Jim was born on July 22, 1947 to Merle Kenneth and Emily Teresa (Spies) Scott in Fergus Falls. He attended school in Fergus Falls and graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1965. After graduation, he attended Moorhead State University.
In 1979, James opened Scott Insurance Services, where he was the owner, until the time of his death. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and socializing.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Emily Scott; and his former wife, Alice Raffelson Hocum Scott.
Jim is survived by his son, Jason (Amy) Scott; his step-son, Tim (Tammy) Hocum; a step-daughter, Kim (Mark) Jacobs; his father, Merle Scott; his sisters, Jeanne (Steve Muenzer) Scott and Mary Scott; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Otter Tail County Pheasants Forever or the Fergus Falls Hockey Association.
Visitation: 10:00-11:00am on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls
Service: 11:00am on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls
Clergy: Father Alan Wielinski
Interment: St. Otto’s Catholic Cemetery in Fergus Falls, MN
Arrangements by Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, MN