Scotty Ireland Cline, husband of Penny Lukins Cline, departed this life with his family by his side, on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at his home, having attained the age of 76 years. He was born in Gilbert Creek, West Virginia, on October 25, 1943, the son of the late Ezra and Margaret Cline, was a graduate of Pikeville College with a degree in Medical Technology and was a veteran, having retired as a Lt. Col. In the United States Army Reserves. He worked as a sales manager for Fisher Scientific, was a member of the Paris First United Methodist Church and Methodist Men, was a musician, putting himself through college playing drums. He was proud of and often spoke of his father Ezra who played the upright bass and was a founding member of the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers as well as being inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Davis; a grandson, Cory Cline; and a sister, Pat Osborne.
Besides his wife Penny, Scotty is survived by three sons, Ricky (Mandy) Cline, Troy (Jennifer) Cline, and Devan Debarr; seven grandchildren, Briley Cline, Bailey Cline, Alyssa Cline, Chase Fair, Sierra (Blake) Davis, Brie (Matthew) Honican, and Daniel Debarr.
The funeral service for Scotty Ireland Cline will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Paris First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jerri Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Paris cemetery with casket bearers being Ricky Cline, Troy Cline, Devan Debarr, Chase Fair, Matthew Honican, Frankie Tolle, Ralph Hensley, Tom Brannock, and Kenny Pickett. Visitation will be on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be to Paris First United Methodist Church, 617 Pleasant Street, Paris, Kentucky, 40361. www.hintonturner.com