Born: May 13, 1949 - Deceased: May 2, 2023
Scott R. Shive, 73, of Freeburg, IL, born Friday, May 13, 1949, in Indianopolis, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at his residence in Freeburg, IL.
Scott worked at Sterling Steel Casting as a foundry-man early in his career. He chose to become an electrician, working his way up the IBEW apprenticeship program. He was a member of IBEW 915 Tampa, FL for the remainder of his career and concentrated on the commercial side of the industry. In all work, Scott believed in doing the job right!
Scott was known as a free-spirit with a unique, insightful and zany view of the world and people. He loved telling stories (he often was the main character) with the purpose to make you laugh. He was fond of fast cars starting at age 20 with a 389 GTO and ending with his green Corvette. He was a life-long Harley rider, fitting his desire to taste the wild side of life!
Scott was honest, conscientious, fiscally conservative (cheap German) and a dependable friend.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: William James and Phyllis, nee Parsons, Shive
Surviving are his:
- Step-son: Justin J. (Shannon) Shive of Tampa, FL
- Bradford William (Leslie) Shive of Dekalb, IL
- Ralph C. (Linda) Shive of Niles, MI
- Sister: Nancy Rae Shive of Austin, TX
- Grandson: Peyton Shive
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 am, Friday, May 12, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Service: Memories of Scott will be shared at 11:00 am, Friday, May 12, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Belleville, IL.
His last wish was to “host” a celebration of his life to share stories and laugh! It will be held on May 12 at The Tavern on Main from 1:00 until? If you knew Scott, come by to share food, beverages and a good story.