James R Scott’s life journey took him home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
James was born on December 12, 1950 to Leonard Ray Scott and Minnie Hubbard-Scott in Lubbock Texas. He relocated to New York State and eventually made his home in Brocton in the late 1980s with his wife, Nancy Stevens-Scott, whom he married in 1983. He was a hard working man who instilled a strong work ethic in each of his children. James and Nancy successfully blended their families and James was very proud of all of his children.
He was blessed to be grandfather to more than 20 grandchildren and many of them provided him with great-grandchildren. James was a skilled carpenter with a deep love for building and creating. He helped each of his children learn home repairs and was always ready to lend a hand to someone in need. He came to know God later in life and his daily prayers and scripture reading were an inspiration to his family.
James’ life was profoundly affected by the movie “The Passion of Christ” and he spent many hours studying and researching the film and the biblical story behind it.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Nancy Scott. A brother, Dale Scott of Arlington TX. His children Jennifer (Dan) Hickman, and Pamela Scott, both of Jamestown, Carrie (Carl) Philbrick of Shelby, NC, Matthew (Carrie) Schumaker of Westfield NY, Jason (Wendy) Schumaker of Brocton NY, and Tom Schumaker of Belfast NY, and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. James was preceeded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kristy Wilt, one brother, Leonard Ray Scott, two sisters; Margaret O’Neal and Patricia Ann Padgett.
Private services for the immediate family were held at R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., Dunkirk.
A Celebration of Life service will be held this summer at a date yet to be determined.