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Watertown- The funeral service for Charles K. “Scotty” Scott will be Thursday, May 29th, 11:00am, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Father Steven Murray officiating. Burial with military honors will follow the service in North Watertown Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the funeral home from 2-4pm & 6-8pm Wednesday, May 28th.

Scotty passed away peacefully at his cottage in Chaumont, NY on May 25th, 2014. He was 89 years old.

Scotty was born in Watertown on October 19th, 1924, a son of Charles and Jemima G. Atchie Scott. He was educated locally, and left high school in 1944 to serve in the United States Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Olmstead during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Following his service, Scotty returned home and married Ruth E. Hodge on May 10th, 1947. Mrs. Scott passed away March 27th, 1995.

Scotty owned and operated the Barsco Company, Watertown for more than 50 years. He was also involved with numerous local organizations: life-member & past President of Watertown’s North Side Improvement League, ELKS Lodge 496 life-member, American Legion Post 61 life-member, V.F.W. Post 1400 life-member, member of Sackets Harbor Masonic Lodge F&AM 135, Marine Corps League member, Watertown Eagles member, as well as a former member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Scotty was the commissioner and executive secretary of Watertown Civil Service for 22 years. He was also a former starter of Evans Mills Speedway and the Watertown Speedway. He enjoyed watching NASCAR & Mark Martin, hunting, fishing, bowling, traveling, his cottage on Duck Harbor Rd. in Chaumont, and wine-time with his girls.

Surviving are 4 daughters: Brenda (James) Doxtater, Calcium, Charlotte “Sam” Scott, Watertown, Barbara Yerdon and companion Elwyn Bodley, Calcium, Elizabeth Good and companion Dale Hale, Philadelphia. He is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is pre-deceased by several brother and sisters.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com

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