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William 'Scotty Knight' Lewis Scott dies at 70

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William “Bill” “Scotty Knight” Lewis Scott, 70, of Chesterton, passed away on Aug. 14, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 4, 1946, in Hico, W.V., to Everette and Geneva Scott, both of whom preceded him in death.

On Jan. 31, 1973, in Valparaiso, he married Mary Ellen Shaffer Scott, who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by his daughter, Tamatha Scott-Lozano and her husband, Tony Lozano of Chesterton; his grandson, Anthony Lewis Scott Lozano of Chesterton; his sister, Kaye Scott Ward of Mesa, Ariz.; and by his special friends, John Burnett, Harold (Yogi) Hamilton, and many other special friends.

Bill was an amazing husband, loving father, doting grandfather, caring father-in-law, obsessive cat lover, and loved his grand-dog. He and his wife were active members of Southern Baptist Convention for 25 years. He was a Teamster in the Local 142 Union for 44 years. He also worked with his wife for the Chesterton Tribune for 19 years.

Bill had an unmistakable sense of humor. If you didn’t get his humor, you didn’t know him. In the early 1970s, he raced Mustangs on the U.S. 30 drag strip. He was a diehard Indiana University and Bobby Knight fan, and loved Indiana University players. He also bowled semi-professionally in the early 1980s.

In his spare time, he took many fishing trips. He was also a major foodie who loved to travel. Bill was extremely active in his daughter’s life, and took his family to Disney World every year. He and his family also took cruises every year. He was also very close with his son-in-law, Tony, and every Monday night they would go to dinner at Val’s. In 2009, he retired early to be a stay-at-home grandpa to Anthony and loved every minute of it. He loved cooking breakfast and desserts for those he loved.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 12 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St., in Chesterton, with Pastor Rodney Rudd officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of funeral at the funeral home.

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Posted 8/18/2017




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