Stanley McRay Scott


    Stanley McRay Scott of Steelville, Missouri was born on Tuesday, June 15, 1937 in Flint, Michigan to Raymond “Stanley” and Roberta “Bobbie” Josephine (nee McIndoo) Scott and passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 18 days.


    Stanley graduated from Steelville High School in the Class of 1955.  He then attended college at SEMO in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
    He had accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age and was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church.
    Stanley joined the United States Navy and served his country honorably.
    He met Patricia “Pat” Ann Miller Callahan while working at The Chemical Abstract Service and later married on June 27, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio.
    In June of 1973, Stanley moved his family to Steelville, Missouri and worked with his father at Steelville Supply Store in Steelville before purchasing it and taking over with his wife, Pat. They then expanded and had Scott’s True Value in St. James, Missouri.  He also was a department manager at Sears in O’Fallon, Missouri and was recruited to be a traveling Santa for malls in Iowa, Louisiana and California before retiring.  Stanley was a member of “Naturally Santa” based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a member of the American Chemical Society and TKE Fraternity.
    He enjoyed woodworking. He assisted in making a dollhouse that will be displayed in a museum and also made doll furniture.
    He liked to go camping and backpacking, enjoyed building things, was an avid science fiction reader and liked computer programming.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Roberta “Bobbie” Scott; brother, Richard Carl Scott; sisters-in-law, Patricia Scott and Bonnie Scott; aunt, Barbara (Frank) Johnson; and cousins, Frank Johnson and Kent Johnson.
    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Scott of Steelville, Missouri; son, Kevin Scott of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, step son, Allen (Michelle) Callahan of Summerville, South Carolina; brother, Lawrence “Larry” Scott of Macclenny, Florida; two granddaughters; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
    The service was live-streamed on the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO’s Facebook page.
    Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery with full military honors.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.