James

May 3, 1981 ~ May 10, 2021

Born in: Louisville, KY
Resided in: Horse Branch, KY

James Paul Scott “J.P.”, age 40 of Horse Branch, passed away Monday, May 10th 2021 at his residence. He was born May 3rd 1981 in Louisville, KY, the son of Paul Lee Scott & Diane Gail Cecil Scott. He was a 1999 graduate of Breckinridge County High School. Following graduation he joined the United States Marine Corp serving on active duty until 2002, he finished up his service in the Marine Reserves and Army National Guard in 2018. J.P. enjoyed driving tractors, working in the garden, being out in the country, and talking about world news with his mom. He was also a member of the Rosine Volunteer Fire Department. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Christina McGibney Scott; his two children, Christopher Scott (Lacey Sanchez) & Natalie Scott; his step-son, Caden McGibney; his parents, Diane & Paul Scott; his brother, Daniel Scott; his sister, Megan Cockerel; his niece, Olivia Cockerel; and his grandmother, Bernice Cecil.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15th 2021 at the Caneyville Memorial Chapel. He will be laid to rest in the Hopewell Cemetery in Horse Branch. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 14th 2021 and from 9:00 a.. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Family and Friends who wish to honor and remember J.P. in person at the visitation or funeral are required to wear a mask while in the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance. New CDC guidelines state that those who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask.

Caneyville Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Scott. Share your messages of condolence with the family of J.P. Scott and sign his virtual guestbook below.

Services

Visitation: May 14, 2021 4:00 pm - May 14, 2021 8:00 pm

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


https://www.caneyvillememorial.com

Visitation: May 15, 2021 9:00 am - May 15, 2021 11:00 am

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


https://www.caneyvillememorial.com

Funeral: May 15, 2021 11:00 am

Caneyville Memorial Chapel
201 East Maple Street P.O. Box 62
Caneyville, KY 42721


https://www.caneyvillememorial.com

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  1. Lo, there do I see my father.
    Lo, there do I see my mother,
    and my sisters, and my brothers.
    Lo, there do I see the line of my people,
    Back to the beginning!
    Lo, they do call to me.
    They bid me take my place among them,
    In the halls of Valhalla!
    Where the brave may live forever!

    Rest easy, brother

    • Diane and family, know that I am thinking of you and grieving with you, my heartfelt prayers to your family.

  2. I can not imagine the pain your family is feeling during this heartbreaking time. Praying for comfort and peace for the entire family.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss sergeant Scott was a outstanding solider and mentor. I remember my first drill in the national guard he was the first person to talk to me as a young kid coming to a place I barely new with people I never seen it was shocking. The whole weekend he hung out with me let me eat chow with him. Talked to me like a regular guy, I was scared to death just coming out of basic. I just wanted to let the family know I always appreciated that meant a lot a NCO coming up to a young private making me feel like it really was a family. I’m so very sorry for your loss he was great guy.

  4. So very sorry for your loss! Ive known J.P. Since I was 15 years old he was a great guy! He’d still check in out of the blue just to see how I was doing and how my kids and all were. He was a good friend and you’d never meet anyone else like him for sure. Prayers to his family for peace and healing!

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