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James Michael "Mike" Scott, 68, Jamestown, Kentucky, and formerly Elwood, died Thursday, June 8, 2017, following a battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 3, 1948 in Elwood, the son of Arley Jr. and Alta Pauline "Polly" (Varnell) Scott. Mike was a 1966 graduate of Wendell Willkie High School in Elwood. He worked as a supervisor of engineering services for Delco Electronics in Kokomo for 37 1/2 years and retired in 2002. Mike married Cindy Glendenning on May 20, 1989, and she was a devoted wife, caretaker and angel who watched over him during his four-year battle with cancer.
Mike was a racing enthusiast and spent many years drag-racing as a hobby in addition to flying and owning a plane in the early 1970s. Mike was a Harley Davidson rider, and served as chapter President of Harley Davidson of Kokomo from 1998 to 2000. He inherited a love for boating from his parents, and still loved spending summer days on Lake Cumberland. Mike was a loving husband and devoted father who loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He had a big heart with a passion for living life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Mike's family includes wife, Cindy Scott, Jamestown, Kentucky; three children, Chad (Kris) Scott, Amy Branden and Tracy Scott (partner Gus), all of Elwood; two stepchildren, Brian (Lorri) Spaulding, Washington, Illinois, and Michael Spaulding, Jamestown, Kentucky; sister, Vicki (George) Arbuckle, Elwood; brother, Steve (Shelly) Scott, Elwood; 12 grandchildren, Tylon, Sydney, Morgan, Corbin, Curtis, Beau, Brayton, Brooklynn, Mariah, Duston, Bryce and Kyle; two great-grandchildren; three nephews, Chris, Brad, and Craig; and niece, Casey; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Betty and Jim Carver, Lawana and Kenny Frey, Jay and Karen Glendenning, Allen and Beth Glendenning, Barb and Randy McKay, and Ron Glendenning, all of Kokomo, Loratta and Dave Dickinson, Utah; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service celebrating Mike's life will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. prior to the funeral at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at copherfeslermay.com.
Published on June 10, 2017
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