Scott Allen McGarr
September 27, 1960 – June 17, 2023
Omaha, NE- Preceded in death by parents, Herbert C. McGarr and Wanda J. McGarr who welcomed their son peacefully into the presence of our faithful Lord; grandparents, uncles, aunties, and cousins awaiting his arrival.
Survived by children: Valerie (Andrew) Szubka, Olathe, KS, Heather (Jeremy) McGarr-Petit, Gardner, KS, Michelle (Ryan) Hornick, Gardner, KS, Derek McGarr, Joplin, MO, Noah Carver, KC, MO, Abigail McGarr, Gardner, KS; grandchildren: Reese, Riley, Evan and Jared; his beloved siblings, always there thru thick and thin: Brian C. McGarr, Kansas City, MO, Teresa (Kevin) Wheelock, Omaha, NE, Alicia Hanson, Omaha, N, Michelle (Scott) Mann, Sioux City, IA, Niki Rocha, Omaha, NE; Auntie Sandra Gorsett-Pallasch, Kenosha, WI; Auntie Becky (Dennis) Niven, Scottsdale, AZ; Auntie Peggy Gorsett, N. Sioux City, SD; Auntie Kay Gorsett, Onalaska, WI; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Scott was born the second of six children to Herbert and Wanda in Sioux City, IA. The family settled and grew in Morningside where Scott, with his brother and sisters, were fortunate to experience 1960s-1970s childhood years that still hold many stories and memories. Upon graduating from Each High School Class of ’79, Scott enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving from 1978 – 1990 as Staff Sergeant, honorably discharged. Scott then went on to serve as a Sgt. in the Army Reserves from 1992 – 1998 until his honorable discharge. After his military service, Scott lived a full and colorful life and loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Scott was blessed with six children, whom he truly loved very much. Sweet Heather has always been his angel and his silly Abby was the sunshine of his life.
Scott enjoyed many happy years living in Kansas City, MO. He would later find peace and a more content life near his sisters in Omaha, NE. Scott was a devoted follower of Christ alongside his church family at Brookside Church. He loved to give every single kid (and adult!) a fist-bump before and after Sunday services. It was his Glory to God – the Fist-Bump guy.
As his loved ones gathered near to Scott, they knew Scott’s devoted parents— Herb and Wanda—helped lead Scott home. May they Rest in Peace Together – until we are together again.
FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, June 26th at 9am at the West Center Chapel. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, 11am at Omaha National Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorials will be directed by the family. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.