Jerald K. “Jerry” Scott

Sept. 4, 1945-Oct. 4, 2017

Jerald K. “Jerry” Scott

Few people have

brightened up a room as

has Jerry Scott. He was a

consummate showman, a

jokester, and friend.

Jerry was born Sep-

tember 4, 1945 in Seattle

Washington to Earl and

Eileen Scott, while Earl

was in the Pacific at the

time. He was the fourth

of five children. Jerry was

most known as a skilled

harmonica player and


As with many people,

he moved around a lot.

After attending schools in

several different locations

he came to Minot, where

he graduated from Minot

High in 1963. He worked

at the old Kresge Dime

store in downtown Minot

until he went into the US

Army, and served from

1965 to 1968, both in San

Francisco as well as in

Bitburg, Germany. Fol-

lowing his time in the

army he returned to

Minot, where he resided

for decades. It was while

he attended Minot State

that he started his first

band, Lucifer B. Tykes.

While he played banjo,

guitar, bass, washtub bass,

and a variety of other in-

struments, his signature

feature was the Orange

Blossom Special played

with four blues harmoni-

cas. He was married to

Linda Scott for much of

this early time.

In addition to the

Tykes, he played in a

variety of bands both na-

tionally and locally. He

served as the

secretary/treasurer of the

American Federation of

Musicians in Minot. By

1999, he had decided to

try a different aspect of

life and drove semis for

Werner Trucking for

several years, based out of

the greater

Tampa/Brandon area.

That same year, he mar-

ried Renee, who has been

his wonderful companion

ever since.

In recent years he was

active in the AmVets post

#44 in Plant City, as well

as the Brandon Eagles

Aerie #3356. He was also

a guest sit in with the lo-

cal Harmoniguys group in

Sun City, FL. Mostly he

enjoyed life, driving his

golf cart at exciting

speeds, working on vari-

ous projects from motor-

cycle to tricycles to other

mechanical items. Mostly

he enjoyed being with

people. He was always

quick with a joke or a sto-

ry of some sort. These

traits have carried on with

those closest to him.

He is survived by: his

wonderful wife, Renee;

sons Cord (Rachel) Scott,

Tokyo, Japan, and Micah

Scott (Rugby, ND);

step-children Heather

Leier (Minot, ND), Chris

Zimmerman (Minot, ND);

Farrah (Jesse Lunzman)

Southam, Talent OR; si-

blings Jim, Jackie and Ju-

lie Scott, several

grandchildren and many

friends. He was preceded

by: his parents, and his

sister Judith.

Services will be

private. If one could,

please raise a glass and

think of him fondly,

Scotch and water please