Dr. William L. Scott, 85

Dr. William "Bill" L. Scott, 85, North Manchester, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

He was Born Nov. 3, 1929 in Indianapolis, to Thomas M. & Sarah (Fair) Scott. He married Susie Hammonds Hudson on Oct. 11, 1991.

Dr. Scott graduated from Manchester College in 1951 and received his PhD degree from Michigan State University in 1959. Professional services included Dean of Students at Tri-State (Trine) University, Assistant to the President at Manchester College, Director of Development at Peabody Retirement Community and Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College. Community activities in Steuben County included President of the Retarded Children's Association, President of the Mental Health Association, Disaster Chairman for the Red Cross, Chairman of Key73, Chairman of the Pokagon District of the Boy Scout of America, Member of the Welfare Board, Member of the 4H Fair Committee, Vice President of the North East Psychiatric Clinic, Drive Chairman for the United Fund and Board Member of the Oaklawn Psychiatric Center. Member of the North Manchester Lions Club and attended Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester .

He is survived by his wife, Susie Scott, North Manchester; a son, David (Christine) Scott, Louisville, Ky.; two stepsons, Corey (Mindy) Hudson, Roann, and Casey (Jennie) Hudson, North Manchester; two daughters, Dawn (John) Dutton, Wabash,  and Melissa (Michael) Eckelbarger, Oro Valley, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Christi (Gary) Corbran, North Manchester; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, IN. Ten grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and two nephews.

Memorial service will be Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 St. Rd. 114 West, North Manchester where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at a later

date. For those who wish to honor the memory of Dr. Scott, memorial contributions may be made to Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship Fund, 277 Thorne St., Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2015 Oct 29