November 7, 1950 – September 6, 2021
Tony Scott, aged 70, of Carmel, IN, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021. He was the Executive Vice President of Contego International, and a beloved husband and father to three children. He was a cherished brother, uncle, grandfather, brother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, mentor, partner, and friend to all.
Tony was born on November 7th, 1950, to Helen Elaine and Robert Edgar Scott. He was the middle child to his older sister Linda Sponenburgh, and younger sister Becky Burke. Until he was 10 years old, their family lived in a home, fondly remembered as “The Hill”, near Nashville, TN. They moved often throughout the Midwest for the remainder of his childhood. Tony attended Watseka High School and graduated from St. Joseph-Ogden High School in 1968. In 1972, Tony married his high school sweetheart, Genalee Waters, and shortly after served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
Tony was stationed in Vicenza, Italy, during the Vietnam War where he hosted a morning radio show for the Southern European Task Force. After 5 years, he and Gena returned home. In 1978, they were blessed with their daughter, Amy Elaine.
Tony was always a thrill seeker who lived life fearlessly. He was a lover and collector of fast cars, a seasoned SCUBA diver, a pilot, a skydiver, a bungee jumper, and a general adrenaline junkie. His greatest pleasures in life, though, came from helping others. He often volunteered and was known to stop and help strangers if he saw one in need, even if he was running late.
Tony was an entrepreneur and started companies in both the advertising and medical imaging industries. He endured failures and enjoyed many successes in his business ventures, and those who worked with him appreciated his out-of-the-box thinking and work ethic. He was a world traveler and could speak multiple languages, at least enough to ask where the bathroom was.
In 1995, Tony married his wife Brenda Hanning, and together they had two sons, Lucas Anthony and Nathan Andrew Scott. Tony was an active and loving father who was always proud of his children and never seemed to miss an opportunity to share embarrassing stories about them.
Tony is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Hanning; sons, Luke and Nate Scott; daughter, Amy Scott-Olson; grandchildren, Dakota, Xander, and Zannara Olson; his sisters, Linda Sponenburgh and Becky Burke; as well as a slew of nephews and nieces on both sides. He is accompanied by his beloved parents and poodle, Winky. He will always be remembered for his creative nicknames, freestyle rapping, impersonations, poetry, and words of encouragement to others.
Psalm 118:5– Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.
The family is holding a virtual Celebration of Life on October, 9th 2021– registration for the event can be found at:
In lieu of flowers, an act of kindness in Tony’s name or a gift to your favorite charity would be appreciated.
- Brenda Hanning, Wife
- Amy Olson (Ryder), Daughter
- Luke Scott, Son
- Nate Scott, Son
- Dakota Olson, Grandchild
- Xander Olson, Grandchild
- Zanara Olson, Grandchild
- Robert Edgar Scott, Father (deceased)
- Helen Scott, Mother (deceased)
- Linda Sponenburg (Lloyd), Sister
- Becky Burke, Sister
Virtual Celebration of Life
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September 14, 2021
Dear Brenda and family,
I was so sorry and shocked to learn of Tony’s passing. He was so full of life and love, and was the most entertaining client I've ever had. Tony had everyone laughing non stop during his training sessions, and will be missed by all. He spoke so lovingly of you, Brenda, and his children and grandchildren. Please accept my deepest sympathy and I will be keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time.
Barb, Al, Mandy Castalde
September 9, 2021
Our hearts are sadden to hear of the loss of our friend Tony. We have known him for many years. He always brought a smile to your face. He had a great sense of humor that would light up a room. We will cherish the many memories, especially all of his fun Halloween costumes. He will be dearly missed. You have an angel in heaven watching over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda, Luke and Nate and the family.
September 8, 2021
I’ve known Tony for over 10 years. He was, and always will be a wonderful human being, and an un rivaled sense of humor like no other. I’m saddened to hear of his passing, as I just had lunch with him on August 10th, here in California. We shared a red blend together, and I’m grateful I had a glass of wine with him before his passing, and it will also me a lasting memory I have of him.
Prayers to you and your entire family during this time. I guess GOD needed him in heaven more than we needed him here! God bless you all and continued prayers.
September 8, 2021
So many memories of Tony, I don't know where I would start. What an amazing man. So intelligent and funny. Always had a kind word for everybody. I'll miss having him just walk across the lawn to say hello. He will be dearly missed. Brenda, Amy, Luke and Nate, you all are in our hearts and prayers. Please know we are here for you, whatever you need. May God hold you close at this time. Love and prayers, Steve, Laura and Michael.
September 7, 2021
Tony you and Brenda are were the best xmas host! You could see the love he had for his boys! Such a loss for the family, my wife and I are shocked by it, but God pulls us through times like this, it takes time! Bless the Scott family. Dan and Charlotte Murphy