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George Scott

d. November 25, 2015



George Scott, age 91, of Williamsville, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at his residence.

He is survived by one son, Kevin Lee Scott; two sisters, Donna Scott and LaVerne Martin; three step daughters, Jayme (Clint) Oglesby, Judith Michaelle Large, Joyce (William) Evans; four step sons, John Stephen (Libby) Large, Jeffrey Grayson (Brenda) Large, Larry Dewayne (Barbara) Kenoyer and Loren Eugene (Holly) Kenoyer, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was born on August 11, 1924 in Toledo, Ohio and was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clementine, sons George Wayne Scott, Jr. and Jeffrey Lynn Scott, and seven siblings.

George served in WWII as a Staff Sargent and Gunner in the combat crew of an A-20 aircraft. He and his crew were shot down over France on June 3, 1944. They were captured by the German Army and held for 11 months as POWs at Buchenwald; then were liberated by the allies under the command of General George Patton. George and his fellow POWs were memorialized in a documentary, “The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald” and he was recently honored by Senator Dick Durbin who read his story into the Congressional Record of the United States of America.

Visitation for George will be on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 10 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL. Funeral Services will immediately follow the visitation at 11 AM.

Burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Springfield VFW Post #10302, St. Jude or Springfield DAV.


  1. He was a very special man. He meant the world to me and i will forever hold him in my heart. I will always remember the visits we had to his house as children and the special treats he would always have for us. I always looked forward to his visits around christmas time as he would always make sure to come see each and everyone of us every year even when we were grown and children of own now. He was a very loving man and touched the hearts of so many . He will forever live on in our hearts and in our memories. I love you grandpa may you now rest in peace for you are in a much better place. Till that day we meet again i say see you later as you rest in that beautiful sky. I love you so .

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