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Jacob Isaac "Jake" Scott

Jacob Isaac "Jake" Scott
  • December 23, 1980 - February 14, 2020
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Trust to Benefit Marissa N. Scott EducationalTrust Fund
    c/o Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home
    9170 East D Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083

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1 of 37 | Posted by: Richard Myers - Kalamazoo, MI

“Jeff, Peggy, and family, I can only imagine what you are going through right now and I want you to know that all of my positive energy is directed...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Ian Beaton - Portage, MI - Friend

“We are saddened to hear of your loss. Jake was a special young man and a friend of the family for many years. I am so sorry for what you are going...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Laurie Foster - Charlotte, NC

“How does one fill the void of losing such a young man, father , and child! No words can express the sorrow I feel for you and Peggy! May God heal...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Pat Jurhs - galesburg, MI

“Dear Peggy and Jeff,John and I can feel your pain, sorrow and broken hearts at the loss of Jake. We pray for Marissa at the loss of her daddy and...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: John and Vickie Legel - MI

“I only got to know Jake for a little while but from the day we met he felt like an old friend. Jake would do anything for you and he would always do...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: eric nelson - Richland, MI

“Dear Peg and Jeff,Words can not express the pain and sorrow John and I feel with your loss of Jake. We know how much Marissa will miss her daddy and...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: John and Vickie Legel - MI

“I only had the pleasure of knowing Jake recently and am a better person for having done so. His true spirit was ignited every time he spoke of his...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Lee Jennings - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Jeff and Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your son Jake. Prayers for you and your family.Tom Hazard ”
9 of 37 | Posted by: Tom Hazard - Springfield, MI

“Dear Peg and Jeff we are so sorry to hear about Jake. We feel your pain. You are in our prayers.Love Sherry and RogerSherr ”
10 of 37 | Posted by: Sherry Gilchrist - Schoolcraft

“My heart aches deeply for Jakes parents brother family close friends and especially for Marissa. There are no words to express this sadness and...Read More »
11 of 37 | Posted by: Joni Walsh - Marshall, MI

“Since high school we had been getting together as friends and seeing the new Star Wars and catching up, for most of them, the topic of conversation...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: Tim Simpson - Richland, MI

“Jeff and Peggy, we are so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
13 of 37 | Posted by: Dick and Jeanie MacPherson

“Jeff & Peggy, So Sorry to hear about Jake's passing - Way to young to lose a Son - thoughts and prayers to you and your family ”
14 of 37 | Posted by: Al Zuidweg - Kalamazoo, MI

“Jeff I was so sorry to read of the loss of your son my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grieving. ”
15 of 37 | Posted by: John Lebiecki - Kalamazoo, MI

“Jeff and Peggy, So very sorry and saddened to hear of Jake's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
16 of 37 | Posted by: Randy Archambault - Kalamazoo, MI

“One of the few but memorable times I saw Jake was during the Richland 4th of July parade. He was representing the Village as a Board member, riding...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Stevie and Rob Brinkerhoff - MI

“I only knew Jake's name from hearing Jeff talk about his sons at Pfizer. Jeff was my trainer. So sorry to hear this tragic news. Prayers for Jeff,...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Tim Jackson - Sequim, WA

“Jeff and Peggy, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: Brian and Darlene Root - MI

“I cannot even express the sadness I feel for your entire family and especially for M. Our hearts are broken. Jake had the best smile, amazing blue...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Carrie Eldred - Galesburg, MI

“Peggy,Jeff and Jared. We are shocked and saddened to hear about Jake. We have so many memories of your family living across the street from us when...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: A friend

“My very deepest condolences to your family, may God bring comfort and healing in this difficult times. ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: Jacob Van Mantgem - Kalamazoo, MI

“We are sorry and saddened to hear about Jake's passing. From the time we first met, him when Jeff and Jake started pre-school together, we loved his...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: Rick and Erin Sedlak - Vicksburg, MI

