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Luther Scott, 84, of Hutsonville, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Terre Haute, Ind., the son, of Luther Scott and Tressie Heckle Scott.
Luther was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Stran Steel in Terre Haute, after 30 years, and drove a coal truck for several years. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Sullivan, and the United Steel Workers Local Union 7441 in Terre Haute, for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Luther W. Scott and Bernard A. Scott; two brothers, Edward Scott and Robert Scott; and three sisters, Francis Milam, Mildred Kireta, and Louise Claycomb.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Helen Beard Scott, whom he married Feb. 12, 1955; three daughters, Phyllis Latshaw (Jeff) of Oaktown, Patricia L. Penrod of Sacramento, Calif., and Pamela S. Pirtle (John) of Merom; one sister, Mary E. Nelson of Sullivan; nine grandchildren, Nikki Amburgey, Victoria McKinnon, Brandi Grable, Jacki Tindall, Jodi Fox, Leslie Lawrence, Jamie Penrod, Shaun Scott and Scott Latshaw; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, with the Rev. David Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park, in Terre Haute, with military graveside rites by the Sullivan, Shelburn, Hymera Legion Posts and Sullivan VFW Post. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services Tuesday.
Published on February 16, 2018
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