Scott M. Showalter
Scott M. Showalter, 87, died on April 29, 2020, at his home in Garden City after an extended illness.
Scott was born in Hutchinson on Oct. 11, 1932, to Clark M. Showalter and Bertha Lors (Smith) Rhodes.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1951, serving in Korea. He was offered the Purple Heart, but chose not to accept it as he did not want his family to receive a telegram stating he had been wounded in action.
An avid bow hunter, he was one of the original 100 members of the Pope and Young Club and was recently notified that he would be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
He was a member of the VFW of Garden City.
Scott married Sherrie Joan Kennedy on March 23, 1956, in Clayton N.M. and the couple recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. She survives.
Scott and Joan moved to Garden City in 1966.
Scott started Triple S Steel in 1966 and went on to run several successful businesses. He was best known for building cattle feed mills. He also spent several years in Saudi Arabia building grain storage units for the Royal Family.
Scott retired from Scott and Associates in January of 2015.
Other survivors include three sons, Sheldon Showalter and wife, Cheri, Garden City, Shane Showalter and wife, Sue, Holcomb and Shea Showalter and wife, Charity, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister Shirley Halsey, Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Emma Showalter and Barbara Kennedy-Drew, Garden City; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack.
Private burial has taken place. He will be honored at a Celebration of Life as the state reopens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to St. Catherine Hospice, in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, Ks. 67846.