Thomas Dudley Scott Sr.

September 16, 1928February 5, 2020

Thomas Dudley Scott, Sr., 91, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Tom was born September 16, 1928 in Lexington, Kentucky to Jerry Austin Scott and Kathleen Elizabeth Fuller. He was a graduate of Louisville Male High School and the University of Louisville. He served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force in the Korean War and the Kentucky Air National Guard. During his long career as the Advertising Director of the Creasey Company of Kentucky, Tom also pursued his love for The Arts as a watercolor artist and teacher for JCPS Continuing Education Program, Highland Community Ministries, Bellarmine Professional Studies and the Art Spirit Class at Crescent Hill Baptist Church where he was a long time member. Tom also taught classes for the Kentucky Watercolor Society of which he was a founding member. His teaching and his watercolor paintings were a lifelong passion. He viewed his talent as a “gift that is fulfilled in helping others to recognize and express their own unique gifts." Tom was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Jim Scott. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patricia Shipp Scott, his brother Jerry L. Scott (Martha), son Tom Scott, Jr. (Karen), daughters Beth Ryan (Jim) and Pam Wolford (Roger). Also surviving are six grandchildren; Hannah Fischer (Will), Leah Hunt (Jarrod), Lauren Johnson (Daniel), Libby Hill (Patrick), Jackson and Brenton Wolford and 10 great-grandchildren. Tom was a good man who loved greatly and was greatly loved by all who knew him. A service of thanksgiving to God for His gift of this good man will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 9, 2020 in the sanctuary of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm until time of service. In memory of Tom, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.


  • Memorial Fund of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Thanksgiving of Tom's Life Sunday, February 9, 2020


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John Doll

February 25, 2020

Leanne and I are so sorry to have missed this, just today heard about his passing. Truly one of the nicest, kindest people I ever met.


February 13, 2020

Tom was my first boss at the Creasey Company. His knowledge, compassion and many stories helped mold much of my life and career. His outlook on life and the joy he shared with his family and friends was an inspiration for all of us. He will be dearly missed at our monthly lunches on the first Thursday of the month at Frisch's. Hit em straight on those fairways in Heaven old friend. No more three putts! Rest in Peace dear friend.

Charles and Julie Hagan

February 10, 2020

Julie and I are saddened to learn of Tom's passing. What a wonderful person of faith he was, and his legacy of compassion and kindness is always with us. Tom and Pat were our Sunday School teachers at Crescent Hill Baptist some years ago, and we have several of his watercolors in our home - forever a reminder of his artistic gifts.
Our sympathy and prayers are with Pat and all his family.

Mary Zimmer

February 9, 2020

Tom Scott and Pat were some of the first people at CHBC I met in 1969. Tom was always so loving and respectful of everyone. I never heard him utter a negative word.
Artists are introverts, but that didn't stop Tom from loving each person he encountered. He walked the Jesus talk. When I think of him, I think of a warm heart open to welcome me.
I took a watercolor painting class and he was graciousness itself to someone with no depth perception or talent. But he always had a suggestion, never a criticism.
Today, I will just play with color from grandkids' shelf. and remember Tom. God keep each and every one of you close this day as you celebrate a life well-lived with all he knew.

Bob Durning

February 8, 2020

Deepest Condolences to Pat, Martha, Jerry, and all of the other members of the Scott clan. Dudley was a fine fellow and talented artist; and too many years have passed since we played enjoyable pickup games in Charley Kebsch's back yard on Claremont, or futilely attempted to outdrive Jimmy on the Crescent Hill golf course. Unforgettable memories!
Bob Durning

Judy Mudd

February 8, 2020

Tom was such a special person. He enriched many lives just by knowing him. He shared his love and talent for watercolor to many of us. I will be eternally grateful to have been one of his students and feel fortunate to have had him in my life. It is quite a loss to so many in the Louisville area. My sincere condolences to Pat and his family.

Donnie Douglas

February 8, 2020

Mr. Scott is one of the nicest warmest persons I’ve ever met. He always had a smile whenever I would run into him throughout the years. My condolences to his wonderful family.

Ted Swirat

February 7, 2020

My sincere condolences to Pat and all of the family Scott. Though I only knew Tom a few years I will cherish his memory and hold him in my heart as long as I remain on this side of the grass. God bless you all.

Jeanie Stubblefield

February 7, 2020

Dear Uncle Tom! What blessing and joy you brought into our young lives when our families were able to spend time together having so much fun. You so tickled us with your sweet, funny sayings. You were always a tender ear for us to speak with, an encourager and a loving example of a Godly man. I’m looking forward to being able to spend much more time with you in Glory.
Aunt Pat, Craig and I will be keeping you and all our cousins and families in prayer for God to keep you wrapped in His loving arms of consolation, comfort and grace. Sending love and hugs. Jeanie (Jean Anne)

Barbara Briggs

February 7, 2020

For my beloved sister, Pat, and all the precious children, spouses, grands and great grands- I cannot attempt to imagine how much you all are going to miss our dear Tom. I find comfort in remembering all the good times we had when we were young-visiting back and forth and having wonderful vacations together. Pat, your and Tom’s long, joy-filled marriage and family life has been an inspiration to many. I visualize Tom now painting glorious landscapes in Heaven’s own gorgeous watercolors with a masterfully designed golf course close by. A scripture we can bank on at this time is in Isaiah - that the Lord will give us beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning. Also, that we, who are in Christ Jesus will be together forever throughout Eternity! How long is forever folks? Lovingly, Barbara