Scotty Joe Vanderpool

Published 5:03 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

Scotty Joe Vanderpool, 77, died on April 18, 2024, surrounded by his family. Born on June 24, 1946, to the late Eugene and Grace Vanderpool in Danville, KY. Scotty was the youngest of four brothers who preceded him in death Mac (Jackie), Gene (Bonnie), and Jerry (Becky) Vanderpool.

He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1964.

Scotty proudly served his country in the Marine Corps, completing three tours in Vietnam from 1966 to 1970 and achieving the rank of Sergeant. After his military service, he pursued higher education, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown College in 1973.

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In 1969, Scotty married the love of his life, Judee, with whom he recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on April 5, 2024. They established their home in Danville, where Scotty co-owned and managed Ruth and Vanderpool CPA & Accounting. His dedication to his profession and community was evident through his involvement as a City of Danville commissioner and his active membership at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. His devotion to his church included being a Sunday School teacher, Deacon, and chairman of numerous committees.

Scotty’s impact on those around him was profound, and his warm heart and steadfast commitment to his family and community will be deeply missed. He leaves behind a legacy of service, compassion, and dedication that will be cherished by all who knew him.

His passion for farming and conservation was evident not only through his own farm but his involvement with the KY Cattleman’s Association and other agricultural and conservation groups.

Scotty is survived by his wife Judee Vanderpool, his sons David (Robin) Vanderpool, and Jonathan (Hannah) Vanderpool, and his grandchildren Ivan, Caleb, Grace, and Shaw.

The funeral service will be at Noon on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Baker and Rev. Basil Hall. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. until Noon. Burial will be at 2:30 pm after the service at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps and American Legion Caswell Saufley Post #18.

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