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1935 Sidney 2018

Sidney L. Scott Sr.

December 28, 1935 — November 29, 2018

The final call came Thursday November 29, 2018 and Sidney answered the call to go home. He will be celebrating his 83rd birthday on the 28th of December in a new body with the Lord and his loving wife Frances in Heaven. He was born in Detroit, MI, raised in Kuttawa, KY and relocated to Evansville, IN in 1943. As the top Consolidated News salesman young Sidney became known as the “Little Paperboy Sidney”. After three months as a salesman, he was provided with news to turn in and adding to it he became the World’s Youngest Journalist at the age of 8, He was given his own column “News Cavalcade” at age 9. After leaving the Consolidated News, he joined the Hoosier Herald as the Southern Indiana correspondent and distributor for seven black owned newspapers and has been writing and reporting ever since. At the age of 10 he started writing songs. Later he moved to Chicago, then went to the Army and served in Germany.
Returning to Evansville from the Army in 1962 , Sidney joined a band with Billy John Young, Timmy Thomas and Wilbert Jr. Robinson. The following year he started his own group, The Fingertips with Benny Dear and Larry Offutt. In 1966 he married the love of his life Frances M. Scott, and in 1969 they were blessed with the joy of their world Sidney Jr.
In 1971 he wrote a sitcom for WEHT-TV Channel 25, and 1972 he appeared on WTVW Channel 7’s first Black History special. Within that same year he was the owner and operator of Sid’s Soulville Pool Room and The Young Kitty Kat night club while simultaneously writing music, poems, TV shows, skits and sermons. In 1975 he went to Nashville, TN to record with his son Sidney, Sanchez Harley, Jesse Boyce, Bottom & Company and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. In 1983 he returned back to Nashville, TN to record again, and in 1985 the birth of the Mini Mag launched and the adventures of Mississippi Trippin’ began.
An accomplished writer, reporter, historian, businessman, entrepreneur, entertainer, musician, performer, producer, song writer, publisher, husband, father, friend and servant, he leaves his mark in the hearts of many to be remembered and cherished with stories to tell of the great Steady Wailin’ Sid. His life, legacy, and story will be continued on by his son and family as the path he has paved will be followed, honored, and forever be remembered and lived.
Rarely do you find the gem of a soul that has touched many by their life lived and stories told that enriched those around them.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances M. Scott and he is survived by; son Sidney L. Scott Jr, ; brothers Gregory Scott and Dr. Leonard Scott (Christine), ; sister Barbara Scott Golder (Donald ) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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