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Jonathan "Jon" Alexander Scott

Jonathan "Jon" Alexander Scott
  • January 18, 1969 - April 23, 2020
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Family & Child Services
    1608 Lake Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001

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“So very sorry for your family's loss. Cherish the times spent together. Much love to you. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Connors - Galesburg, MI

“We are so sorry to hear of this loss. Jon will be greatly missed. Jon and Starla were 2 of the first people we met when our daughters were in...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Marsha Costales - Portage, MI

“I am deeply saddened to hear this news. My condolences to Starla and the kids. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Misty Chadderdon - Portage, MI

“My deepest condolences. Healing prayers and thoughts for you all. I have many found memories of Jon and will remember him kindly. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Emily Anglin - Richland, MI

“Dear Family,Our deepest sympathy on your profound loss. Jon and all of you are a great supporter of the Hospitality House. We just want to say...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Markusse Paget of the Hospital Hospitality House of SW Michigan - MI

“Scott family so sorry for the loss of your loved one. He is loved and his light will always be looking out for you. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Chris Warner (Chambers) - MI

“I am so sorry to hear of Jon's passing for your family and work family. Jon was always humble, friendly to everyone and made time to make everyone...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Marti Lillie - Kalamazoo, MI

“My deepest condolences go out to you all during this hard time!! ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Melinda StClair (Blanchard) - MI

“I had Jon in the middle school as his social studies teacher. Jon always brought a lot of energy into the classroom. With that he was a wonderful...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Dave Mayer - Kalamazoo, MI

“Starla, My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time words cannot say how I best of prayer to you and your family. I am...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Alecia (Lee) Passow - Diamond Bar, CA

“My deepest condolences to the family. It has been an honor to serve on the School Board with Jon. His insight, compassion, creativity, sensitivity,...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jeff Brown - Richland, MI

“We are so sad to hear of Jon's passing. Our hearts go out to you and the family. You're in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Barb and Rob McKay - Scottsdale, AZ

“Dear Betsie & Charlie,Sue & I extend our deepest sympathy at Jon's passing. What a shocker! We knew Jon through our friendship with Bob & Eleanor...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bruce & Sue Rank - Kalamazoo, MI

“I am so sorry to hear this about John. Our hearts go out to you and the family. I am keeping you in my prayers and thoughts ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Ronda Porter - Wakarusa, IN

“I am so sorry to hear of mins passing.My deepest condolences and prayers to Starla and his family. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Bodnar - Portage, MI

“I am so sad to hear of this news. My memories of Jon (and his family) are very old -- over 30 years -- but they never go away. He was smart, funny,...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Amy Jakober (Cooper) - CO

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Jonathan "Jon" Alexander Scott of Richland, MI

Jon was born January 18th, 1969 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the age of 51. Surviving members of his family are parents Charles and Bestie Scott, wife Starla Scott (Wank) with three children Alex, Megan and Gabe Scott, brothers Steve (Heidi) Scott and Rob (Lindsay) Scott. Extended family surviving is his Uncle Floyd Scott, and Uncle James (Debbie) Scott with cousins Ashleigh and Kasey. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Darl and Letha Scott and Robert and Eleanor Peckham, Aunt Mary Scott and cousin Sam. Jon was the president and co-owner of the family business Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort. Jon graduated from Gull Lake High School in 1987, then continued a quest of higher education with two degrees from Michigan State University, a master's from Western Michigan University, and Juris Doctor Degree from Cooley Law School. Jon was an active member of the community serving as Vice President of Gull Lake Community School Board and Vice President of Michigan Golf Course Association. His former commitments to the community had included being a Ross Township Trustee, board member of the Parks Committee supporting the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, and board member of Family & Children Services.

Jon's family and his many friends will miss Jon deeply and remember him dearly. Jon passionately promoted golf and related businesses at the local, state, national, and international levels, and he did so with a humanitarian focus that is praiseworthy. Jon ran his businesses with the goal of improving the lives of everyone they affected, including his employees, customers, business associates, and members of the community. Jon made Southwest Michigan a better place; it is lessened by his passage

The Memorial Service to celebrate Jon's life will be held on Sunday, July 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Stoatin Brae Golf Club, 15579 East Augusta Drive, Augusta, MI 49012. The service will be LiveStreamed and those wishing to view may visit & and/or like & follow the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook page where it will also appear live. His family asks those who wish to commemorate Jon to contribute to organizations that he whole-heartedly supported, such as the Gull Lake Community School Foundation ( or Family & Children Services (, or to similar organizations in their communities. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269629-6022) is assisting Jon's family.