Emmett Scott of York, NE, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, September 11, 2017 at York at the age of 90. He was born March 28, 1927 in rural Phillips County, Kansas to Nelson and Esther (Abbott) Scott.
Emmett and wife Ardith were blessed with four children: Dennis, Dean, Dana and Dianne. Emmett was a dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Emmett graduated from Phillipsburg High School in Kansas. He then attended Kansas State University and graduated with a degree in Agriculture. He was a lifetime faithful K-State Wildcat fan. Following college, Emmett served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After his 2 years in the military, he moved to Long Island, KS where he taught Veterans on Farm Training for the next 4 years. During his time in Long Island, he met Ardith Brown and they were married on December 15, 1951. They then moved to York where he was employed as Manager of Geis Irrigation Company. That company became the Scott-Hourigan Company in 1970. This multigenerational business is now managed by his son Dana Scott and grandson Zachery Scott.
Emmett believed that serving his community and others was extremely important. He was very involved in the Shriners and Masons in York where he was the past Grand Master. He served as Past Potentate of the Sesostris Shrine (Lincoln) 1990, as a member of Shrine Covered Wagon Club, past President of the York Chamber of Commerce, past President of Epworth Village, 60 year member of the American Legion and 50 year member of the York Methodist Church. Emmett had a love of flying and received his pilot’s license in 1973. He was an outstanding pilot accumulating over 3,000 hours of flight time for business and pleasure. He and Ardith enjoyed many travels together and especially trips with their RV Club.
He is survived by his wife Ardith Brown Scott of 66 years, his sons Dennis L Brown and his girlfriend Sue of York, son Dana (Mary) Scott of York. His grandchildren include; Brandon Brown of York, Denese (Darren) Sudbeck of Hebron, NE, Brent (Anie) Brown of York, Zachary (Amanda) Scott of York, Nicholas (Kelsey) Scott of Norfolk, NE, Ryan Scott of York, Adam (Anna) Scott of Lincoln, NE, Curtis (Sydney) Scott of Gretna, NE, 9 great grandchildren, his sister Marjory (John) Burton of Lakewood, CO, his brother Darrell (Linda) Scott of Lincoln, CA, and sister –in-laws Linda Richards of Woodbury, NJ, and Jane Scott of Lady Lake, FL.
He preceded in death by his parents, son Dean Brown, daughter Dianne Scott and his brothers Glenn Scott and James Scott.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 18, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in York with the Reverend Art Phillips officiating. Private graveside services. Memorials may be directed to Epworth Village or to the United Methodist Church Foundation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.