Tony Benson Wescott, 71 of rural Keytesville, Missouri died Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at his home. He was born February 16, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri the son of Russell and Roberta (Johnson) Wescott.
Tony was a 1966 graduate of McClure High School. In 1966 he joined the U.S. Air Force serving in the Philippines during the Vietnam War and he received an honorary discharge in 1972.
Tony married Glenna Brand on January 21, 1990 in Marshall, Missouri and she survives of the home.
Mr. Wescott owned and operated the Satt-View Satellite for several years, he also farmed and worked as a supervisor for Associated Electric Company for 27 years before retiring to the farm.
Tony belonged to the Rucker-McAllister American Legion Post # 7 in Brunswick, he was a life member of the VFW, he loved being with his family, his children and grandchildren, his home, being outdoors, all kinds of sports and enjoyed teaching young children about the proper safety and shooting techniques.
Survivors include his wife Glenna of the home, stepson, Jason Brand and his wife Ashly of Macon, daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Shane Herrin of Moberly, sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Bob Hawkins of St. Louis, 6 grandchildren, Archer, Stella and Gunner Brand, Jeremy, Ashley and Matthew Herrin, 2 great grandchildren, Chloe and Brayden Herrin, sister-in-law, Debbie Anderson of Ft. Madison, Ia; cousins, Marilyn Creason and Sharon McCain, and several nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Nola Rhyan Brand and a brother-in-law, Frank Spitznagel.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:30a.m. at the Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury followed by interment with full military honors in the Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7p.m. t the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Tony’s wishes was to have memorials made to Larry’s Warrior Foundation or St. Jude’s Children Hospital