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James Leo Scott

Visitation:
Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 12:00P.M.- 3:00P.M.

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home 1545 Wentzville Pkwy Wentzville, MO 63385

Service:
Date: Monday, September 9, 2019
Time: 3:00P.M.- Dinner Reception immediately following

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home 1545 Wentzville Pkwy Wentzville, MO 63385

Interment:
Private


Memorials/Donations
St. Louis Scott-Gallagher Living Legacy Fund : One Soccer Park Drive, Fenton Missouri 63026, or online at: http://www.slsgsoccer.com/community/living-legacy-scholarship and click on the green Jim Scott Scholarship button.

Obituary
A true St. Louis legend, Jim Scott passed away peacefully on August 27th, 2019 at his home in High Hill, Missouri following a brave, lengthy battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). Jim was the beloved husband of Betty Jo Scott (Krebs) for 57 years. Though he touched countless lives, Jim’s greatest legacy will be his family. Jim was a dearly loved father to John (Judi) Scott, Julie Scott (Soffner) and Mickey (Lori) Scott, and dear grandfather of Amanda (Nick) Gerth, Luis Soffner, Jim (Megan) Scott, Jessica (Joe) Anderson, Michael (Kristin) Scott, Maria Soffner and Charlie Soffner. Jim was also blessed with two great-grandchildren, Stella and Henry Gerth. Known and loved by many as “Scotty” and “The Captain”, Jim will be remembered as a dear husband, father, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and loyal loving friend. As he pushed through the end-stages of PSP, Jim was tenderly cared for by his beloved wife Betty and by his caregivers from Loving Hands Hospice in Warrenton, Missouri, who are true angels on earth.

Jim retired on his beautiful property in High Hill, MO following a successful career as a well-respected business owner in the mechanical contracting industry. In addition to his professional success, Scotty was an accomplished and talented musician. In the early 70’s, Jim Scott and The Travelers became THE musical talent to see in St. Louis. Loyal followers would line up for hours at local establishments to get a seat and enjoy the music. Many occupancy permits were ignored over the years! The Travelers recorded two albums and covered the bluegrass circuit for well over a decade. Jim’s magnetic personality and impressive talent earned him recognition in 1975 when he was named Bluegrass Vocalist of the Year. Jim Scott truly was our “leader of the band”.

Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit continued in 1977 when he founded the Scott-Gallagher Soccer Club out of the family home in Florissant, MO. Intended to be a small, north county club where local kids could play competitive soccer under great coaches, Scott-Gallagher Soccer Club grew beyond the family’s wildest dreams. The original club consisted of four select boy’s teams. Just a few years after its inception, the Scott- Gallagher U-19 boys team won the club’s first National Championship in the 1981 McGuire Cup. In 1983, the club received wide recognition for its unprecedented achievement of winning four Regional Championships in the same year. In 1984, Scott-Gallagher S.C. notched its second McGuire Cup National Championship, and then again in 1991. The club later merged with Busch/St. Louis and Metro United in Illinois. Regularly ranked among Soccer America’s top soccer programs, the club continues today under the name of St. Louis Scott-Gallagher, serving thousands of young girls and boys in the St. Louis and Metro East areas in their passion to play. For these accomplishments and for his significant contributions to the St. Louis soccer community, Jim Scott will be honored with the Monsignor Jimmy Johnston Award at this year’s St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on October 11th, 2019.

Our memories over the years are full of love, laughter and great fun. Betty, John, Julie, Mick and their families are immensely grateful for the countless stories flowing in from friends and loved ones who have enjoyed the music, the soccer and mostly the friendship and laughter over the years. If you have attended an infamous “Jim-Fest” in High Hill; or sat on a soccer field cheering your child or grandchild; or picked up a banjo, guitar or fiddle in a jam session by a campfire, we ask you to raise a toast today in Scotty’s name.

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