×

Purdy & Kerr with Dawson Funeral Home

409 West Main Street, Monroe, WA

OBITUARY

Brandon "Jay" Scott

April 24, 1973September 29, 2019

Brandon “Jay” Scott, born April 24, 1973 in Everett, WA, departed this life on September 29, 2019 in Monroe, WA. He was 46. Jay graduated from Monroe High School, Class of 1991. He became a successful carpenter and was known for being a very hard, dedicated worker. Jay loved nature and being in the outdoors but above all spending time with his family. Jay is survived by his two daughters Morgan Scott of Helena, MT and Brook Scott of Bellingham, his mother Sandi Love and step-father Steve Love of Monroe, brothers Brady Scott of Everett and Jessie Love of Bothell, his step-daughter Samantha Ross of Bellingham, step-son Casey Ross Jr of Sultan, his niece Akosha Adams, and step-grandsons Maverick Little, Wilder Little, and Oliver Ross. He was preceded in death by his father Douglas “Kent” Scott. Jay was a fiercely loving and devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held on November 2, 2019 at the Monroe Senior Center, services start at 1:00 p.m.

Services

2 November

Celebration of Life

1:30 pm

Monroe Senior Center

276 Sky River Pkwy
Monroe, WA 98272

Memories

Brandon "Jay" Scott

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Trina Scott

October 11, 2019

My heart goes out to the family and friends lucky enough to have known Jay~
I was one them whom had the pleasure of calling Jay my pal since the early nineties.
Memories which always included the best belly laughs where you'd beg him to let you rest before the next funny story or joke!
We played co-ed softball together a couple of seasons and I always remember him smirking or saying a smart ass remark when the other team would say "Hit to barbie" he just giggled and knew they were about to get a wake-up call by a girl that was taught how to hang with the boys and hold her own, he was like the proud older brother. Winning or losing he kept the whole team upbeat.
If we weren't on the ball fields or hanging with friends at bonfires I would often run into him in his old red truck on the road where he'd give his signature smirk and a wave.
Jay was also buddies with my younger brother and several of his friends from childhood which I didn't even know until I came home one day and there they all were! He was that guy that you knew you could count on for anything and always willing to give a hand which leads us to many years down the road after all of us living separate, busy lives raising kids and making our way through life.
So the story goes; two years ago i was offered one of the oldest buildings on main street in Monroe.
Knowing the history of the Scott family in the town I was excited about preserving the old gem and resurrecting the 111 yr old barn out at Destry and I's property.
Once I had Destry onboard he then said "I bet Jay bird would be game on for giving us a hand" one phone call later we had the plan in the works, by the next weekend Destry, Kase, Jay and I started on the massive project! It was not an easy task, it rained, it snowed, the forklift got stuck we had a few near mishaps while removing the roof but the best was all of us staying the weekend at Jay's house, catching up, laughing uncontrollably and picking up right where we left off. RIP ❤🙏

Geoff Macdonald

October 9, 2019

Too many great times that but i'll just keep it to this one....
We were building a house up in index with duvall. I had an accident where i cut off my finger. Jay comes flying up from the lower deck when it happened and the first thing out of his mouth was "i got you". Might not have been the wisest choice, but, he "drove" me to monroe. Everyone knows you dont ride with jay =). Anyways, we made it from index to monroe in less than 15 mins. Now, keep in mind that i only hurt my finger... i could walk with no problem... but jay grabbed me, threw me over his shoulder and carried me into the hospital. He busts into the emergency room with a look on his face of shear terror. The nurse at the front counter asks in a very worried tone "whats wrong????" Jay, as only he can, screams "paper cut.... really really big paper cut" then busts out in his trademark laughter. Its that humor that i will miss the most. I love you bird....

