‘Scotty’ Scott

Obituaries

November 4, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Former Iola resident Richard L. “Scotty” Scott, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, after a long illness. Born in Yates Center, he was a longtime resident of Bartlesville, Okla.
He received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Pittsburgh State University with time out for two tours of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. He moved to Bartlesville in 1954 to work as a research chemist for Phillips Petroleum Company. During his 31-year career with Phillips, he obtained patents on many of his inventions related to the design and development of automated analytical instruments and was best known for his breakthrough in microanalysis of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur by creating the CHNS Analyzer.
He is survived by his wife, Athriana, two children, Stuart and Pamela, five grandchildren, a brother, Robert, Iola, and two sisters, Anita Baker, Iola, and Wanda Nordt, Humboldt, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Wednesday in Summit View Cemetery in Guthrle, Okla. The Rev. Brad Swygard of Grace Baptist Church officiated.
Memorials may be made to Glenhaven Youth Ranch, 748 Glenhaven Rd., Plainview, AR 72857 or American Christian School, 396980 W. 2400 Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006.

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