David Lee Scott, age 52, won his long, courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, June 22, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. David was born in West Plains, Missouri, on February 25, 1965. David was blessed to become part of the Scott family at age one, when he became the son of Noel and Betty Scott, joining his biological siblings, Glendora and Betty Ann. David was so thankful to have been chosen to be part of his wonderful family.
David graduated from high school in 1984 from Mt. Zion Bible School in Ava, Missouri. He loved his time at Mt. Zion and lived in the Ava, Missouri area for several years, operating his own lawn maintenance and carpet cleaning businesses. In 1992, David moved to Kansas City, where he served as Facility Manager at both Black & Veatch and The New Theatre Restaurant. In 2001, he began his career as Area Maintenance Engineer at Motel 6, where he traveled to numerous properties across several states, providing facility maintenance support and oversight. Due to health concerns, David retired from Motel 6 in May, 2016.
br> David was united in marriage to Tammi Collins Schaper on March 23, 2013. David loved Tammi with all his heart and was the happiest he had ever been these past five and a half years, despite the serious health issues he was enduring.
David is survived by his wife Tammi of Olathe, Kansas; his parents, Noel and Betty Scott of Lowry City, Missouri; his sister Glenda English and her husband Jeff, of Wichita, Kansas; nephews Kenny Rummerfield and his wife Kristen, Clint Riesland and his wife Cody, and Matthew Kenney; niece Kristina Dinius and her husband Seth; great-niece Maci Bell Dinius; stepson Jordan Schaper; father and mother-in-law, Virgil and Mary Collins (who he lovingly called the “outlaws”); brother-in-law Jeff Collins, his wife Rachele and son Alec; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom he loved dearly.
David was preceded in death by his infant brother, Donovan Wayne Scott; his sister, Betty Ann Riesland; and nephew Brandon Scott Thomas.
David’s passion in life was his love for muscle cars, including his cherished 1978 Trans Am, which he and his best friend and cousin, Michael McCarthy, spent hours talking about, planning the latest project for and ultimately restoring. David loved spending time with his family, who he felt so blessed to be a part of. He also loved following politics and making sure Tammi was kept up to speed on the latest developments in the news.