Scott Barkman Means, 54, of Ironton, Ohio, passed away on Oct. 24, 2013 at Cornerstone Hospital of Huntington, W. Va.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Tracy Brammer—Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton. Funeral services will be held at noon on Oct. 29 at Etna Missionary Baptist Church, 7420 Ohio 93, Ironton, with Pastor Greg Frasure officiating. Interment will follow on a later date at Federated Church Cemetery in New Woodstock. Pallbearers will be Derek Otta, Zachary Means, Jared Means, Dallas Means, Tim Slone and David Means
The Marion native was born on May 30, 1959, a son to the late Merritt and Laura (Smith) Means. Scott's parents, both graduates of Cornell University, were raised on farms in New Woodstock. In 1941, they bought a beautiful farm of their own in Marion. This was where Scott was raised—surrounded by the fields, the woods, the farm pond and farm animals he loved. After his junior year, he moved to Roswell, N.M., where his parents retired, graduating in 1977 from Roswell High School. Scott worked on the fire crew from 1978 to 1980 at the Lincoln National Forest in The Smokey Bear Ranger District in Ruidoso, N.M. For many years afterward, he was a regional manager for Alsup's Convenience Stores in New Mexico and Texas. He later moved back to New York State and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in natural resource management with a specialty in water resources from Syracuse University in 2006. For the past six years, Scott has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture at the Ironton Ranger Station in Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio. He was a resource specialist for land, minerals and special uses. He also attended Etna Missionary Baptist Church, Pedro, Ohio. Scott loved skiing, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, gardening and… a good prank.
Scott is survived by his beloved wife of three years, Jill (Hamm) Means; three sons, Zachary Means of Roswell, Jared Means of Atlanta, Ga., and Dallas Means of Roswell; a sister, Amanda Means of Beacon; two brothers, David (Susan) Means of Trumansburg and Jonathan (Sandy Boerman) Means of Marion; two step-daughters, Mickayla Alford of Ironton and Kinsey Reynolds of Kitts Hill, Ohio; 1 step-son, Derek Otta of South Point, Ohio; four step-grandchildren, Jonas and Darrien Otta of Coal Grove, Ohio and James and Ethan Reynolds of Kitts Hill: and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Scott is preceded in death by a nephew, Thomas Means.
Condolences may be made the Means family by visiting tracybrammerfh.com.