FARMINGTON - Dan William Stott passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, following a brief illness. He was born in Camden, Arkansas, on December 30, 1946, and was the oldest son of the late Colbert Lee and Jean Nunnally Stott. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, David Alan Stott.
Dan grew up in Camden, Arkansas and graduated from Camden High School. He attended Henderson State University (then HSC). Following college graduation, he landed a teaching position at Farmington High School, where he taught math for the next 29 years. Dan was a talented musician, playing the clarinet, tenor saxophone, piano and organ. He spent over 50 years playing the organ at various churches, including a thirty-nine year tenure at St. Joseph Catholic Church as organist and choir director, where he played masses, weddings and funerals for generations of worshipers. His talent, dedication and beautiful music will be sadly missed.
Dan was also active in the Elks Lodge 1765 of Farmington for forty-three years, where he served in various leadership and service positions, including Exalted Ruler and Secretary (thirty-five years). Dan loved buying and selling antiques, and spent many Saturdays at estate sales. He admired art deco Camark Pottery and American Fostoria glassware, and was well known among collectors for his expertise in all things related to Aladdin lamps. Dan served for many years on Farmington’s Historic Preservation Committee. Dan loved his Farmington community, and leaves behind a host of dear friends, former students, and colleagues who mourn his passing and cherish fond memories of shared times.
He is survived by his brother, John C. Stott (Barbara) and niece and nephew Rebecca Stott Smith (Taylor) and J. Cory Stott. He also leaves many first cousins to share fond memories of growing up in South Arkansas.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Cozean Memorial Chapel, 217 W. Columbia, in Farmington, Missouri. The visitation will also include an Elks Ritual at 6 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Friday morning at 7 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 10 N. Long St. in Farmington at 10:00 a.m.
Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Camden, Arkansas, on April 14 at 3 p.m. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic in Farmington or to a charity of choice. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.