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James “Jim” Scott Jr.

 James “Jim” Scott Jr., age 65 of Koshkonong, Missouri passed away December 9, 2023, at his home. Jim was born March 15, 1958, in Huntington County, Indiana to Jim and Gerry (Johnson) Scott.

Jim married the love of his life Brenda Overturf in Drakesville, Iowa and they was happily married for thirty-four years. Within this union they had two daughters Josey Lynn and Shawnee Lee.

Jim loved trading livestock, telling stories about the things that he had done throughout his life, bucking bulls, auctions, traveling, camping, listening to eighty’s rock and roll music, doing woodworking with his wife, but above all things these things family was his priority that he loved the most. He cherished every minute with his wife, daughters and being papa Jimmy to his grandchildren.

Jim had a beautiful heart and soul. He was an amazing man that loved with his whole heart, he never knew a stranger and he was the biggest giver God ever made. He was a prankster, alittle ornery and loved to joke around. Jim will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife Brenda; two daughters Josey Lynn Scott (Jared Harrison) and Shawnee Lee Scott (Will Perdue); five grandchildren Rylee, Braxtyn, Ryatt, Karson and Willow; his mother Gerry Scott; one sister Cynthia Scott; Michael and Michaela Kuk; several cousins, nieces, family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his dad Jim Scott Sr.; one brother Jerry Scott; Father-in-law Merle Overturf and mother-in-law Judy Overturf.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Visitation will be Friday, December 15, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Interment will be private under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.