Hugh H. “Scotty” Scott, 98, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away on November 20, 2023. He was born on June 10, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Hugh and Eda Scott.
Scotty graduated from Male High School in 1943 and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country in Okinawa in the radio and radar warning squadron. While sailing on the AKA 1 (Arcturus) they stopped at Guadalcanal in the South Pacific where he jumped 60’ off the ship into the water and swam on the equator. In March 1946 when the war was over, he was sent home to Louisville where he pursued his accounting degree at the University of Louisville. In November of 1948 he met the love of his life, Mary Anne Martin, and married her in May 1949. They lived in New Albany, Indiana and raised their three children. Scotty worked as a building materials salesman and moved his family to Indianapolis in 1964 to continue that career. He worked for Marsh Homes, Sequoia Supply and then retired from Edward Hines in 1990.
Scotty and Mary Anne loved to travel throughout the United States with friends and visiting friends. Special memories were made every summer when the family gathered at Barren River Kentucky State Park.
Above all else, Scotty loved people and especially his family. Nothing pleased him more than to watch his kids, grandkids and great grandkids gather and laugh, tease, and love each other.
He was a unique and remarkable man and will be missed by all that knew him.
Hugh is preceded in death by his wife Mary Anne, sister Ethel Grinstead and daughter-in-law Katherine (Kitty) Scott.
Hugh is survived by his three children Sue Bridgewater (David), Robert Scott (Rena) and Patricia Cortellini (Conrad), five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 29, from 4 pm to 7 pm, at Flanner Buchanan – Broad Ripple, 1305 Broad Ripple Avenue. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, November 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
Very special thank you to the Sunrise family for enriching his life, as well as Tammy and staff at Paradigm Health who cared for Scotty like their own father.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Hugh’s name to St. Matthew Catholic Church.