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James F. Scott, 86, of Madison, Ind., died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Scott entered this life on Aug. 8, 1924, in Guston near Brandenburg.
He was the son of the late Walter Lee and Ruth Fontaine Scott. He was raised in Brandenburg on the family farm. He was a 1941 graduate of Meade County High School. Mr. Scott was inducted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 1, 1942, in Lexington. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant serving the 271st Infantry Division Company E during World War II. He fought in the battles and campaigns of the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on April 12, 1946, at Fort George G. Meade, Md. He received the Good Conduct Medal, The American Theater Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a graduate of the Manhattan College in New York City, where he received his law degree. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he received his accounting degree. He was united in marriage on Sept. 1, 1948, in Jefferson County, Ky., to Mildred Erd. This happy union was blessed with one son, Brendan, to bless their home. He began an apprenticeship with Louis Ackerson in Louisville. He moved to Madison at age 29 and began a career in accounting. He owned and operated the Scott & Callicotte Accounting Agency in Madison for 50 years. He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed membership in Save the Valley. He had served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, Madison City Council, the Madison-Jefferson County Library Board and the Historic Board. He was proud to have donated a library to Ivy Tech State College. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Scott will be missed by his loving son, Brendan Scott and his wife, Linda, of Indianapolis; his grandchild, Ryan Scott of Indianapolis; his brothers, William Fontaine Scott and his wife, Harriet, of McLean, Va., and Jack Jeffers Scott and his wife, Alice, of Elizabethtown; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ruth Fontaine Scott; his wife, Mildred, who passed away on Nov. 1, 2007; his brother, Walter Scott; and his sisters, Rena Parks, Mary Foote and Jessie Virginia Williams.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, by the Rev. Rachel Scott Marshall at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Ind. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Ind.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of the service Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Ind.
Full military honors will be conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ivy Tech State College. Cards are available at the funeral home.