Scott William Prestwood, Sr., 51, died at his Lakeview home on Tuesday, April 2, 2014.
He was born to Jim and Lori (Backlund) Prestwood in Port Townsend, Wash. on Aug. 10, 1962. When he was 11 years old the family came to Lakeview, where he completed his education.
Scott’s service in the U. S. Navy ended with an honorable discharge. His marriage to Debbie Branham ended in a divorce.
He had a very distinguished career in Lakeview as a mechanic. At one time or other, he had worked for all the auto repair shops in Lakeview. He finished his career as a self employed mechanic. He was the only one in Lakeview who was a certified mechanic with General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Yamaha and Polaris. He took a lot of pride in his work and he did it exceptionally well.
His real passion was competing in Motocross racing. After winning the Northwest Regional Championship, he competed in the Nationals in Ponca City, Okla. where he placed second.
Scott loved his family and thoroughly enjoyed being the neighborhood dad.
Scott is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, J. D. and Darlene and Jared and Melissa, all of Lakeview; son, Scott Prestwood, Jr. of Douglas, Wyo.; daughter, Amber Prestwood of Douglas, Wyo.: his parents, Jim and Lori Prestwood of Lakeview; brother, Jimmy Prestwood Jr. and wife Tina of Redding, Calif.; sister, Terri Ingledew and husband, Dan of Medford; nephew, Chris Prestwood; nieces, Ashley Lawson and Kelli Ingledew and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Contributions in Scott’s memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Oregon/SW Washington Chapter, 8196 SW Hall Blvd., Suite 103, Beaverton 97008-6411 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.