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.