Wynne Lee (Buck) Scott
Buck Scott was born in Columbus, Ohio, “The Buckeye State,” hence his nickname, on May 25, 1945, to Edwin and Edna (Slayman) Scott. He graduated from Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana, and shortly after married Sondra Lynn Williams in Evansville, Indiana. They were joined again in heaven on June 8, 2022.
He started working construction, and other jobs, while starting his family in Indiana. When Buck and Sondra joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints they made their own pilgrimage to the state of opportunity, Utah.
In Utah County, Buck started his business Timpanogos Equity Management Association/Scott Construction and quickly became one of the premier home builders in Northern Utah. He said some of his more meaningful jobs came while working for his faith constructing churches in Alaska. He constructed houses for two decades before a crash in the housing market caused him look for other business opportunities.
When Sondra was accepted to Southern Utah State College in Cedar City, now SUU, Buck packed up his family for another trek, this time south “to the red rocks.” He took the first job he could find, delivering newspapers for The Daily Spectrum to outlying Southern Utah towns, and quickly learned he could make more money hauling more items. He refurbished a U-Haul truck, painted it red, and TEMA/Scott Delivery was born.
For the next three decades Buck also delivered newspapers for The Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, The Las Vegas Review Journal, The New York Times, and the USA Today making sure customers in all the National Parks and surrounding cities got their printed news.
Buck provided services for many other companies, including State Bank of Southern Utah, Ken Bettridge Distributing, Tink’s Superior Auto Parts, Airborne Express, Rodeway Packaging Systems, MegaPro Screen Printing, pharmaceuticals for McKesson, Bergen-Brunswick, Cardinal Health, and The American Red Cross, servicing all the local pharmacies and hospitals for many years.
If somebody needed to get something anywhere between Lincoln County, Nevada to Escalante, or from Fillmore to Mesquite, they called Buck because one of his drivers was already going there. He supported his wife and family, with the help of the southern Utah companies listed, while Sondra earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah State College, and a master’s degree from the University of Utah in social work. She would spend her final years counseling troubled youth.
Buck was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra, and children Nicholas and Tori Jae. He is survived by children Adonica (Richard) Wheeler, LaVerkin, Jody Scott, Salt Lake City, Meiklejohn “Mickey” Scott, LaVerkin, Wynne “Bubba” (Jennifer) Scott, Cedar City, and Haven (April Jimenez) Scott, Cedar City. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren who always made him smile.
Services will be held Friday, June 17, 2022. The viewing begins at 12:00 p.m. with funeral services starting at 2:00 p.m. Both will be held inside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 481 North Main Street, LaVerkin, Utah.
The family would like to thank his home healthcare workers, the staff at Dixie Regional Medical Center, and Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George for their care and kindness.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 435-673-2454.
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