In Memoriam : Paul Scott

Paul Scott Paul Scott - age: 63
(January 21, 1956 to September 28, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Paul Scott, age 63, of Benton, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home in Benton.

Paulís wishes were to be cremated.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Barbara DíAntonio officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Paul Scott Schraps was born on January 21, 1956 in West Palm Beach, FL, the son of Edward Martin Schraps and Carol Yvonne (Niermann) Schraps. He married the former Patricia Lynn Sloka, together they were married for 24 years, and she survives in Benton.

Paul was the former owner and operator of Paulís Heating and Air of Benton.

He is most remembered for his music and making people smile. He loved to play and perform country music annually, with his many friends, at the Round House Reunion now called the Bobby Smith Reelfoot Lake Jam in Reelfoot, TN, or the many performances at the Scott Ranch. Paul was a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of almost 25 years, Patricia Lynn Schraps of Benton; two daughters: Angel Hoffman of Chicago, IL, Dawn Accardo of Antioch, IL; a son Eric Schraps of Benton; two grandchildren: Kayla Accardo and Hailey Dean; a brother Mark Schraps of West Palm Beach, FL; two sisters: Eva Menza of Cub Run, KY, and Barbara DíAntonio of Lake In The Hills, IL; several nieces; nephews; his best friend Roger Morrow; and his many music world friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Karla Marie Schraps; and a brother Michael Kevin Schraps.

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Eddie Acosta - October 3, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
Paulie and his sisters were a very special part of my life as well as my family. Paulie would fill our home with laughter. He was always around when we were young. Working on cars in the garage, he would help my parents with any concrete work they had to do if he had the time, he hung around in my basement and played on our pinball machine and helped empty out the beer fridge on weekends. We were members of our neighborhood cb radio patrol together in the old days. Paulie was family. We loved him with all our hearts. He was very special to us. We were lucky to have had him in our lives. God Bless You Paulie.

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