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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On December 21, 2020 @ 12:20 pm In Obituary | 23 Comments

Charles Scott Williams

SCOTT WILLIAMS 68 of Anthem, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2020. He was born on November 25, 1952 in Zanesville, Ohio.
Scott attended Ridgewood Junior High and Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio and graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School in Madisonville, Kentucky, lettering in football, basketball, and baseball. He completed his Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University and later graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration. Scott began his 41-year career with Peabody Energy in 1972 and worked until his retirement in 2013, finishing the last 21 years of his career in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Scott loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, camping and mountain sports in Colorado as well as Flagstaff. Scott was also an avid hunter, spending time at his hunting cabin in Missouri. One of his biggest thrills was big game hunting in Africa. Scott also enjoyed the sport of golf. He grew up on a golf course in Ohio and was a local caddy. Scott was a member of the Aspen Valley Golf Course and the Anthem Golf and Country Club in Arizona. He enjoyed golfing with his wife, son, sons-in-law, and buddies.

Scott enjoyed traveling with his wife creating beautiful memories across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. Scott and Paula’s favorite spots were hiking the coastline in Cinque Terre, the Alps in Switzerland, and the rolling hills of Ireland.

Scott had a full life and appreciated the long-standing friends and relationships he developed in both his work and recreational endeavors. You will be remembered, Scott, for taking pride in your family and always putting them first, your competitive nature, your sense of humor, your great taste of wine and bourbon, your generosity, and your undeniable love for your wife (& mac and cheese)!

Scott is preceded in death by his father, Howard Williams, and mother, Jacqueline Horn Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Paula Merriott Williams, three children Erin Williams Barriger (Matt), Whitney Williams Vettraino (Tyler) and Wesley Williams (Carrie), eight grandchildren Westyn, Max, Vivian, Hayes, Lukas, Trevor, Rocco, and Harper, and three siblings Mark Williams, Sally Williams Sugg and Stacy Williams Britt.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to https://www.azkidney.org/donation

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.

Condolences for the family of “WILLIAMS, CHARLES SCOTT”

Condolence from Connie Henry on December 21st, 2020 5:31 pm

Dear Paula and family,
Such shocking news to hear of Scott’s passing. You are all hurting, numb, sad and missing your dear one. May the wonderful memories of a long , adventurous and happy life together eventually help to fill the hole in your hearts.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Virtual hugs,
Connie and Bob Henry

Condolence from Dave Beerbower on December 22nd, 2020 8:04 am

I enjoyed working with Scott through all the years at Peabody. As head of safety, it seemed like I was always giving Scott a safety award fir the nines he managed. He was a warrior for mine safety and easy to work with. A great guy as well. Condolences to all the family

Condolence from Jan Stephenson on December 22nd, 2020 9:08 am

With strength and sympathy, Jan Stephenson, friend of Erin

Condolence from Henry White on December 22nd, 2020 10:05 am

Dear Paula and the rest of the family…Fran and I were so sorry to heart of Scott’s passing. In the few brief times I had to get to know him it was obvious what a wonderful person he was and very caring of his family. I remember so clearly when we lost Alan that you guys were right there with our family and it meant so much. Our love and prayers to you all!

Condolence from Charles L. Robertson on December 22nd, 2020 2:31 pm

I worked for Howard Williams for several years and didn’t know Scott and Mark, I knew of them both, Howard was very proud of them. My condolences to the remaining family.

Condolence from Linda M Baca on December 22nd, 2020 7:34 pm

My heart is truly broken. Scott was a favorite of mine for many years. His hair was perfect as I often told him. He was a dear friend and client. I really miss seeing him in my chair. His love for Paula and family was very special. What a giant loss for this world. He lived well. LOVE to Paula and family, Linda Baca

Condolence from Becky Mooney- Alan/Steph’s sister on December 23rd, 2020 12:08 pm

Dear Paula and family,
Yall have been heavily in the hearts/minds of my family. When Alan and Steph got married, our family also inherited YOUR family who we continue to love. We have stayed in touch with Steph every day, and our hearts break for yall. Scott said the kindest things about Alan, when we lost him. Alan was so lucky to have Scott as another “brother” over all of the years. Please know that we love yall and wish we could give you a hug, like you did for us! Always here for you and your family ~

Condolence from Julie Armstrong on December 23rd, 2020 2:05 pm

I am so sorry for your loss . for the family . I’m a friend of Sally’s .

