William R. “Bill” Scott
May 16, 1934 ‒ March 03, 2018
MANSFIELD: William R. “Bill” Scott, age 83, of Mansfield passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Emergency room at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following an apparent heart attack.
He was born May 16, 1934 in Ashland, the son of Fred and Dorothea (Osborn) Brunn, he attended Johnsville High School and kept up with classmates at the Class of 1953 Saturday breakfasts.
Bill served four years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS WASP CVA-18. His tours took him around the world in all the navigable waterways mostly in the West Pacific. After his time in the military he remained interested in the USS WASP and maintained a membership attending annual gatherings and conventions with his fellow veterans.
On December 30, 1956 he married Donna M. Pettit with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage.
For over 40 years Bill worked at Therm-O-Disc where he served in several departments and retired as foreman over line maintenance in 1997.
Bill enjoyed yard work, not as a mundane task that had to be done, he truly was in his element “mowing, hoeing or working on the tractor.” Keeping the lawn and tending to his vegetable garden occupied much of his time when the weather was nice. He also loved tinkering with antique tractors and restoring them.
A self-taught man, he loved reading magazines, books, newspapers or just about anything that he could get his hands on in his never ending quest for knowledge. Bill believed in practicality and being prepared for the unexpected, and was very dedicated to his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Donna of Mansfield, daughter and son-in-law Stacie and Jeffrey Nupen of Mansfield; grandchildren Christopher Scott, Hannah Scott, Jacob Nupen and Lauryn Nupen; step grandchildren Michael Schwaner and Helena Fox; siblings Marlyn (Brunn) McQuate King, Saundra (Brunn) Painter, Florence Knee, Bernice Franks, Art Scott, Tommy Scott and Jerry Whitworth; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his son Frederick L. Scott on December 21, 2014, and a sister Julie Franks.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 am. Military honors will be held at the funeral home and will be performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Disabled Veterans of Ohio may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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