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Donald Ray Scott

May 8, 1928 August 25, 2022
Donald Ray Scott
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Donald Ray Scott, 94, passed away Thursday August. 25, 2022 at his home in Gladstone, MO. Don was born to Clarence and Viola Scott on May 8, 1928. He was the youngest of 6 children.

Don was born in Hiawatha, KS at his home on 1st and Cheyenne (across from the Hiawatha Cemetery) which had a big white cannon in the front. He attended all 12 grades in Hiawatha schools.

When he was young he built a motor scooter and also built a mower with rotary blades.

He helped his mom pick and sell strawberries. They had 5 acres and had a big garden, selling potatoes, peaches and other vegetables.

Don helped his dad with janitor work at the Methodist Church (the old building). He also shoveled coal into the furnace to heat the church, mowed and shoveled snow at the church. Don also di janitorial work at the Library and helped clean the Citizen State Bank.

Don delivered milk – his first job was working at the Hiawatha Dairy. He delivered the St Joseph Gazette newspaper throughout the whole town riding his bicycle.

Don joined the National Guards and was made Sgt. over a group of men at Camp Ripley in the Fire Distribution Center doing map readings.

He worked during High School at the Vogel filling station where the use to wash your windshield and fill your car with gas.
Don worked a number of jobs to pay for his car, also working at a body shop doing repairs and metal work.
Several years after high school he married Velma Hixson and they had a daughter Cynthia Ann.

Don bought a lumber yard building in Linwood, KS where he built fiberglass boats, bath tubes, sinks and car parts.
Later, for more than 30 years, he installed kitchen cabinets. They rented out tenant space in a 6 plex at 9th and Barnett. He also purchased a dental office at 9th and Minnesota, renting out 3 dental offices and the lower level for office space. He purchased the building next to the dental offices and rented it to the Mirror Co. for office space.

Don and Luella married in 1985 and moved to Gladstone, MO where they still live.
Don has worked hard for most of his 94 years and did not like being ill lately. He was a workaholic.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Viola Scott; his siblings Mabel Scott, Mildred Scott, Kenneth Ball, Clarence (Bill) Scott, and LuVerne (K.L.) Scott Woods; step daughter, JoEllen Foreman.

Survivors include his wife, Luella Scott; daughter, Cynthia Ann Smith; step son William Joseph Gibbs; step daughter, Melody Ann Sawyer; grandsons, Zachary Smith, Ryan (Lisa) Bishop, Andrew Joseph (Linda) Sawyer, and Alexander Aaron Sawyer; granddaughters, Alyssa (Chad) Keller, and Miranda (Andrew) Jensen: great grandsons, Parker Smith, Mateo Sawyer, Xaylon Bishop, and Chase Keller, and Cameron Jensen; great granddaughters, Mila Smith, Alina Sawyer, Sadie Keller, and Madison Jo Bishop, and Kaylee Jenson.

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Visitation

Monday

29

Aug

10:00 AM 8/29/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/29/2022 11:00:00 AM
Barry Christian Church

1500 NW Barry Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64155

Barry Christian Church
1500 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City 64155 MO
United States

Service

Monday

29

Aug

11:00 AM 8/29/2022 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/29/2022 12:00:00 PM
Barry Christian Church

1500 NW Barry Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64155

Barry Christian Church
1500 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City 64155 MO
United States
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