Clyde Leroy Scott, 83, of Connersville/Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away after a short battle with cancer the morning of December 2, 2021.
He was born December 29, 1937 in Fayette County, Indiana, and is the son of the late Charles Roy Scott and Helen Garrison Scott. He graduated from Alquina High School in 1956 where he played basketball and baseball. He met his high school sweetheart, Sue Scott (Chomel), and they were married on January 26, 1957. They would have been celebrating their 65th year of marriage this January.
Clyde served two years in the United States Marine Corps after high school.
Clyde and Sue raised four children together: Melvin Anthony (Patti) Scott of Brookville, Indiana, Michael Alan (Denise) Scott of Union County, Indiana, Melody Ann (Patrick) Lynch of Union County/Indianapolis, Indiana, and Monica “Ky” Anne (Joanne) Scott of New Castle, Indiana. They also have eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
After serving in the Marine Corps, he worked at D & M in Connersville for many years.
Together in 1970, Clyde and Sue opened Hickory Lane Smorgasbord in Alquina. The business was well known and a popular weekend spot for 27 years. Patrons came from across the tri-state area and beyond to enjoy the wonderful food in a wooded atmosphere (an escape for many from the surrounding cities). After retiring from the family restaurant, Clyde and Sue enjoyed buying and selling antiques throughout the Midwest and South. They would often be found hosting dinner for all of their antique dealer neighbors at their shows.
Clyde enjoyed his time in Florida playing golf and hosting dinners. Family time was important to Clyde, and he always had a joke in the moment and always wanted to tell you a story about the old days.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Charles, Sam, Gene, and Donald; and two sisters, Marjorie and an infant, Rosemary.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Stan Howard at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where friends may call from noon until the time of service on Tuesday. Military rites will be conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society in honor of Clyde Leroy Scott.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.