John Martin Scott, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Baylor Scott and White Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, Texas.
He was born January 15, 1947, in Newton, the son of John Neill and Virginia Royston Scott. On Feb. 21, 1968, he married Patricia Sue Larsen, and she survives. He served his country in the U.S. Army, was active in the Masonic Lodge and was local chairman of the United Transportation Union Lodge 412 from 1982 until 2006. He also was vice local chairman from 1978 to 1982.
John grew up in Newton and also resided in Emporia and Kansas City before moving to Frisco, Texas, in 2007, to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He retired in 2007 after working 40 years for the BNSF Railroad.
John is survived by his wife Patty of Frisco, Texas; son John Patrick Scott; daughter and son-in-law Kristin and David Reinertsen, Frisco, Texas; and grandsons Dylan, Parker and Peyton Reinertsen, Frisco, Texas. He also is survived by a host of friends.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, with the Rev. Donna Voteau presiding. Burial with military honors was in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.