Scott Robert Horne

BENTON – On Jan. 3, 2022, Scott Horne, 55, spent a beautifully uneventful day at his beloved Benton home with the love of his life. Late that evening Scott died unexpectedly in the great Maine outdoors which had been such an important part of his life.Scott was a lifelong resident of the Fairfield Benton area. He was the son of Ted and Stephanie Danforth (predeceased). He attended Lawrence High School before joining the army. He served in the army honorably, completing jump school and receiving expert status in hand grenades. Not a surprise to those that knew Scott. Scott was a lifelong adventurer, living every moment on his terms. To many he was “Superman”. Fearless and bigger than life. He was an avid hunter, a member of the Big Bucks Club. He was proud of his venison recipes and could be found cooking up batches of cookies for everyone. He was at home on the ocean lobstering as well as fishing and catching bait on multiple lakes, ponds, and rivers throughout Maine. He was equally at home on snowmobiles and four wheeling trails. Loved cruising on his Harley. Gardening was a passion of Scott’s. Scott was generous to a fault, both of himself and with what he had. To those who called him friend or family he was never too busy to do what he could in time of need. Scott just naturally loved animals. Anyone living with Scott knew they would have to share their living space with animals; including but not limited to snakes, turtles, ferrets, lizards, and his devoted “rat pack”. Scott also loved children. He was a bigger than life grandfather to both Violet Rose and Hunter Scott. He was known to give young fishermen free bait from his shop. He enjoyed seeing young people outside enjoying the ice, the woods, and the garden. No one having seen Scott in his full Easter Bunny outfit riding his side by side throughout Benton, could ever doubt that there wasn’t still a big kid residing in his big heart. His bright blue eyes always shone bright and even in the worst of times he could find a smile and a hug to share.At the age of 14 Scott joined the Kent Family Farm in Benton. He remained there until joining the army. Following his military service he returned to Benton, staying with his Godparents Buddy and Nancy Dow(predeceased). Buddy and Nancy remained an important part of Scott’s life until their passing. Scott went on to work several places including P B Guide Services, Northern Mattress, and local mills. Twenty-two years ago, he started his own bait business in Oakland known as “Wild Things”. He was well respected and sought after in the bait business. He was assisted in his business by his family, as well as his friend Jamie Moore. He was often known to be off on some adventure with his frequent partner in crime Will Daggett Jr. His last few summers, Scott could be found out in the hay fields of the Kent Family Farm with his “minions” and riding on the tractor with the one he loved.Besides his parents and godparents, Scott, was predeceased by his wife Kathy Marie Horne. He is survived by two children; daughter Dawn Horne and her partner Jason Stowe and son Kenneth Violette and his partner Sunshine White; two grandchildren Violet Rose and Hunter Scott; his three sisters, Lucretia Raymond, Laurie Burkett, and Michelle Ring, his aunts and uncles Darlene Rodgers, Dan and Melanie Good, and Vincent Morrison, Larry and Kathy Horne, Ken and Rona Horne, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.A celebration of life will be held Saturday February 5 at 1 p.m., at the Best Western Hotel, Main Street Waterville, in O’Brien’s Banquet Room (formerly known as Pete and Larry’s). The family asks that you come with your Scott stories for one last adventure with the one and only Scott. There will be a full military burial at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. A date will be forthcoming.In addition, a memorial event in Scott’s honor will be held to benefit children and the outdoors. Look for details on Facebook in the coming future.

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