Gerald Walter Scott Sr.
April 18, 1938 – September 11, 2018
Gerald W. Scott (Jerry) passed away on September 11, 2018 after a long illness. He was born in Detroit, MI on April 18, 1938 to Walter and Audrey (Vankirk) Scott. He attended Lawrence Tech and became a design engineer for Ford Motor Co. He spent 25 years there and then moved to Magna Co., a Canadian firm for 10 years. He married Joanne and they had 39 years together, and 2 boys Jerry Jr. (Heide), Larry (Lisa), and he had 2 step-daughters Debbie (Al), and Cindy (Gary). He also had 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Joanne. In 2005 he married Lucy Putnam (Bunny) and they had a happy and busy 13 years. Jerry loved to travel in his RV, build things, golf, play pickle ball, billiards, fishing, and anything on the water. Everything he did he did to perfection. He was not one to sit still long. He was a wonderful person, generous to a fault, kind, helpful, a very sweet man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Services and a Celebration of Life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of the Valley or a charity of your choice.
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Gerald Walter Scott Sr.
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September 22, 2018
The first time I met Jerry I was a poor single parent going to school with an older model On the column stick shift Ford Maverick that had no reverse. His brother Bill and I were dating at the time and Bill asked him if he could help to repair the car. Of course he came to help and got the job done. The rest is history. Bill and I married had kids. But one thing that made it great to be part of that family is that how accepting and kind Jerry was to me and my kids. Always an invite always included. I loved our after Thanksgiving moonlight bowling with family. I loved seeing him joke with but love his mom so much. I know he adored his family. I loved his nervous endless energy that drove him to accomplish so much. But most of all I loved his kind eyes that could look into another’s soul and show them compassion in their time of need. It’s sad to say goodbye but happy to have been part of his life. You will never be forgotten. Your life was well lived and will live on through your children and others who you made a difference to. My heart goes out to all of the family. Tell a joke to God for me. And if he has a car in heaven I know it will always be in tip top shape. Love Suzie
September 17, 2018
I will always remember my dad teaching me how to ride a motorcycle and the fun we had dodging trees in the woods while riding. I'll will also remember him for teaching our kids how to waterski and whipping them around the lake while tubing. I love you dad..thanks for everything.