Condolence from Stacey Allred on December 23rd, 2020 2:23 pm

Mrs. Sugg,
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I pray for comfort for you and your family.

Condolence from Joe Klingl on December 23rd, 2020 3:28 pm

I worked with Scott for many years over his career. He was an associate, but more importantly, he was a good fried. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

Condolence from Cate Malone & Chris Yevcak on December 23rd, 2020 3:48 pm

Dear Paula and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was such a great man. I loved watching him with his family. His love and pride for you was so obvious. He was generous, kind, funny and loved a good adventure. He will be missed. He made the world a better place.

Condolence from John Wasik on December 23rd, 2020 6:19 pm

So many happy memories over so many years. So many laughs, so many drinks in so many places and so many scrapes that we got into. A loveable larrikin with an extreme and witty sense of humour who had so much love for his family, He will be sorely missed by us all.

Condolence from Penny and chico on December 23rd, 2020 11:12 pm

Dear Paula and Family – we are heartbroken to hear this sad news. Scott always made me laugh with his great witt and we loved our fun times with you. I just can’t express how very sorry we are for the loss of this wonderful man..he we will be so missed.. love you Paula

Condolence from James F Niemczyk on December 24th, 2020 1:18 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of Scott. While our paths did not often cross at Peabody, I had the opportunity to meet Scott several times and he was very well respected throughout the company. I was a coworker with Erin and an old friend.

Condolence from Mike Cochran on December 24th, 2020 4:32 pm


We are so sorry and shocked to learn of Scotts passing. We have many great memories spending time with both of you over the years. There was never a shortage of laughs when Scott was around. The world won’t be the same without him in it.

Mike and Suzzette Cochran

Condolence from Terry Childers on December 25th, 2020 8:09 am

Williams Family

I was Scott’s baseball coach at Ridgewood High School during his sophomore and junior years. Upon learning of his passing, I have talked with several of our players and everyone is shocked and saddened.

Scott was a major contributor to the successful teams we had at Ridgewood. Likewise for football and basketball he was a leader and contributor.

I attended a Ridgewood class reunion several years ago and he was also in attendance. All of us shared numerous laughs and stories that evening. It was fun being together again.

Please accept our most sincere sympathies and may God grant everyone comfort and peace.

Condolence from Rhonda Licata on December 27th, 2020 8:38 am

I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Deborah and Larry McFatter on December 28th, 2020 6:47 pm

Dear Paula,
We learned only on Sunday, Dec 27, that Scott had passed away. As neighbors in Flagstaff, we offer our condolences for your loss and want you to know that we will be glad to help here on Sky View Street in whatever way we can.
Comfort and peace to you and your family,
Deborah and Larry McFatter

Condolence from Larry McFatter on December 28th, 2020 7:00 pm

Dear Paula,

I was so sorry to learn of Scott’s passing. We’ve always enjoyed seeing you and Scott when you’ve been at home in Flagstaff, and you are valued members of our Amberwood Townhomes community. I know that your many family and friends will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Larry McFatter; President, Amberwood Townhomes Property Owners Association

Condolence from Rey and Darlene Armijo on December 29th, 2020 1:38 pm

Dear Paula and family,
We are profoundly saddened to hear about the loss of Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and we want to offer our sincere condolences. We hope the good memories you have of Scott will comfort you in the days ahead.

Sincerely, Rey and Darlene Armijo

Condolence from Mary Moore on December 29th, 2020 4:49 pm

Paula, I just heard about your husbands passing away. I’m just heartbroken for you and your family. If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate for a minute. I will be there for you. Please let me know when you’re ready for company. Please also remember to take care of yourself during this time.

Condolence from Curtis Belden on December 29th, 2020 9:29 pm

Paula & family,

So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. He was always a loyal Peabody employee and conscientious in all of his many assignments with the company. Glad he was able to find his way “out west” since he always seemed to enjoy the people of Peabody Western and found many pastimes for his family. Our sincere condolences.

Curt & Lona Belden

Condolence from Justin Ladner on January 5th, 2021 4:08 pm

Paula and Family,

While i never met Scott, i have had the pleasure of working with Erin over the past year. She is such a fine upstanding individual and a valuable part of our team at IL American Water. Through her actions, she consistently makes a positive impact on all those she interacts with – we are grateful to have her and can imagine she exhibits many of Scott’s positive attributes. I know he would be very proud.

My sincerest condolences. – Justin Ladner

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