David Lloyd Scott

September 5, 1938November 13, 2018

Graveside services for David Lloyd Scott, 80 of Corinth are set for 3:00 p.m. Sunday at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport, IL.

Visitation will be held Saturday 4:00 until 6:00 pm at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church in Corinth, Ms.

Mr.Scott died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He lived in Sesser, IL for 16 years before moving to Whittington, IL where he lived for 43 years before moving to Corinth, MS in 2017. He was a member of Sesser United Methodist Church for 56 years before transferring to Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church in Corinth. He was a retired teacher having taught at Sesser High School for 9 years and Rend Lake College for 25 years, where he was department chair for 9 years. He received numerous awards for his teaching and mentoring in the field of agriculture and automotive. While living in Illinois he worked for Country Insurance Company for 19 years as a crop adjuster and the 4H, FFA, and Farm Extension for the University of Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Austin P. and Marie Potts Scott and his brother-in-law, Burnell Neumann.

Mr.Scott is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Scott of Corinth; daughter, Lori Snyder of Corinth; sons, Bryon Scott of Matthews, NC; James Scott (Jennifer) of Edina, MN; brother, Richard Scott (Ruth Ann) of W. Chicago, IL, sister, Jane Neumann of Greenville, IL and grandchildren, Henry Scott, Austin Scott, Preston Snyder, Alexa Snyder, Lacie Snyder and Dylan Snyder.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Rend Lake College Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be left at


  • Family and Friends Gathering Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Sunday, November 18, 2018

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Mike Whittington

November 18, 2018

I was saddened to hear the passing of Dave. He and my father, Noel Whittington, shared a kindredship of faith, family, and agriculture. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Mike Whittington

Terry Clark

November 18, 2018

Sorry to hear of the passing of one of the best guys I’ve ever worked with. He was a tireless worker and taught me many things that I was unfamiliar with when I started teaching with him. God bless the family we will miss him. RIP Father Scott.

Terry Clark Family

Rend Lake College

November 16, 2018

The Rend Lake College family was saddened to hear that Dave passed away. Mr. Scott was an instructor in our Agricultural Technology program from 1969 – 1979 and from 1988 to 1994. He served as the AAA Department Chair from 1979-1988. In 1990, he received the RLC Foundation Faculty Excellence Award and was one of 20 charter members of the faculty union in 1977. During his tenure at RLC, Scott was heavily involved in Southern Illinois farming, 4H, and the FFA. Scott taught Ag at Sesser-Valier H.S. before arriving at RLC in 1969.

The following was written about Scott when he was given the Faculty Excellence Award.

“I am certain Dave Scott seldom looks at a clock as he completes his workday,” noted one admirer. “He works until the job is done regardless of the time needed for completion.” Agreed two other Scott supporters: “Dave is one of the most dedicated instructors now serving RLC. He is not only an excellent instructor, but an excellent friend to his students.” “There is no ending time for a class Mr. Scott teaches as long as the students have needs and are willing to continue to stay and work . . . Dave teaches by example, and in a lab situation, rolls up his sleeves and works with the students.”

“No one is indispensable,” says Mark Kern. “But when Dave leaves, it may take two or three good men to do it.”

In addition to being an excellent classroom teacher, Scott was responsible for the initiation of several programs and courses . . .

•Converted Ag program land lab from management unit to a demo plot • Unique training program for Country Companies Insurance, one of only a few in the U.S. at the time • Cooperative arrangement between Franklin and Jefferson County 4-H facilities on RLC property • Hosting annual Southern Illinois Farm Show on the RLC Ina campus • Hosting several FFA-related activities, including District V FFA Foundation Award Contest and Ag Mechanics Contests for four sections.