“My heartfelt prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: Vivian Kovacs - Kalamazoo, MI

“Jeff, Peggy & Family so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. ”
25 of 37 | Posted by: Brian Arehart - Plainwell, MI

“I'm saddened to hear of Jake's loss, and our family sends prayers to all who are grieving. I'll never forget Jake from around the neighborhood, or on...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Brad Fuzak - Holland, MI - Friend

“I was so terribly saddened to hear of Jake's passing! It definitely sparked a fond visit down memory lane...the good ole days of high school and...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Caitie Kamerman - Washington, DC

“Jake was such a special person whom I liked so much. I'm so saddened by this band my deepest condolences to his family. Life is too short and he...Read More »
28 of 37 | Posted by: Rob Mason - Augusta, MI - Friend

“I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear son, father uncle, my friend. We all loved him, enjoyed working at Lowe's with him, meeting his...Read More »
29 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Franks - Houghton Lake, MI

“Dear Peggy, Jeff and Jared- We are also 7th to peer of this terrible loss. Jake was always so sweet and had the best smile. And can imagine your...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Laurie (Newhouse) Foster - NC

“I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear son, father uncle, my friend. We all loved him, enjoyed working at Lowe's with him, meeting his...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Franks - Houghton Lake, MI

“I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear son, father uncle, my friend. We all loved him, enjoyed working at Lowe's with him, meeting his...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Ruth Franks - Houghton Lake, MI

“Jake was truly a great friend. He was always positive and willing to help with anything. I also remember how much he loved M and would go on and on...Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Jordan Bartow - Kalamazoo, MI

“Kathy and I are traveling in S.C. but wanted to express our sincere condolences. We will always remember Jake as a wonderful son, friend, classmate...Read More »
34 of 37 | Posted by: Bill & Kathy Simpson - MI

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all. ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Mardi White - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of Jakes passing. He was truly one of the good guys coming out of school. Great kid and very respected. The Throop's are...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Marc Throop - Northport, AL

“The few times that I was able to work with Jake were always a pleasure. He was a friendly and kind spirited person that made him very easy to enjoy....Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Adam Dintaman - Richland, MI


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Jacob Isaac "Jake" Scott of Kalamazoo, MI

Jacob, age 39, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at his residence.

Jacob, the son of Jeffrey F. and Peggy O. (Oakes) Scott, was born in Kalamazoo on December 23, 1980. He was a lifetime Richland area resident and graduated with honors from Gull Lake High School in 1999. He was an excellent athlete and was a stand out on his high school baseball and soccer teams. He was an exceptional baseball pitcher and played college baseball for the University of Arkansas Little Rock and Grand Valley State University. He later transferred to Western Michigan University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

In 2005, he was blessed with the birth of his daughter, Marissa Nicole Scott, who survives him. Jake and Marissa had a bond and love for each other that was beyond words. Jake treasured and loved his daughter, she was his whole world. He was involved in every aspect of her life, including coaching all of her sports teams.

Jake is also survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Peggy (Oakes) Scott of Galesburg, MI; a brother, Jared A. (Kimberly) Scott of Geneva, IL; and his paternal grandmother, Shirley Scott of Three Rivers, MI. Jake was preceded in death by his sister, Vanessa L. Scott, as well as his maternal grandparents, K. Charles Oakes and Wioma Boss and paternal grandfather, Gerald Scott

Jake's family will greet friends and family on Sunday, February 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). The Funeral Service to celebrate Jake's life will be held on Monday, February 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 8047 Church Street, Richland, MI 49083 with the Rev. Dr. Mark W. Jennings, Pastor, officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church immediately following the Service.

There will be a private interment the following day for the family at the Schoolcraft (MI) Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jake's honor may be made payable to the "Trust for the Benefit of Marissa N. Scott" Educational Trust Fund, and mailed to the Farley Estes Dowdle funeral home or in person at the visitation.

Due to family health issues, kindly please turn cell phones off and refrain from wearing perfume at the visitation and funeral.