of a kind”. Such an ornery, sweet man.

    He told us once of a play he was in that he wore angel wings. He was giggling as he is explaining, him wearing wings. Now he has his own set.

    Will miss him on earth, but will see him again.

    RIP Dean.