Scott Marrs, the principal lobbyist and representative in the state capitol for various organizations throughout the southwest Missouri region, passed away late Friday (Oct. 26) night after a brief illness.
“Scott Marrs always worked extremely hard to protect the interests of RV dealers and the industry in Missouri,” said Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) President Phil Ingrassia. “He was a smart and strategic thinker who was always willing to share his knowledge with others. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”
He leaves behind his loving wife Brigitte of 37 years, an educator, his daughter Katharine, a national political advisor, and his son William, a lawyer and political consultant. Other remaining family members include mother Barbara Bullington, brother David Marrs, sister Julie Hendrickson, all from Springfield, as well as Stan Bullington of Poplar Bluff, and Michelle Marrs of Springfield.
Marrs was a hard worker and diligent citizen promoting causes related to the place and people he grew up with in the Ozarks. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri, earned a master’s in public administration from the Truman School of Public Affairs, a political science graduate of Drury University, and an avid Mizzou football fan. Marrs loved the outdoors, respected the natural beauty of the Missouri Ozarks, and taught his family to do the same. Scott was a believer in Christ and followed New Testament teachings, promoting kindness, grace, and service to others wherever he could. His quiet contributions to the city and region he loved made it a better place to live.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. (Nov. 2), at First Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo, under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Boys Scouts of America – Ozark Trails Council, and the National Park Service.