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Scott Townsend

Gary Scott Townsend, 53, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 20, 1970, at Whiteman Air Force Base, son of Gary R. Townsend and Marcia A. (Fricke) Perkins.

Growing up, Scott enjoyed spending time on his grandpa Fricke’s farm. He played basketball, soccer, and baseball. Some of his favorite memories were being coached by his dad in summer baseball as well as working at his father’s archery store. He also shared a love of fast cars with his mom. He was a 1988 graduate from Northwest High School in Hughesville.  He attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

On March 6, 2010, in Hughesville, he was united in marriage to Victoria Lorene (Bigger) Townsend.

Scott retired from MODot as Superintendent after 31 years of service, November 1, 2020.

He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Sedalia.  He served on the Pettis County R-V Board of Education.

His greatest accomplishments were watching his family grow and succeed in their lives. He was so proud to become a grandpa to his first grandson, Bennett Scott, who was named in his honor. When he was young, he grew a passion for farming on the family farm which continued throughout his life. Scott was a jack of all trades; he had many different hobbies.  He had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles, which he loved riding with his wife. He built many things including he and his wife’s business storefront and forever home from the ground up.  In 2021, he received his Home Inspection Certification.

He enjoyed teaching his children the skills of hunting, fishing, golfing, and archery. He also loved coaching them over the years in many different sports. Scott spent his summers with his family camping and boating at the lake. He loved working with his son, brother, and nephew at the race track. He spent many hours on the golf course with friends and family. He cherished the time he spent with loved ones.

Survivors include his wife, Victoria, of the home; four children, Clayton (Amber) Townsend of Warrensburg, Savannah Townsend of Sedalia, Michael (Mackenzie) Londene of Gardner, KS, Shelby (Campbell) Londene of Olathe, KS; father, Gary Townsend of Grain Valley, mother, Marcia (Ray) Perkins, of Cole Camp; sister, Kelly (Mike) Weathers of Hughesville; brother, Steven Townsend of Houstonia; nieces, Paige (Clayton) Johnson, Claire (Shane) Weathers, Piper Townsend, Breonna (Cade) Bigger; nephews, Jackson (Jordan) Weathers, Brock Townsend, Dustin Doty, RJ Magee; mother-in-law, Vivien Bigger, sister-in-law, Louise Bigger, brother-in-law, Robert (Floretta) Bigger.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Walter and Sarah Fricke, John Robert and Doris Townsend, and uncle, Kenneth Wayne Townsend.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 4, 2023, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, with Rev. Chris Guffey officiating. A celebration of life luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael L. Thomas, Mickey R. Thomas, Robert K. Meyer, Marcus B. Slaughter, Leslie D. Gray, and Jeffrey D. Mays.

Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cornerstone Baptist Church of Sedalia.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.
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