Rodney Scott, 74, of Pocatello – formerly of Pleasant View, Idaho, passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, 2009, with family at his side.
Rodney was born on August 1,1934 in Malad, Idaho, the ninth child inn a family of 10 children. His parents were George Milton Scott and Naomi Roderick Scott. Rod graduated from Malad High School and Idaho State College. He worked for Standard Oil Company (Chevron) and Gulf Oil as a salesman, a station manager, a trainer, and a district manager.
He worked many years for and with his brothers and father in Scott’s Service in Pleasant View. He gave up the service station business and went to work selling farm equipment for his brother, Khalil, who still owns and runs Scott’s Service.
He enjoyed sales and went to Reno, Nevada, to sell mobile homes for Duane South and later repaired gaming machines. He returned to Pocatello in June of 1992. He worked various jobs, including the Idaho State Journal, and the U.S. Forest Service until ill health forced him to retire.
Rod married Carol J. Binnall, November 21, 1953, in Salt Lake City. They had three sons and one daughter. They later divorced.
Rodney is survived by his four children, Mike (Polly) Scott, Sue (Bruce) Wanner, Jeff (Cindy) Scott, and Craig Larson. He leaves seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, George Scott, Sandy, Utah, and Khalil (Patsy) Scott, and sisters Joesphine May, Lila (Bill) Moss, all of Malad, and Laura (Clell) Bennett, Pocatello. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother (Larry), three sisters, infant twin sisters, Ella and Vella, and Althea.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Highland Hills, the staff from Creekside Hospice and especially Dr. LaVon Mills for their compassion, their loving care and concern during Rod’s declining health.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. in the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad. Friends may visit with the Scott family on Saturday at the funeral home prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Internment will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Condolences to the Scott family may be sent to www.Horsleyfuneralhome.com.