Posted: Fri 1:30 PM, Sep 07, 2012
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane Chapel
Martin Dock Scott Jr., 65, answered his Lord’s call on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, surrounded by family at his residence following a brave battle with cancer.
Martin was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Menifee County High School in 1965, after which he served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea and in Vietnam from 1966 to 1970, receiving two Bronze Stars during action in Vietnam. He served on the Bowling Green Police Department as patrolman and later as detective from Nov. 11, 1970, until his retirement on April 30, 1989, when he then became a Commonwealth’s Detective for the Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Martin served 23 years under Commonwealth’s Attorneys Morris Lowe, Steve Wilson, Michael Pearson and Chris Cohron.
Martin was an active member of the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police for 39 years, serving as President of Bowling Green Lodge #13 for 12 years and as President of the Kentucky State Lodge for 18 years. He was a 14-year member of American Legion Post #23, a life member of Kentucky VFW 5712 and a Master Mason of Lodge #73 of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F & AM, and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.
He lived a life of science, and most important to Martin was his service to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through membership, personal testimony and ministry at Plum Springs Baptist Church.
Visitation is Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Living Hope Baptist Church. Funeral is at 1 p.m. at the church, with burial at Fairview Cemetery No. 2.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Martin D. and Alpha Vititoe Scott; and by his infant son, William John Scott. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 43 years, ViAnn, and their family, son Martin “Dock” Scott III and a daughter-in-law Stephanie of Bowling Green, daughter Alpha “Amber” Scott Ford and son-in-law Eric of Smiths Grove, and daughter Autumn Annette Scott of Bowling Green; grandchildren Erica, Brooke, Melanie, Cody, Chase, Cole, Zach, Taylor, Lauren and Reed; great-grandchildren Kaden, Callie, Ean and Isaac; brothers George Scott of Bowling Green and sister-in-law MaryAnn and Tim Scott of Middletown, Ohio, and sister-in-law Susie, sister Kathy Harris and brother-in-law Arthur, sister Karen Tehrani, all of Bowling Green, and sister Sue Brashear and brother-in-law Stan of Trenton, Ohio, sister-in-law Janet Bradfield of Leonardville, Kan., and Nicki Ford of Overland Park, Kan.; as well as beloved aunts and uncles as close to him as brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends.