Christopher Francis Scott
Christopher Francis Scott
  • November 15, 1980 - July 23, 2017
  • Smithville, Missouri

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Christopher Francis Scott, 36, of Smithville, Missouri, was called to his eternal home unexpectedly Sunday, July 23, 2017, after a tragic motorcycle accident.

Beloved son of Frank and Guila Scott, Chris was born November 15, 1980, in Kansas City, Missouri. A 1999 graduate of Oak Park High School, Chris went on to attend college at Maple Woods Community College and spent time following school with friends in Durango, Colorado.

Chris joined the Ford Motor Company family in 1999. He served many roles, including Forklift Driver and Alternate Committeeman (MP&L), and cherished his duty as a member of the Emergency Response Team, which recently took him to New York City to represent Ford Motor Company in the Firefighter’s Challenge. Chris was also a founding member of the UAW Local 249 Motorcycle Committee, which is committed to community projects throughout the metropolitan area. Chris’s participation was an opportunity to involve his two young sons, teaching them the importance of being dependable and helping others in need. Nothing meant more to him than his two sons, and he delighted in watching them as they experienced adventures together. Chris was an amazing father.

Chris had a smile that could light up a room and an enthusiasm for life that touched so many. He had an unwavering dedication to his family and friends. Chris was generous, strong, dependable and kind; an example to all those fortunate enough to know him. Chris enjoyed hunting and fishing at the family farm, spending quality time with family and friends, sharing laughs and stories, serving delicious home cooked meals, and lending a hand to anyone in need. No matter what the circumstance, Chris was always there. Always. Chris allowed his actions to speak for themselves, remaining humble and happy to serve others.

Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Edward Jahu Collins, his paternal grandparents Francis Xavier Scott, Sr. and Mary Patricia Downey Scott, and his uncle Leo Andrew Scott.

Chris is survived by his two young sons, Keehan Xavier Scott and Hayden Patrick Scott, who he loved more than life itself; his parents Frank and Guila Scott of Smithville; his sister Erinn Scott Brown and husband Ted, nephew and godson Leo Brown, and niece Scarlett Brown of Monterey, California; maternal grandmother Joyce Shaw; a huge clan of aunts, uncles, cousins, and amazing friends; and his Ford Family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N.E. Antioch Road, Gladstone, Missouri. A funeral Mass will take place on Friday, July 28, at 1 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 N.E. Shady Lane Drive, Kansas City.

In lieu of flowers, the Scott family requests donations be made to the Chris Scott Memorial Fund to support community service through the UAW Local 249 Motorcycle Committee. Please make checks payable to UAW Local 249, highlighting Chris’s name in the memo section, and send to: Chris Scott Memorial Fund C/O UAW Local 249, 8040 NE 69 Hwy, Pleasant Valley, MO 64068.