Elmer William "Bill" Scott, 79, of Centralia, died 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Doctors Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.
He was born Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1934, in Waverly, the son of Elmer Wilson and Alberta A. (Harrington) Scott. He married Phyllis Jenkins Sigwerth on April 20, 1991.
Bill served in the U.S. Army from July 5, 1955 to May 3, 1957, and was a finance and insurance manager for several years at Joe Hotze Ford in Salem. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis A. Scott of Centralia; two sons, Richard Scott of Bluford and Douglas Scott of Fairfield; five daughters, Linda Rogers of Sandoval, Peggy Rogers of Carmi, Theresa Hodgson of Crossville, Crystal Dicus of Carmi and Debra Rosenberger of Flora; brother, James R. Scott and wife Phyllis of Jacksonville; sister, Janice Randle and husband Terry of Chatham; stepson, Darrell Sigwerth and wife Phyllis of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Donnell Turrentine and husband Kevin of Mt. Vernon and Sherrell Graber and husband Dennis of Smithton; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John W. Scott; and two sisters, Barbara White and Judith Crouse.
Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating.
Greeting of family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Hospice of the Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.