Obituary: Donald Matthews Scott

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Donald Matthews Scott, 85, well-known Columbia grocer and farmer in the Sawdust Community, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at St. Thomas Hospice.

Born and reared in Maury County, he was the son of the late Allen Burnley Scott and Bessie Belle Matthews Scott and attended Culleoka schools. Mr. Scott owned and operated Riverside Market and Hatcher Lane Market for a number of years. He also was manager of Southern Livestock and a salesman for Herbert Lewis Tractor Company. Associated with farming all his life, he also raised, trained, and showed Tennessee Walking Horses for a number of years. He was also life-long outdoorsman and sportsman, enjoyed all types of hunting, and was an avid coon hunter. Mr. Scott was a long-time, faithful member of Graymere Church of Christ and a 50-year member of Columbia Masonic Lodge #31.

His wife, Jean Trousdale Scott, died Oct. 24, 2003. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Clifford Scott.

Survivors include daughters, Donna Kay (Don) Vick of Franklin and Tammy Scott Riley of Columbia; sister, Margaret Scott Butler of Roswell, Ga.; and grandchildren, Matthew Paul Vick, Scott Andrew Vick, Stephanie Jean Riley, and William Scott Riley.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 20, at Graymere Church of Christ with Wendell Robinson and Don Vick officiating. Burial followed in Wilkes Cemetery in the Culleoka Community.

Active pallbearers were Don Dugger, Matt Vick, Scott Vick, Will Riley, Bill Butler, Neil Sturgill, Chad Sturgill, Stanley Scott, Ron Scott, and Glenn Raymond.

Honorary pallbearers included former employees and directors of Southern Livestock.

The family suggests memorials to the James C. Scott Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University, 158 East Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340 or St. Thomas Hospice, 4220 Harding Road, Nashville TN 37205.

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