Scott F. James


Scott Francis James, 60, of Belton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9th at Belton Christian Church, 409 Airway Lane, Belton, MO 64012.


Scott was born September 26, 1957, in Smithland, Iowa, the son of Kenneth Francis and Patricia Louise (Mc Donald) James.  He spent his midwestern childhood with his sisters Jill, Amy and brother Steve.  He graduated from Westwood High School in May of 1974.  From a young age, Scott grew an affinity for learning and a fascination for engineering. Most of his hobbies included his passion for understanding how things work.  Scott married and had his first son, Chad, shortly before moving to KC and being blessed with a second son, Michael. In later years, Scott had two more sons, Timothy and Eric.  He spent his years working on many different projects, ranging from building MAST ambulances to being VP of the Kansas City Krunch women's football team.  He volunteered with local charities and enjoyed turning strangers into family.  Scott worked hard and took pride in the strong values he instilled in his children and grandchildren, his work with the Belton Community Church and his love for seizing the moment. You could often catch his contagious smile and infectious laugh.  Scott spent time enjoying music, delicious food, and anything fast.


Amongst many friends who remain to mourn him are his granddaughter Ashley, stepdaughter Lacy and her family, newly engaged fiancé Shelly Young Miller, Laura James and many dogs he fostered.  His compassion, patience, and genuine personality was passed to us all and his light will be deeply missed. 


Arrangements:  Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO   816-690-4441



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