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Age 78, of Grand Blanc, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021, at home with his family by his side. A private graveside service will take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Expressions of sympathy and memorial contributions to the American Legion Grand Blanc Post #413 may be considered by visiting Bill's tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Bill was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 11, 1942, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lee and Victoria Scott. After high school, heeding the call of duty, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy on June 29, 1959, in Wichita, Kansas. Seaman William Richard Scott proudly served his country for over three years on the USS Shangri La, and USS Constellation until receiving his honorable discharge on May 6, 1963. Upon returning to civilian life, Bill would begin working for General Motors throughout the Lansing and Flint areas; retiring as a supervisor after 33-years of service. While working, at General Motors, he earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University in multiple discipline pre-law, graduating with the Class of 1976. He met and married the love of his life, Karen Ault on November 17, 1984, in Lansing, at the MSU Chapel. Bill was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus; he enjoyed history and politics.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Karen Scott; two sons: William Lee (Linda Barrett) Scott, II, and Charles Robert Scott; his brother, Gerald "Jerry" (Wilma Jean) Scott; and other family members and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Ricky Scott.