Jacques W. Scott, 88, of Bethany, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, July 10, at McKinley Court in Decatur. Funeral services have been held with Military Rites by the Bethany American Legion Post #507.
Mr. Scott was born on April 22, 1922, in Decatur, the son of A. Jay and Clydia Jay (Heiland) Scott. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He served in the 2nd Army in the China-Burma-India Theater. He served from October 1942 to February 1946 and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. He married Leola Jane McCarty June 29, 1958, in Bethany.
He graduated from the Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, Charleston in 1947, and the University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign in 1951. He practiced law in Bethany until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bethany. He was also a member of the Bethany American Legion Post #507.
He is survived by his wife Leola; daughter, Mary Kay Scott and husband James Meehan of Kildeer, and son, Jay Scott and wife Judy of Decatur; grandchildren, Nathan, Emily, Meghan, Mackenzie, Andrew and Luke.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Both his daughter and son are practicing attorneys and also graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law. Mary Kay Scott is a shareholder with the Chicago law firm of Brenner, Ford, Monroe & Scott, Ltd., and Jay Scott is the First Assistant State’s Attorney with the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office in Decatur.