Lloyd E. Scott, 85, SeymourMarch 16, 2013
Lloyd Edward “Barney” Scott, 85, Seymour, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.
He was born in New Albany on June 25, 1927, to Lloyd M. and Alice Scott. He married Marguerite Sousley on Jan. 31, 1953, in Madison.
Surviving are his wife, Marguerite Scott; two daughters, Alice Laskowski, and her husband, John, and Ellen Gauck, and her husband, Kenneth; a son, Gregg Scott, and his wife, LuAnn; two brothers, Roy “Sonny” Scott and Charles “Butch” Scott; a sister, Rhoda “Cissy” Hedge; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Scott was a 1946 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and a star athlete in football, basketball and baseball and was a 1951 graduate of Hanover College where he also played basketball, baseball and football.
He earned his master’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He started his teaching and coaching career in Hagerstown and taught at Jasper High School from 1959 to 1961 and Seymour High School from 1961 to 1988.
He taught business, Indiana history, accounting, physical education and health. He coached football, baseball, golf, track and basketball. His basketball teams won 11 sectionals, six regionals and advanced to the final game of the semi-state five times. His career was highlighted by the 1969-70 team that went 25-1. He received coach of the year honors in three different conferences.
Mr. Scott served as president of the Indiana High School Athletic Directors Association and was awarded the outstanding service award by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for a Lifetime of Dedication to Athletics.
He was inducted as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and was president of the hall from 1983 to 1986. He was involved in the beginning stages of the building of the new Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. He was a member of the board of directors and director emeritus of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Mr. Scott also served as the American Cancer Society Crusade chairman. He was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel and received the Sagamore of the Wabash in 1991. He was co-founder and a charter member of the Seymour Sports Club. The Seymour High School Gym was renamed Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium in his honor.
He was named as a member of the first induction class to the Hanover College Athletic Hall of Fame. After retiring from coaching, he continued as athletic director and assistant principal at Seymour High School. Soon after this he became the assistant superintendent of Seymour Schools and business manager.
His hobbies were traveling, reading and golf.
A Life of Celebration service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium, Seymour. A flag presentation will be given.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the gymnasium and after 5 p.m. Tuesday. A Masonic service will begin at 3:45 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the Barney and Marguerite Scott Scholarship Fund through Jackson County Bank, 124 S. Chestnut St., Seymour IN 47274.
Tri-County Crematory, Seymour, owned and operated by Voss & Sons Funeral Service, Seymour, is handling the arrangements.
A complete obituary may be viewed at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
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