Roger Lee Scott, Sr.

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Roger L. Scott, Sr., 85, of Sullivan, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan. 

Roger was born on July 20, 1934 in Vincentown, NJ, on a dairy farm that his father worked on. He and his younger brother lived on the farm until moving as a teenager to Haden Heights, NJ. After high school, Roger worked for Campbell Soup Co. for some time. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1954. In 1955, he was united in marriage to Diane Swank in Morocco, North Africa. They were stationed all over the United States and also spent two years in Turkey. After he retired from the service, they settled down in Sullivan, where they raised their five children. Roger worked for Peterson Oil Co. for more than 40 years, where he earned the title, Top Dog. Roger loved to play sports; he was very involved in the Sullivan fast pitch softball for many years. When he could no longer play softball, he became an umpire, which kept him very busy for a number of years. Roger was just as enthusiastic about bowling; he is in the MO bowler’s hall of fame. While never bowling a sanctioned 300 game, he did manage to bowl 299 on three different occasions. He was also proud to have bowled two high series of over 800. He was always an athlete at heart. Roger and Diane had a fond attachment to dachshund dogs. They had many of them over the years. Roger began attending New Testament Church in the early 1990’s. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and became very involved in his church. He worked in the bus ministry for 17 years, was a part of the choir, and was even the greeter at his church until just a few years ago. Roger will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends.

Roger is survived by his wife, Diane Scott of Sullivan, MO; five children:  Cynthia Satterfield and husband Phil of Sugarland, TX, Jean Earney and husband John of Washington, MO, Roger Scott, Jr. and wife Angelique of Buffalo, MO, Jack Scott and wife Donette of Sullivan, MO, and Steven Scott and wife Becky of Wasilla, AK; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Greg Scott and wife Jean of Mantua, NJ; three nephews:  Greg Scott, Jr. and wife Susan of OR, Jeffrey Scott of TX, and Joey Scott and wife Sharon of PA; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Scott.

Funeral Services were 2 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020 at Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, officiated by Rev. Charlie Idleman. Interment followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan.

Visitation was held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home, Monday, February 3, 2020.

Memorial contributions in Roger’s name may be made to:  Honor Flight, Inc., 175 South Tuttle Road, Springfield, OH 45505, or you can donate online at

Online condolences may be shared with Roger’s family at

All arrangements are under the care of Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, MO. 

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