The Rev. James Richard Scott Sr., 88

November 29, 2009

FEB. 12, 1921-NOV. 28, 2009

The Rev. James Richard Scott Sr., 88, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at his home.

Born Feb. 12, 1921, in Five Forks, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank William and Iva Mae Kennel Scott.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.

James was a painter for Washington County Hospital until retiring in 1985. He also was the pastor at Mount Lena Independent Church in Boonsboro for eight years until retiring in 2009.


James is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mabel Haines Scott; six daughters, Iris J. Malott, Carolyn D. Kesselring and Melinda S. Wright, all of Hagerstown, Elizabeth A. Repp and Sheila K. Brown of Big Pool, Md., and Christine M. Jenkins of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, William G. Scott of Martinsburg; one sister, Sarah Kirkpatrick of Winter Garden, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James R. Scott Jr.; five sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795, with Pastor Justin L. Repp officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Tuesday one hour before services. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open Tuesday after 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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