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Scott Allen Freely

February 29, 1948 – August 13, 2020

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Scott Allen Freely, 72, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family and covered with prayers from his many friends.  He was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer June 22, 2020, and fought a brave battle for 7 weeks.  Scott was a Leap Year baby born February 29, 1948, in Vardaman, MS to Malcolm and Clytee Vanlandingham Freely.  He accepted Christ as a young boy and was baptized in the Vardaman First Baptist Church where he continued to be a member.  He was a Registered Forester and spent most of his working career as a Timber Buyer for Hankins Lumber Company in Grenada, MS.  After retirement he continued buying and selling equipment, land and timber.  He was a natural born trader and throughout his life he enjoyed trading on everything, from a fifty-cent pocket knife to a huge tract of land.

Scott enjoyed the outdoors and appreciated all of God’s creations. He spent lots of enjoyable hours fishing and boating on the Tenn-Tom Waterway with his family and friends.  Scott was an avid hunter and killed many trophy bucks and a few rattlesnakes during his lifetime.  One snake was so huge he wanted to have it mounted to display in their home, but his wife refused! He also owned many prize race horses and won several championship races.

Scott, better known as Timberwolf, had a passion for fox hunting, hosted many fox hunts on his property, judged hunts and his dogs competed in many State and National Fox Hunts. Scott was a founding member of the Cal-Chic Hunting Club and the Mississippi Hunting Dog Association – TRI Lakes Chapter.  He was also a member of the Calhoun County Fox Hunters Association and the Lloyd Outlaw Hunting Club.He was one of a kind human being, never meeting a stranger nor shying away from a task to make someone’s quality of life better.

He is survived by his wife Sheila McGreger Freely; daughter Monica Freely Jones and husband Shannon of Strayhorn, MS; son Bubba Freely and wife Katrina of Reid, MS; grandchildren Abi Freely, Canon Caldwell, Hanna Johnson, Sadie Caldwell, Will Jones, & Justin Jones and wife Haley; 2 great grandchildren Paul David and Lanier Allen Jones; brother, Donald Freely and wife Joan of Grenada; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother Van Earl Freely.

Not one second of his life was lived in vain and he left an unforgettable legacy of love, faith, and friendship for his family and friends.  Scott will be missed. The funeral service remembering Scott’s life will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11:00AM in the chapel of Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander and Bro. Jonathan Peeples officiating. Scott will be laid to rest in Poplar Springs Cemetery.

Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Bailey, William Chandler,Haden Edwards, Clay Gregory,Stacey Gregory, Bill Gore, Lou Monger, James Simmons, Don Stafford, George Ike Tedder, Charles Thames and his fellow hunters.

Pallbearers are Michael Freely, Duane Case, Chris Graham, Davin Parker, Andrew Hamilton, Caleb Lucius, Andrew Landreth and Wes Parker.

The family would like to thank Mary Ann Hendrix, CFNP and staff; Mississippi Home Care Home Health staff; Jileene Aron, RN with Baptist Hospice and his sitter with whom he discussed his faith and Bible study.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Vardaman First Baptist Church: 302 North Main Street Vardaman, Mississippi 38878;  Poplar Springs Cemetery Fund: 548 County Road 136,  Pittsboro, Mississippi 38951.

Due to ever present heat of a Mississippi summer the family request that visitors wear casual dress.

Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce and Vardaman is honored to serve the family in helping make arrangements remembering Scott’s life. Online condolences may be composed at

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We and the state still believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is very important.  At this time, we are asking everyone to support a limited gathering and visitation policy.   This is a guideline of the CDC and the state board of health. We will be allowing small family groups and limited persons at visitation, funerals and gravesides until this crisis is over.

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Parker Memorial Funeral Home

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    Vardaman, Mississippi 38878

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