Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Obituaries

March 15, 2013

Lloyd Edward “Barney” Scott, 85

Greensburg — Lloyd Edward “Barney” Scott, 85, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Schneck Medical Center.

Born June 25, 1927, in New Albany, he was the son of Lloyd M. and Alice Scott. On Jan. 31, 1953 in Madison, he married Marguerite Sousley who survives. Other family members he leaves behind are his children Alice (John) Laskowski, Gregg (LuAnn) Scott, Ellen (Kenneth) Gauck, brothers Roy “Sonny” Scott, Charles “Butch” Scott, sister Rhoda “Cissy” Hedge, grandchildren Beau Scott, Brooks Scott, Allyson Spuller,

Drew Spuller, Scott Laskowski, Kim Laskowski, Samantha (Kane) Grote, Hannah Gauck, Nicholas Gauck, and great grandchildren Ellie Jane and C.J.

He is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Fred Sousley, and mother-in-law Agnes Sousley.

Barney was a 1946 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and a star athlete in three sports: football, basketball, and baseball. He participated on the 1944-1945 Jeff High Basketball team. During the regular season he helped the team defeat the eventual Indiana (Evansville Bosse) and Kentucky (Louisville Male) state basketball champions. It was a sports feat that likely will never be matched.

He was a 1951 graduate of Hanover College where he also played basketball, baseball, and football. In basketball, he was a four-year starter and two-year team captain. He was a US Army veteran serving two stints for his country.

Barney earned his Masters Degree from Indiana University. After that he started his teaching and coaching career in Hagerstown, from 1954 to 1958. From there he went to Jasper High School from 1959 to 1961 and

finally to Seymour High School from 1961 to 1988.

During his educational career he taught Business, Indiana History, Accounting, Physical Education and Health. He coached football, baseball, golf, track, and most notably basketball during his 20-year coaching

career. During that time, his basketball teams won 11 sectionals, six regionals, and advanced to the final game of the semi-state five times. His career was highlighted by the 1969-1970 team that went 25-1. He received coach of the year honors in three different conferences during his coaching career.

In 1970, while he was athletic director he was instrumental in the building of the new Seymour High School Gymnasium; still considered one of the largest high school gyms in the United States and one of the best multi-functional gyms in Indiana. In 1971, Barney was inducted as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary All-State High School Basketball Team.

In 1974 he retired as head basketball coach at Seymour High School with a record in the last five years of 106 wins and 20 losses. His 20-year overall record as head coach was 334 wins and 153 losses.

He served as President of the Indiana High School Athletic Directors Association in 1974-1975, and in 1976 was awarded the “Outstanding Service Award” by the Indiana High School Athletic Association for a Lifetime of Dedication to Athletics.

In 1981 he was inducted as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. From 1983-1986 he was President of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. During his tenure he was involved in the beginning of the

building of the new Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. Barney was a member of the Board of Directors and Director Emeritus of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame until the time of his death. He also

served as the American Cancer Society Crusade Chairman. He was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 1984 by Governor Martha Layne Collins of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and received the Sagamore of the

Wabash in 1991 from Governor Evan Bayh for his humanity in living, his loyalty in friendship, his wisdom in council and his inspiration in leadership. In 1988, he was co-founder and charter member of Seymour

Sports Club. Also in 1988 the Seymour High School Gym was renamed Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium in his honor.

He was named as a member of the First Induction Class to the Hanover College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. After retiring from coaching in 1974, he continued as Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Seymour High School. Soon after this, he became the Assistant Superintendent of Seymour Schools and Business Manager until retiring in 1988.

In retirement he and his wife, Marguerite, traveled all over the United States. Barney was a loving husband to his wife, loving father and grandfather to his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed watching them in all of their activities. Though retired Barney continued to be an avid supporter of Seymour High School and Indiana University Athletics and Indiana High School Basketball, but was never a fan of the class basketball format instituted in 1997-1998.

He and Marguerite enjoyed going to various activities and out to eat with friends on a regular basis. He remained an avid reader throughout his life and was one of the library’s best patrons. He was also an avid golfer and had three holes in one during his lifetime. Barney remained an active member of the First United Methodist Church until his passing.

A Life Celebration Service will be held at the Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. with a flag presentation by the veterans.

Friends may call at the Gymnasium on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the Gymnasium from 5:00 PM until time of service.

There will be a Masonic Service at the Gymnasium on Monday at 3:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be written for the Scholarship Fund of Barney and Marguerite Scott through Jackson County Bank.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff of Tri-County Crematory, Seymour, owned and operated by Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

 

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