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Tony Scott

July 19, 1966 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 55)


Tony Russell Scott of Burlington, IA, passed away of natural causes on Monday, January 3rd, 2022, at the age of 55. Tony was born in Burlington, Iowa to mother Linda Wasson and father Virgil (Marty) Scott. 

Tony had a one of a kind heart and soul. You never knew what he was going to do or say, there was never a dull moment with him.  If he didn’t joke with you, he probably didn’t like you. Family was always a priority for him. He would dress up as the Easter bunny, he would take us kids to all kinds of different holiday events, sporting events, and he was very crafty.  Dad taught us how to make chess pieces and duct tape roses. The Holidays were very important to him, making sure family was together. He would also keep his Christmas tree up year round to bring him and everyone who saw it joy. He would make sure that us kids always had a birthday to remember. Even up til the end he made sure that his family was going to be okay. 

Tony wanted to get the best out of his last moments leading up to his death. He was always trying to get us kids to take him somewhere, weather it be to a play, to the movies, or just to the store. I’m sure he just wanted an excuse to see us and get out of the house. He would travel to anywhere he could. He enjoyed watching movies and things like horror movies, reality TV shows, and travelocity. When dad did travel he had to travel with his gnome, He visited almost all of the freedom rocks. He enjoyed going to comicon and the funny bone to meet celebrities like 50cent, William Shatner, John Witherspoon, Michael Rooker, Dean Cain, Red Green, Lou Ferrigno, David Tennant, James Masters, and Kane Hodder. Dad would always tell us to make sure we take pictures, he would take pictures of everything. Tony had a grand sense of humor and always kept us on our toes. He would try to escape from the Hospital at times when he couldn’t have pepsi, trying to convince one of us to pick him up.  Tony was stubborn and could hold a grudge, however he did slowly start to make amends over time. Tony was also ordained. 

There wasn’t a day that went by that we didn’t get a call from Dad telling us to bring his grand kids over. His greatest accomplishments in life is the way his kids turned out. He will always be haunting us, I mean with us. 

Tony is survived by his wife Lori, His children Anthony, Toni, James, Max, Anna, Jon, Melissa, and Crystal. His grand children Xander, Michael, Noah and Aiden.  His Mother Linda, His Father Virgil(Marty) and Mother in Law Andrea, His siblings Rich, Tracie, Leslie, Adam, Christina, Pat, Randy Ellsworth, James D., Wendy, Sherri, Mitzy, and Gary and by his Uncle Gary Moore, along with all his nieces and nephews. Tony is proceeded in death by his daughter Angel, grandmother Katheran, grandparents Dorothy and Clarence, Mother Phylis, and brother Greg D.

Tony Scott’s family welcomes you to join them for a Celebration of Life of Tony Scott service, on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 3 pm to 7 pm. The service will be at The Tavern located at 1755 50th St. West Des Moines, Iowa 50266. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. 

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