Obituary: Scott Robert Horne –

Robert Horne

BENTON — On January 3, 2022, Scott Horne, 55, spent a beautiful, uneventful day at his beloved Benton home with the love of his life. Late that evening, Scott died unexpectedly in the great outdoors of Maine, which had been such an important part of his life. Scott has resided his entire life in the Fairfield Benton area. He was the son of Ted and Stephanie Danforth (predeceased). He attended Lawrence High School before joining the military. He served honorably in the army, completed jumping school and received the status of an expert in hand grenades. No surprise to those who knew Scott. Scott was a lifelong adventurer, living every moment on his terms. For many, he was “Superman”. Intrepid and larger than life. He was an avid hunter, member of the Big Bucks Club. He was proud of his venison recipes and could be found baking batches of cookies for everyone. He was at home on the ocean, lobster fishing as well as fishing and catching bait on several Maine lakes, ponds and rivers. He was equally at home on snowmobiles as he was on four-wheeled trails. I loved riding his Harley. Gardening was a passion for Scott. Scott was generous to the end, both of himself and of what he had. For those who called him friend or family, he was never too busy to do what he could when needed. Scott naturally loved animals. Anyone living with Scott knew they would have to share their living space with animals. including, but not limited to, snakes, turtles, ferrets, lizards and his devoted “pack of rats”. Scott also loved children. He was a larger than life grandfather to Violet Rose and Hunter Scott. He was known to give young anglers free bait from his shop. He liked to see young people outside enjoying the ice cream, the woods and the garden. No one who had seen Scott in his full Easter Bunny outfit riding side-by-side through Benton, could ever doubt that there was not yet a big kid residing in his big heart. His bright blue eyes were always shining and even in the worst of times he could find a smile and a hug to share. At the age of 14, Scott joined the Kent family farm in Benton. He remained there until he joined the army. After his military service he returned to Benton, staying with his godparents Buddy and Nancy Dow (predeceased). Buddy and Nancy remained an important part of Scott’s life until their passing. Scott then worked at several locations including PB Guide Services, Northern Mattress and local factories. Twenty-two years ago, he started his own bait business in Oakland known as “Wild Things.” He was highly respected and sought after in the bait trade. He was helped in his business by his family, as well as by his friend Jamie Moore. He was often known to have gone on adventures with his frequent partner in crime Will Daggett Jr. the tractor with the one he loved. Besides his parents and godparents, Scott, was predeceased by his wife Kathy Marie Horne. He is survived by two children; daughter Dawn Horne and partner Jason Stowe and son Kenneth Violette and partner Sunshine White; two grandchildren Violet Rose and Hunter Scott; his three sisters, Lucretia Raymond, Laurie Burkett and Michelle Ring, his aunts and uncles Darlene Rodgers, Dan and Melanie Good, and Vincent Morrison, Larry and Kathy Horne, Ken and Rona Horne, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 5 at 1 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel, Main St. Waterville, in the O’Brien Banquet Hall (formerly known as Pete and Larry). The family asks you to come with your Scott stories for one last adventure with the one and only Scott. There will be a full military burial at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. A date will be forthcoming. Additionally, a memorial event in Scott’s honor will be held to benefit children and the outdoors. Look for details on Facebook in the near future.

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