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Richard L. Scott
July 5, 1945 - November 11, 2021

Richard L. Scott

Richard L. Scott
Jul 5, 1945 - Nov 11, 2021

Richard L. Scott
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Richard L. Scott, 76, of Smithfield passed away at 1:54 pm, Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born on July 5, 1945 in Cincinnati, OH to Arvil H. and Cloia (Moore) Scott. Richard married Cindy Kinnamon on July 5, 1983 in Peoria. She survives along with three children; Mark, Brian and Kimberly, step-son Chad, two brothers; Dana and Tim and three sisters; Geraldine, Elaine, Annette and several grand and great-grandchildren.
Richard was a self-employed machine service and repair technician.
Richard is irreplaceable. He had a sense of humor with a quick wit and was always playing tricks on people and animals. We always joked about his mother-in-law's big toes being so long. He had Connor Shoes in Canton cut a hole in a pair of slip ons where the big toe came out and attach a bag shaped piece of material to accommodate the big toes. He then gave the shoes to her for Christmas. She still has them. He would hide in the shower and call our dogs. They would run right by him time and again until they caught his scent. He was so much fun.
He was such a loving, patient, thoughtful, honest and kind person. He would always help people especially family. On Fridays he would have a fresh brewed cup of coffee waiting for Cindy after work and they would sit at the kitchen table and talk over coffee.
He was a talented, awesome artist and had many paintings some of which he gave to people he cared about. He could make a picture out of just some random scribbles that someone wrote on a piece of paper. Norman Rockwell critiqued his artwork once when Richard was a young man, gave him pointers and encouraged him to continue.
He loved animals and fed the wildlife at his home. He donated pet food to Fulton County Humane Society/Animal Shelter. Rich and Cindy had several dogs and cats over the years.
He could fix anything and if it could not be fixed it was really broke! One time Rich and Cindy took an old jeep on a short trip to visit relatives and the top of the radiator came loose. He took a screwdriver and a hammer and bent the seam back together, filled the radiator with water he borrowed from a nearby homeowner and drove on to Peoria.
He worked in a Good Year auto shop in Los Angeles, California where he and his first wife moved to from Ohio. He loved to tell how Lee Marvin almost ran over him at a crosswalk with a convertible in LA. Marvin just grinned at him. He met other famous actors and sport figures who requested him to work on their vehicles. He became friends with many law officers there and in Cincinnati through his work as a mechanic. Of course being a mechanic he owned several powered up cars and sleeper cars that he would race in the streets. The law officers he knew wanted to know what he had under the hood and they would challenge him to a friendly race with patrol cars. No repercussions of course!
While in LA he became involved in martial arts and that is how he first met Chuck Norris. He had nothing but high praise for Mr. Norris. Rich continued his martial arts and weight lifting for a few years.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Memorials can be made to the Humane society of Fulton County. To leave online condolences please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com

Elaine Symonds (Scott) on Nov 17, 2021

I have so many memories of this man, he helped me when I was a teen, was in my wedding, helped me get my first job out of high school, made me an Aunt for the first time. My husband, cousin Doris's husband and Richard went frog gigging one time, and fell into the creek, brought back some really big frogs, they tried to cook the legs, but kept jumping out of the pan. Richard you will truly be missed by all who love you, RIP my big brother.

Elaine Symonds (Scott) on Nov 17, 2021

Picture of Richard Scott with his Mom, brothers and sisters. This is really sad news, wish we could have had a chance to say our good-byes. He passed on the same date his Mom passed 8 years earlier. Condolences Cindy, Mark, Brian, and Kimberly.

Janet Edmonds on Nov 16, 2021

My condolences and prayers to the family, God binds up the broken and saves those crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18

Mike Lasswell on Nov 16, 2021

Cindy and family sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn on Nov 15, 2021

I didn't know Mr. Scott, but most obits are kind of sad. This obit made me smile. It would have nice to have met this man. I'm so very sorry for you families loss.

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