Larry Willis “Scotty” Scott, 80, born on January 29, 1939, in Goodland, Kansas, passed away surrounded by his loving family Wednesday September 18, 2019, at Silvercrest at College View Retirement Community in Lenexa, KS.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Paul William Scott and Lydia (Kaiser) Scott, as well as his brother Jerry Scott.
Larry is survived by his wife Martha “Marti” (Tallman) Scott; their sons Lars (wife Tara) and Lance (wife Mindy); his brother Don; and his grandchildren Landon, Marissa, Aubrey and Ashley.
Larry grew up and lived in Goodland, KS, subsequently residing in Sun Lakes, AZ and Lenexa, KS. In 1962, he served in the US Army stationed at Fort Carson, CO, where he met his wife Martha “Marti” Tallman and they were married July 11, 1964 in Snyder, NY. Larry loved his family and moved to Lenexa in 2018 to be closer to them.
Larry attended college at Fort Hays State University and worked for Rhoads Construction in Goodland for 33 years. He became a part owner of the construction company a year and a half after starting, serving as the company’s Secretary/Treasurer. Larry and Marti started a successful Shaklee business in 1973, which allowed them to travel the world, build closer relationships with distant relatives and make new friends.
Larry and Marti always enjoyed going out to dances, parties, dinners or just out to be with friends. Anyone who knew Larry and Marti would agree that they could “cut a rug” on the dance floor. Larry enjoyed keeping in touch with his Goodland High School class of ’57, talking about Shaklee, playing golf, playing poker, working on genealogy, telling stories and nobody was ever a stranger to Larry. He was also a devoted Christian and very involved with the United Methodist Church in Goodland and Sun Lakes.
The last few years of his life Larry fought progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) that affected his swallowing, speech, and other functions. In lieu of flowers and in remembrance of Larry donations may be given to CurePSP at psp.org.
A graveside memorial service will be Friday, July 1, 2022 at 9 a.m. MT at the Goodland Cemetery, North Main Street, Goodland. Inurnment following the service in the Goodland Cemetery.
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