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Richard Satterwhite

February 16, 1961 — October 27, 2023

Obituary For Richard Satterwhite

With heartfelt grief, the family of Richard "Scott" Satterwhite announces his untimely passing at age 62. He died unexpectedly at his home on October 27 2023.

A long-time public servant and beloved friend of many in and around Sedalia, Scott was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 16, 1961. He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1980. Scott married Jeannine Lomax, in 1987.

Scott worked for the Sedalia Fire Department for nearly 30 years as a first responder and Fire Inspector until his retirement. He was instrumental in helping establish the Fire Fighter's Memorial in Liberty Park. In his retirement, he frequently volunteered for Amigos de Cristo Lutheran Church in Sedalia.

A gifted naturalist, self-educated in woods and waterways he considered not only home but places of devout reverence, Scott mentored people of all ages who knew him - he was a walking encyclopedia of natural history and lore. He was an avid hunter and an uncommonly gifted fisherman - ask any of his fishing buddies. He was an accomplished vegetable farmer and houseplant whisperer, as well as caretaker of a rotating lineage of livestock, including the family's beloved peacocks. He was a consummate music appreciator with a large collection of albums - prominently featuring acoustic, folk, and roots musicians.

Among his most memorable qualities, Scott was a storyteller who captured and held the attention of friends and loved ones with his knacks for well-timed pauses and descriptive animation. He delighted in sharing tales from farm and family life with others and - as a direct witness - unraveling nature's enchanting dynamics.

Scott is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Satterwhite, and his brother, Michael Satterwhite. He is survived by his wife, Jeannine; his mother, Elvera (Kroenke) Satterwhite; his brother, Mark Satterwhite (Sara Cleaveland); his sister, Lynda Wilson (Terry); his sisters-in-law, Ann Moerschell (Mark), and Mary Bascio (John); his nieces and nephews, Christopher Satterwhite (Melanie), Melanie Wilson-Cleary (Jeff), Hannah Satterwhite, Phillip Bascio, Ashley Bascio, and Sarah Garvin (Tim); five great-nieces and one great-nephew; several aunts and uncles; many loving friends and animals, including his beloved cat, Ollie.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, with pastor Luis Torres officiating.

The visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Missouri Conservation Department in the care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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