John Robert Scott


John Robert Scott, 76, of Greenfield, was called to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. John was born to Robert W. and Doris M. Scott at the home of his grandparents on May 3, 1938.

John graduated from Charlottesville High School in 1956.

He served his country in the Indiana National Guard from 1956 to 1964 and completed post-secondary education classes with a focus in the sciences at IU Indianapolis and Indiana Central. John was an employee of Eli Lilly and Company for 19 years.  During that time he and wife, Donna purchased a small farm, and in 1976, after working long days between two vocations, John began a full-time farming career raising livestock and expanding a grain operation. Together he and Donna built a trusted agriculture business in Hancock County in partnership with their son, Phillip and his wife Jill.

John was a man of great faith. He was baptized and worshipped at Curry’s Chapel Methodist Church until being confirmed into the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in 1959 following his marriage to Donna Marie Hoff at Trinity Lutheran Church, Indianapolis in 1958. Throughout his life, he served his church and community. As a member of Faith Lutheran Church, he served two terms as Council President, led two building phases as Committee Chair, and served as Youth Group Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Bible Study Leader, Elder, Usher, and Trustee.

John’s community service includes that of 4-H Club Leader, Hancock County 4-H Asst. Swine Barn Superintendent, Hancock Co. Pork Producers, Federal Land Bank Director, Hancock Co. Farm Bureau Director, Farm Bureau Insurance Director, Jackson Township Trustee Board, Hancock County Plat Committee, Hancock County Community Foundation Board, and Simmons Cemetery Board.  He enjoyed meeting many people through these experiences.

He is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Donna and two brothers George and Paul Scott. John’s children and grandchildren count themselves incredibly blessed to have been raised under his influence and example. The children are Mary (Greg) Gibble, Phillip (Jill) Scott, and Sarah (Scott) Kelley and grandchildren Austin and Emily Gibble, Mitchell and Olivia Scott, Sean and Devon Kelley.

Visitation will be held on 2 -7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, with viewing one hour prior to the service at Faith Lutheran Church, 200 West McKenzie Road, Greenfield, IN 46140. Pastor David Schwan will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scott Family Agricultural Scholarship Fund at HCCF (312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140); Lutheran Ministries Worship for Shut-Ins (5 Martin Luther Drive, Ft. Wayne, IN  46825), Holy Cross Lutheran School (8115 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236.) or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (9075 North Meridian Street #150, Indianapolis, IN 46260).

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