Heidi Scott

October 9, 2019

I was blessed to have Jay bird become my family through the love Kase (jays first cousin) and I share. Jay spent much time with us. We had the pleasure of having him with us this last Fourth of July. Jay was a friend like I’ve never had before. He would text me weekly just to say hello or to tell me he was thinking about me or to check in on the girls. He was so good to all of us. This loss is so profound I find myself asking if he’s really gone. His love for life was unwavering. He judged nobody and embraced every moment. I loved that no matter what trials or tribulations he was going through he never took life too seriously and laughed about the crazy things life throws at us. He was a beautiful soul and loved his girls so much and was so proud of them. I remember so many conversations we had as we watched my daughters play on how fast time goes by and he would often remind me to stop and embrace the moment. He said the house can always be cleaned, the chores will always be there to do don’t stress about it just embrace these moments for you never know how fast they go and how soon your girls will be grown and gone. I’ll forever miss you Jay, I will forever look to heaven for your advice and reassurance. My life was blessed the day you entered it and my life won’t be the same without you but the love you gave me I will have for the rest of my life and nothing can take that or my memories away! I will forever cherish the times we had together! Love you so much, and until we meet again!!

Stephanie Rimmer

October 9, 2019

The world will miss Jay. The last time I saw him he hugged me and cried so hard over Jon's passing that he shook. As big as he was, I felt that I managed to hold him up somehow. Although he was probably holding me up. His love for others was deep and strong. I have never met anyone as uniquely like him in my life. I think all who knew him were touched by his authenticity and discernment. He could spot hypocrisy before anyone else even knew to look. But didn't have much need to stir the pot with that gift.

I take more pride in Jay's graduation than my own because he was right to fight against an unjust use of professional power by a school principal playing favorites. I was happy to fight with him, and consider securing his diploma the most successful negotiation of my lifetime. He didn't like the terms of receiving what he called "a piece of paper." At times I think he fulfilled the terms just so I could feel like I had succeeded in winning the fight. The two weeks I spent making sure that paper landed in his hands were the two most important weeks of my life, although I didn't know it then. That experience tipped the scale between positive and negative outcomes when dealing with authority, and permanently changed my view of the status quo. My heart will miss him forever.

On Sunday before I knew Jay had passed, I had a fleeting glimpse of both he and Jon right as I was waking. Jay was young, about the age when Morgan was born. Jon was about the age Sasha was born. They both looked happy. There is nothing that fills ones heart like that moment when you hold your first baby. That must be kind of what it feels like to be in Heaven, although I think the message was Heaven is better than that.

Cori Bauer

October 9, 2019

I went to school with Jay..he was one of the coolest guys I knew. Jay was a protector, big tough guy on the outside but such a soft caring heart. I will always remember all the bon fire parties, all the laughs. Rest In Peace my friend ♥️♥️

Nancy Sharpe

October 9, 2019

My heart hurts for your loss, I have often thought of Jay over the last 2 years, wondering how he was doing, missing his friendship with Jonathan. I pray that Jay is at peace and he is now having a laugh with Jonathan.
God Bless you all

Jason “jay” kolash

October 9, 2019

Jay was the first freind I made when my family moved from the Midwest to Monroe. I just started the 9th grade and my walk was forward leaning. Jay said “ don’t fall over” I replied with “FU” or something like that...From then on we became great friends. We went to the kingdome for Seahawks Game, our junior year we did a lip sync of Metallica, we spent many nights driving around in jays ford courier going to parties. Life took us separate ways as we grew older but I remember seeing him maybe 5 years ago, and it was like no time had passed. I love you jaybird

Ed Curnutt

October 8, 2019

Rest in Peace my friend
Many back breaking hours washed down with a cold one. I will always be grateful to of been friends

Sharon Meyer

October 8, 2019

Jay was my neighbor for over 20 years. He was like a kid brother to me. We spent a lot of good times together. So many sweet memories of him. Im so deeply sad. I miss him terribly. my heart goes out to all of the family. I will see you soon Jaybird. Save a spot for me up there so we can share our memories

Amy Wheeler

October 8, 2019

I grew up with Jay and Brady went to school together and have known them both growing up and becoming adults. Last time I saw jay he was with Brady at a mutual friends July 4th party about 3.5 years ago or so. Wish it had been sooner than that. We have lost two fellow Monroe high school classmates within two weeks of eachother. My heart goes out to all of Jays family. Such a sad time for so many people that knew jay. I will be attending his celebration of life . Big hugs and prayers!

FROM THE FAMILY