Robert Dale Scott was born on May 28, 1928 to Richard and Cora Scott of Roper, Kansas. He was the youngest of four children behind Erma Scott Roney, Max Scott and Dean Scott. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
He graduated from Benedict High School in 1946 and went to work for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad as a telegrapher. He joined the United States Army during the Korean conflict where he used his telegraphic skills when he served in the Communications Section of the 578th Engineers, C Battalion, and 40th Infantry Division with an Honorable Discharge in 1952.
He married Martha Mae Oglesbee on February 5, 1953 and enjoyed life with her until her death in February of 2014. On January 29, 1955 a son, Larry D. Scott, was born into the family with another son, Jeffrey Mark Scott, was welcomed on June 1, 1957.
R. D. was first and foremost Martha Mae's husband and even after her death served with loyalty in that capacity. After being a husband he was in no specific order or position of importance and with some probable omissions the following: son, brother, uncle, grandpa, great-grandpa, a loving man, Mason, Shriner, hospital dad, driver, teacher, provider, pyro-technical adviser to the 4th of July Rodeo in Moline, Kansas, coach, woodworker, defender, supporter, assistant scout master, a dirty bird, gardener, hunter, fisherman, trusted friend, disciplinarian, cheerleader, had tons of patience, was soft spoken, telegrapher, agent, clerk, carpenter, loved old western movies, lifelong KU basketball fan, listener, leader, decision maker, owned and used frequently the world's greatest smile, teaser, practical joker, God fearing, much missed, family anchor and DAD.
Mr. Scott passed away at the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita, Kansas in his sleep on January 8, 2017. He is survived by sons; Larry (Kate), Jeff (Dayna), and step-son Don Oglesbee (Pat); and several grand children; great grand children; and nieces and nephews. There will be a family visitation time between 10AM and 11AM with the memorial service starting at 11AM on February 4, 2017. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas following the memorial service. Services will be held in the Webb & Rodrick Chapel at 306 West Main, Independence, Kansas. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Kansas Masonic Home or the Shriner's Children's Hospital.