Scott Crotts, Jr. was born the son of Scott Crotts, Sr. and Mary (Carroll) Crotts on March 23, 1924 in Middlebrook, Arkansas and departed this life June 17, 2012 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 88 years.
He was united in marriage on October 6, 1946 to Lucille Imogene Ledbetter in Alton, Missouri. He was survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille for almost two days. Sadly, she passed away June 19, 2012.
He is survived by one son, John Alan Crotts of Thayer, Missouri; one sister, Billye Helen Crotts Nelson of Auburn, California; one brother, John Herbert Crotts, Sr. and his wife Sarah of Normal, Illinois; several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Scott Sr. and Mary Crotts; three sisters, Clydith Crotts Harbour, Louise Crotts Lundin and Christine Crotts Talley.
Scott, Jr. graduated from Mammoth Spring High School. He was a fine athlete, participating in baseball and basketball. He was called to serve his country in the United States Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the forces that invaded Iwo Jima.
After returning from the war, Mr. Crotts owned and operated several businesses in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Thayer, Missouri including a grocery store, Thayer Milling Company and Thayer Plant Food Company. He was a member of the Lion’s Club and served on the Bank of Thayer’s Board of Directors for 28 years.
Mr. Crotts was a member of First Baptist Church of Mammoth Spring. In his retirement, he raised beef cattle and especially enjoyed relaxing on the pontoon at Norfork Lake.
He was a good citizen and loved his country. He was a compassionate person who helped many people. He was honest, a hard worker and a good husband and father. He will be truly missed by his family and many friends.
Graveside Services will be held for Scott and Lucille Crotts Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Missouri. Public Viewing will be Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Flora Cemetry at Viola, Arkansas or to the Clifton Cemetery near Thayer, Missouri. Memorial donations can be left at the Carter Funeral Home office in Thayer.