Scott Burnside

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – Word has been received of the May 2, 2017, death of Scott Burnside, 72, of Hopkinsville, Ky. He was a journalist.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Meredith as celebrant. Burial follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, with recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home.

Mr. Burnside was born Feb. 21, 1945, at Perrysville, Ill., the son of the late Fred and Mary Burnside. He married Teresa “Terri” Burnside, and she survives.

He is also survived by his daughters, Lisa (Jon) Burke and Erin (Alex) Roxbury, both of Hopkinsville; his sister, Elizabeth (Larry) West of Toulon; and a granddaughter, Julia Burke.

Mr. Burnside graduated from Paris High School in 1963 and was a graduate of the journalism college at Southern Illinois University. He worked at newspapers in Carbondale and Stockton, Illinois, before moving to Hopkinsville.

As a journalist, he worked for many years covering sports, including serving as sports dditor for the Kentucky New Era. He also worked many years at the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library. In addition, he was a realtor and worked with Coldwell Banker Reality.

He was a United States Air Force veteran having served during Vietnam. He was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). He had served on the board of the Aaron McNeil Center and was a volunteer for Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Memorial donations may be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY. 42240.

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