Joseph Mitchell Scott, Jr.
Funeral Time: Friday, July 8th at 10:00AM
Scott, Joseph Mitchell Jr., 69, former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, died July 5, 2016. The son of the late Joseph Mitchell Scott and Marjorie Rush Scott, he was born September 1, 1946 in Lexington. He graduated from Lexington Catholic High School in 1964, the University of Notre Dame in 1968 with an accounting degree, and the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1972. He joined Stoll, Keenon & Park in 1972, where he created and headed the firmís bankruptcy practice. He left to become the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky in 1999, serving as Chief Judge for 10 years, from 2001-2011. After retiring from the bench, he rejoined Stoll, Keenon Ogden in 2012. Prior to his law practice, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve in 1968 and taught accounting at the University of Kentucky from 1968-1971. He formerly owned the Chevy Chase Inn, was an avid handicapper, and was known and admired for his quick wit, extensive knowledge, sound judgment and unparalleled sense of humor. He was devoted to his family and traveled widely with his wife and daughters. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Thompson Scott; daughters, Rush Scott Ray (Kyle) of Lexington and Jane Mitchell Scott (Ghuffran Ali) of Cincinnati; one granddaughter, Maryanne Scott Ray; sisters, Susan Scott Coughlin (Joseph E.) of Kenilworth, IL and Anne Scott Dadds (Harry) of Georgetown; brothers, John Geary Scott (Lynn McComas) of Lexington and Richard Campbell Scott (Anne) of Northville, MI; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many longtime friends. Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at St. Paulís Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kerr Brothers-Harrodsburg Road. The pallbearers will be James R. Boyd, C. Timothy Cone, John G. Irvin, Gregory R. Scott, Albert E. Southwood and Frank L. Wilford. The family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr, Lexington, KY 40504, St. Paul Catholic Church, 501 W. Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 or the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org in lieu of flowers.