Commander (Ret) David Scott, McGregor, Iowa, January 13, 2023.

Commander (Ret) David Scott, 85 of McGregor, Iowa passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023.

He was a great man with an even bigger soul. His first love of 63 years was his wife, Carolyn followed by his love of flying.  He spent 22 years flying military helicopters, 6 years in the Army and 16 years in the Coast Guard.  He received numerous awards and commendations including a Purple Heart, 3 Distinguished Flying Cross, and over 15 Air Medals.David had a dry sense of humor, but, as you got to know him, he would talk about his career. David loved listening to New Orleans jazz, wood working, carving, riding his recumbent tricycle, tasting all his different Scotch and Bourbons, and being with friends.

David is survived by his wife, Carolyn; three children, Joan Sokol, Deborah and Matthew; two grandchildren, Jeremy (Victoria) Sokol and Adam (Amanda) Sokol; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Adelaide, Baine, Henry, and Addison and his two brothers, Herbert (Sybil) Scott and Fred (Susan) Scott.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hazel (Wilson) Scott and son-in-law, William “Billy’ Sokol.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday January 21, 2023 at First Congregational Church, 429 Main Street in Mc Gregor, Iowa, where you may visit with the family from 9:00 am until time of service.

Inurnment will take place directly after the service e at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite local charity.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family with services.

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