O. Lee Scott 1924 - 2006 Lawrence
Memorial services for O. Lee Scott, 82, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Private military burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Scott died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.He was born March 16, 1924, in Turley, Okla., the son of Orley L. and Viola Pearl Allen Scott. He had lived in Lawrence since 1969.Mr. Scott served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a sergeant in Company D, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne. He jumped on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in France and in September 1944 in Holland, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. He helped liberate a concentration camp and participated in the capture of Berchtesgaden.He attended baker's school in Oklahoma and became the founder and owner of Carol Lee Products in 1970.Mr. Scott was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14.He married Agnes Janssen on Nov. 29, 1952, in Holyrood. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include three daughters, Debra Kerr and husband Scott, Lincoln, Neb., Rebecca Ricketts and husband Timothy, Ottawa, and Lisa Fredrickson and husband Kevin, Lawrence; two sons, David Scott and wife Rhonda, Lawrence, and William Scott, Westwood; two brothers, Dick Scott, Tulsa, Okla., and Bill Scott, Kimberly City, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Lehmen, Claremore, Okla., and Audrey Young, Yuma, Ariz.; and 13 grandchildren, Katrina, Bethany, Amanda, Emily, Laura, Abigail, Derek, Daniel, John, Marc, Matthew, David and James. Mr. Scott was preceded in death by four brothers, Orville, Jack, Max and Robert Scott; and two sisters, Helen Benson and Loretta Group.The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation or Douglas County Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Scott.