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David Paul "Merle" Scott

David Paul “Merle” Scott, age 65, of Mount Hermon, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was born on January 25, 1956, the son of the late Fredrick Clyde and Martha Louave (Montgomery) Scott. David was a 1974 graduate of Bradford High School in Pennsylvania and married Holly Leigh Sherman on April 4, 1986. He proudly served in The United States Air Force.

David was a very hard worker, he started working at the age of 14 at a newspaper print office in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and worked various construction jobs. He spent 18 years at Belden in Tompkinsville working, eating, and sleeping. His favorite job was his last few years working with the Smith boys of Moss, Tennessee where he learned so much and had the most fun. David had a love for motorcycles, horses, guns, bonsai trees, CB radio, hanging out with friends, eating and drinking, and watching the western channel. David loved so many people and he made friends everywhere he went and was loved by many. He was friendly, kind, generous, and always ready to drop what he was doing to help a buddy in need. He could build anything, fix it and tear it down. He could fall asleep anywhere and did. David could outeat anybody and loved working outside, planting trees, and watching them grow. He loved kids and adopted them all as well as any dog he came across.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Holly Leigh Sherman; one daughter Hailey Scott; one son, Ethan Scott; sisters, Lois Pivovarnik and husband Al, a niece, Renee Back and husband Kevin, a nephew Brian and Brittany Pivovarnik of Wayland, New York; best friends, Lonnie Dennison of Pennsylvania and Boogie Preston of Ohio and countless friends.
In respect to David’s wishes cremation was chosen, a Memorial Service will be held on ZOOM, Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. CST, Join with Meeting ID 89298895220, Meeting Passcode 262245.

Bartley & Sons Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. David Paul Scott.


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A great friend through our years in high school!
We made the decision together to go on to serve in the U.S. Air Force.
My prayers to his family and friends - esp. Lonnie D.

Dominic "Nick" Distrola - class of '74 Jan 15 2022 4:23 PM

Deepest sympathies to the family, especially his sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Al, with whom I am most familiar.

Patty Popiel Lehosky Jan 14 2022 1:53 PM

Prayers for the family 🙏

Marsha Conkin Miles Jan 11 2022 10:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Scott

Lynn Jan 8 2022 12:07 PM

Prayers to all .I will miss him long life friend .

niki case Jan 8 2022 11:59 AM

Our love to you and all the family. David was there to help us on many occasions. We look forward to much better times soon.

Gary and Sally Back Jan 7 2022 5:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Scott

Peggy Gittings Jan 7 2022 4:51 PM

Hi I'm very sorry for your lost I also recently lost my sister that new David and I have had the pleasure of talking to him on the phone I'm very sorry he sounded like a good guy

Taye sceare Jan 7 2022 4:03 PM

Sorry to hear this. I really enjoyed working with him at Belsen.

Scotty Turner Jan 7 2022 12:01 PM

Always thought David was a very sweet person
So sorry Holly for your loss and pain. I know definitely what it is.

Nancy Malacaro Jan 7 2022 11:36 AM

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