Douglas A.  Scott, 59, Rochester

Douglas A.  Scott, 59, of Rochester passed away on September 14, 2019 near Stevensville, Michigan due to injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  


On November 1, 1959, Douglas Allen Scott was born in Logansport.  He was a treasured son of Eugene "Scotty" and Virginia Hair Scott.  Growing up he shared his childhood with an older brother Kevin.  In 1978 he graduated from Rochester High School where he was a member of the men's basketball and golf teams.  He continued his formal education attending Ball State University.


In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Doug married the love of his life, Ellen Sue Harts.  They enjoyed 22 years of life's adventures.  Doug and Ellen were both members of the Indiana Shelby American Automobile Club.  Doug was currently serving as president and as a member of the board of directors.  Summer weekends were spent boating on the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, leaving from the docks at St. Joe, MI.  They truly enjoyed the freedom and relaxation on the waters in their cabin cruiser.


Ellen and Doug also looked forward to a couple of annual excursions to Bradenton, Florida where they embraced the surf, sand and sunshine.  Garage sales, auctions and junking brought them great joy while discovering treasures.


Left to cherish Doug's  memory are his children: Stephanie Rensberger and husband Rich,  Steven Douglas Scott, Stacy Heckathorn and husband J.D. all of Rochester, Melissa Music and husband Kelly of Peru, Kiley White and husband Daryl of Indianapolis: grandchildren Justin Baird and wife Ashley, J Heckathorn, Josh Heckathorn and fiance Lindsay, Morgan Conley and husband Kolby, Madison Wolfe, Brendan Dodge, Kendell Music and grand-dog Barkley; six great-grandchildren; and a brother Kevin Scott and wife Lynnette of Warsaw.  


Doug was preceded in death by his parents, Scotty and Virginia Scott, and an uncle Don Hair.


A celebration of the life of Mr. Douglas Allen Scott will be on Friday, September 20 at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Ken Smith and Chaplain Jason See will officiate.  Friends may visit with his family from 4:00 - 7:00 on Thursday and an hour prior to services on Friday.  Burial will follow at Rochester's IOOF Cemetery. 

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