LEXINGTON, Ky. - Harry Burgoyne Scott Jr., loving husband of Vella Karrick Wise Scott, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept 16, 2013. He was the son of the late Harrie Burgoyne Scott Sr. and Julia Yarrington Scott.
After graduating from University High School in 1944, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After returning from service, he graduated from the University of KY with a degree in business in 1950 where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a commerce honorary. A third generation horseman, Mr. Scott followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Daniel W. Scott who owned Son of John, who came in third in the 1925 KY Derby.
He owned and operated Shandon Farm where he bred thoroughbred horses as well as provided boarding services for clients, including Paul Mellon, George Strawbridge, E. P. Evans, Preston Burch, Sam Rogers, and Daniel Wildenstein. In addition to running his own farm, Mr. Scott supervised the construction and development of Whileaway Farm for George M. Humphrey, the Secretary of the Treasury for President Eisenhower. In 1961, following the death of his father, he was asked to manage Faraway Farm, the home of Man O’ War and War Admiral, owned by the Walter M. Jeffords family of New York.
Mr. Scott was a charter member of Idle Hour Country Club, a member of Thoroughbred Club, The Lexington Club, Keeneland Club, Society of Colonial Wars, and The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manikin in the Colony of Virginia. He was an active member of Christ Church Cathedral where he served on the vestry.
Besides his wife of 68 years, he is survived by his daughter, Karrick Scott ”Cissy” Collins (Dick), Lexington; granddaughters Anne Karrick Scott Deetsch (Jeff), Julia Scott Drummond (Michael) all of Louisville, Emma Karrick Gambet Marquess (Don), Elizabeth Gambet Dorsett (Clay) all of Lexington, and Vella Catharine Scott Cagle (Charles) of Pasadena, CA; grandsons William Dabney Jarman III of Hickory, NC and Frederic Alexander Jarman (Brenda) of Glenwood Springs, CO, and thirteen great-grandchildren, Jackson Taylor Moore, William Karrick Moore, Jeffrey Brooks Deetsch, Clay Yarrington Moore, Olivia Rose Jarman, Harry Burgoyne Scott Deetsch, Graham Arthur Deetsch, Sage Wiley Jarman, Samuel Benjamin Drummond, Cleo Dabney Jarman, Hazel Catharine Cagle, Adrienne Marie Drummond, and Catharine Karrick Deetsch.
He was preceded in death by his son, The Right Reverend Harry Burgoyne Scott III and his brother, Daniel W. Scott II.
Pallbearers are Charles Cagle, Jeff Deetsch, Clay Dorsett, Michael Drummond, Frederic Jarman, Sean Jarman, Don Marquess, and D. Webber Scott. Honorary pallbearers are James E. Bassett III, Louis Beard, Dick Collins, Dr. James Gay, Lamar Hight, Charles Rhodes, Daniel W. Scott, III, W. Thornton Scott, and Thomas Underwood.
Services 11:00 am Thurs. at Christ Church Cathedral with The Very Reverend Carol Wade and The Reverend Joe Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Lexington Cemetery with assistance offered by The Rev. Charles K. C. Lawrence. Visitation 4-7 pm Wed. at Milward-Broadway.
Memorial donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.
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