William R. “Bill” Scott

May 16, 1934 ‒ March 03, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

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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  • We are so sorry to hear of Bill dying ,but according my dad ,Bill was in a lot of pain and as we all know he has been sick for a while . My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May the Lord Wrap you in His arms and mayHis angels comfort you at this time

    Love and God bless
    Your friends Terry and Jodie Fogle

  • Donna, we extend our sincere sympathy in hearing of Bill’s passing. With your loving support he fought very hard to maintain his health. He was a hard-working and well respected man. You, Stacie and families are most certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Donna & Family,
    We’re so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you with His peace and comfort you during this difficult time.
    We will be lifting you in prayer.

  • Scott Family,
    May the constant love of family and friends soften your sadness. May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort. May lasting peace surround your grieving hearts.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Many prayers and blessings to you all.

  • Sorry to see a fellow sailor on the USS WASP pass away. Bill is the one who gave me the address of the Wasp association when I saw a bumper sticker on his car in the Sam’s club parking lot. I am forever grateful. The ship was a great adventure in 67-68 Farwell fellow shipmate- Smooth sailing. Arden Kessler- Shelby

  • Scott Family,

    My deepest condolences on your loss. My children are at a loss and so sad to lose their grandfather. I have told them that death is not the end that we move on and will meet again. Take comfort in that their father and grandfather now look over them.