Charles Wilson Scott, December 3, 1936 - April 7, 2023 (Good Friday)
Charles was born in Indianapolis on December 3, 1936, to Charlotte (Wilson) and Charles Alger Scott, Charlie spent his first eight years living on a farm north of Carmel. In 1944, the family moved to the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee where Charlie attended a one-room school. His mother Charlotte, an ordained Quaker minister, served as a Friends Missionary pastor, and his father Charles, also an ordained Quaker minister and missionary, instructed local farmers in agriculture and related skills.
The Scott family returned to Westfield, Indiana, in 1950, and Charlie's mother became the pastor at Westfield Friends Church. Charlie graduated from Westfield High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He taught in Osceola, Iowa, for three years before his return to Indiana.
Charlie worked in the field of education in Indiana for four decades. He earned a Master’s degree from Butler University and served Carmel Clay Schools as a teacher, a coach, a department chair, a director of student activities, and an assistant principal. He most enjoyed the nineteen years he served as the Principal at Carmel Junior High School before his “retiring.” He shortly thereafter came out of retirement to serve as an interim Principal at two Center Grove District Schools, work with fellow retired Carmel Clay School teachers/coaches to perform performance improvement audits throughout central Indiana, and as a lobbyist for Indiana educational improvements.
During his forty-year career in education, Charlie Scott was honored many times. Governor Frank O’Bannon named Mr. Scott a Sagamore of the Wabash. At Carmel Junior High School, the gymnasium was named the Charles W. Scott Athletic and Convocation Center in his honor, and the Charles W. Scott Humanitarian Award and Scholarship was established.
Charlie married Kay Stalcup on August 5, 1989 at Carmel Friends Church (where they were and remained members) and the two enjoyed over 33 years of spectacular love proclaiming each as their best friend. They traveled all over the country and world to visit family, friends, cruise the seas, enjoy concerts and after retirement continued their relationship with their “sister school” Seikyo Gakuen in Kawachinagano City, Japan. They reciprocated their visits to Japan by hosting their Japanese counterparts in their own home on multiple occasions.
In retirement, Charlie Scott continued his dedication to making a difference for others. In addition to community and educational activities, Charlie enjoyed Carmel High School sports (via radio), golfing, fishing, gardening, his aforementioned traveling, and spending lots of time with his family – he and Kay hosted many Thanksgivings and Labor Day picnics to their large family. His family includes: five children Cherisse (Steve) Stevens, Charlie (Sara) Scott, Curt (Carla) Scott, Courtney (Shelly) Scott, Carla Daly, three step-children Anne (Mike) Nicolau, Suzanne (Justin) Helbig and Craig Stalcup, fourteen grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Kay (Carmel, IN) and his sister Marilyn Morrison of South English, Iowa.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 10 am in Carmel Friends Church, where the Celebration of Life Service will begin at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Education Foundation Charlie W. Scott Memorial Fund for the Charles W. Scott Humanitarian Award and Scholarship as he wished to continue to pay forward the gift of education. Envelopes will be available at the service.
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Education Foundation Charlie W. Scott Memorial Fund
515 East Main Street, Suite 124, Carmel IN 46032