Lynn William Scoles, 77, of Raytown, MO passed away November 17, 2019 at Research Medical Center surrounded by friends and family. Visitation will be Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10-11am and services at 11am at Langsford Funeral Home.
Lynn was born May 19, 1942 in Independence, MO and was a longtime resident of Raytown, MO. He was married to Connie for 25 years. He loved her to the fullest; she would also say the same. You would very rarely find the two of them apart. He loved his family; he raised his son and daughter to be respectful hard-working adults. Throughout their childhood they were right beside him helping take care of his business.
Lynn bought his first Dump truck in 1966. This started his 43-year career in the trucking business. In his early years he drove for a few local companies and then he started Lynn Scoles Trucking. He drove over a million miles throughout his lifetime and had multiple employees, this was his true passion. The journey brought him many lifelong trucking buddies. He was a true icon. Lynn left a lifetime of memories and stories to be told with his trucking family. If there was one common thing that each one of them would say it would be “Lynn Scoles was one of kind”. Even though he has been retired for several years, he still made his morning dispatch calls to several of his buddies making sure they were still on track and doing it the Lynn Scoles way.
After retiring, he was able to start enjoying his grandchildren. They were the apple of his eye. Their ages range from adult to infant, so he had a wide variety to chose from. Each one of them had a nickname that grandpa had given them. He enjoyed watching the little ones grow and the older ones got to be a part of his trucking legacy. They would all say, “If we want to see grandpa, we had to go polish chrome or hang out on a bucket watching him work”. He would take time out to smoke something or grill, and grandma would prepare the rest. Meals together with the kids were a big highlight for him. He touched many lives, was loved dearly, and will be deeply missed.
Lynn is preceded in death by his parents, Glen Scoles and Betty Kempf; and sister, Betty Jo Davis. Survivors include his wife, Connie Scoles; sister, Peggy Wittenberg; son, Tielor (Jennifer) Scoles; daughter, Kelly (Larry) Cowan; step-daughters, Kelly Francis and Stephanie (Kenny) Miller; twelve grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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Thoughts & Prayers to Connie and the Family. Lynn loved everyone so much and what you saw was what you got with Lynn. He will truly be missed by so many he was one of a kind.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family…so sorry for your loss.
I was sorry to hear about Lynn’s passing. We had so many memories at the lake. Lynn could tell stories and I never thought my cheeks would quit hurting laughing with him! Connie, Kelly, & Tielor you are in my thoughts & prayers.
My heart hurts along with yours, as the reality of our loss sinks in. Lynn and I grew up together with tons of shared adventures along the way. We were born just weeks apart! What precious memories and belly laughs come to mind. Am sending lots of love across the miles, as I share in these difficult moments with you. Hope you can feel some comfort from those of us who are holding you in our hearts. Love ya
Our Dads were best friends. Stories were told of their ornery antics. Lynn got an extra helping of that gene. My Dad used to say that they only saw the inside of Lynn’s mouth for his first year. Lynn saved me from drowning and never let me forget it. He also helped teach me to water ski. We made so many memories with our families especially at the Lake. Although his vocabulary could sometimes shock you, that was just Lynn. He always had us in stitches. He had a heart of gold. There will be such a void in our lives. I can picture him in heaven having all the angels laughing. You’ll recognize him. He’s the one with the crooked halo.
Connie, So sorry for your loss, Lynn will be greatly missed. We would be there but we are in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.