Donald J. Scott

May 03, 1941 ‒ September 09, 2018

Howard, Ohio

Donald J. Scott, age 77, of Howard went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.

He was born on May 3, 1941 in Grant Park, Illinois to the late Arthur and Ida Scott.  He was raised and graduated high school in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  After graduation he became a self-taught manufacturing engineer.  He rose to management level at Rockwell International in Bellefontaine.  He moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio in 1985 after accepting Plant Manager of Superior Division of Cooper Energy.  He retired from Cooper Energy in 2001.

Donald loved to golf and he enjoyed his fellow golfers at Tomahawk Golf Course for many years.  Fishing, biking and winters in Florida with his family were few of the things he enjoyed.

He was a wonderful husband and father who loved his family.

Donald is survived by his loving wife Drema (Runyon) Scott; two sons, Donald J. Scott Jr, Douglas J. Scott; and his step-daughter Yvonne Yeager.  He had a special place in his heart and loved his niece Jamie Adkins, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his step-father Harley Long and his step-son Albert Yeager.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Huntsville Cemetery (3691 County Rd. 37, Huntsville, OH 43324) beginning at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ben Robey officiating.

Donald and his wife Drema would like to thank everyone at Country Court for their wonderful care and compassion the past few months.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:  Hospice of North Central Ohio (or) Parkinson’s Foundation.

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  • I was sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I was one of those who played golf with him at Tomahawk Golf Course . I will always remember Don as a great individual with a good sense of humor. Please accept my families prayers during this sad time.
    Allen Armstrong
    Howard, Oh

    • Thank you, Lee for taking the time to send kind words. I think of you from time to time and hope you and Larry are doing well.

  • So sorry to hear this. Enjoyed working for him for 16 years at the Mt Vernon division of Superior/Cooper. Learned a lot from Don.

    Phil Haas
    Marion, Ohio

  • So sorry to read about the passing of another one of our Cooper family members. Don will be remembered by all of us who had the pleasure of working with him. Sending our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Piece of my heart has went home.Don has climb many mountains thru the years, fought many battles along the way. But he never gave up . He had a beautiful smile ,caring heart, I will not say good bye ,but I will say we will meet a again one day. Love you with all my heart.

  • Drema are sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God’s peace to you.
    Dan & Sue Cochran

  • Don was a wonderful man. All of those that knew him, respected him as a man, as a husband and as a friend. He will be missed. He is at peace now.

  • Drema,
    So sorry to read about Don’s passing. Life is not fair…but I’m sure he is in a better place. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Becky Brownfield

  • Jay and I are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are in our hearts and prayers. Don is in his heavenly home, healed and ready for his next round of golf…

  • Drema
    I’m so so sorry for your loss. At the same time I’m happy for Don he’s in a better place now. No more suffering and he’s in gods hands now. He will be greatly missed. Love always Jerry

  • Drema , I was so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. I will always remember you and Don playing golf at Tomahawk. He was a very nice man and will be missed.

  • Drema, so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you strength and comfort for the future.

  • Dear Drema and family,
    There are no words that I can say to take the hurt away. You have been on my mind and in my prayers. I already miss seeing you and Don at our second home, at least that’s how it feels to me. Don had such a great smile, it was ornery, caring and from the heart. I will miss our little talks in the parking lot. Please, if you need anything feel free to contact me Drema. R.I.P. Don, you are in a wonderful place now.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Drema.

    We have many wonderful memories of Don, and you, here in Valencia.

    We love you,
    Ernie and Sheila

    • Thank you both so much. We enjoyed our winters at Valencia and all the good people!

      Love you both and take care.


  • Drema, so sorry for your loss. Don was a very special person to many. He had a smile that was contagious! We miss you both already.

    • Thank you Alisha, Your compassion and great nursing skills made good days out of bad days many times.

      Miss you all


  • I’ve been out of the country and just got the sad news. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Don was a gentle and kind man. I know how close you two were and your loss is immeasurable. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you ever need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to call. I know what you’re going through. Love you, Cathy