Morris Ray Scott, 83


LAWRENCEVILLE — Morris Ray Scott, age 83, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his daughter’s residence in Monroe City, Indiana.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1936 in Knox County, Indiana, the son of Harry Scott and Luella (Polson) Lyon.

Ray retired from the Army in 1994 after 27 years of service, with three of those years in active duty. He was an E-8 Master Sergeant and served in various reserve components. He was also a retired long-haul truck driver. His memberships included the Air National Guard Reserves of Nevada, the Army National Guard of Vincennes, the Lawrenceville VFW, the Vincennes Elks and Harmony Society, the Midwest Truckers Association and he was a life member of the NRA.

Preceding him in death were: his parents.

Survivors include: his two children, Pamella Vories and husband, David; and Mike Scott and wife, Nancee all of Monroe City, Indiana; and four grandchildren.

Ray’s wishes were to be cremated with private graveside services.

Memorials in Ray’s name may be given to The Lawrenceville VFW or to the Wilson Creek Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Cards and donations may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 564, Lawrenceville, IL, 62439.

Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is in charge of the arrangements.

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