John Frederick Scott, 85


 John Frederick Scott, 85 of Paris, KY formerly of Grayson, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Cambridge Place in Lexington, following a brief illness. John was born in Ashland, KY, a son of the late Elmer Wilson and Harriet Riggs Scott. John was a horse trainer his whole life belonging to, United Professional Horseman’s Association and American Saddle Horse Association, also he was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Grayson Jaycees. John came full circle back to Kentucky a few years ago after selling his place in West Virginia and moving to the North Middletown area between Paris and Mt. Sterling. As a teen, John worked at DeAtleys in North Middletown after which he opened his own small place in the Grayson area and over time worked with long time friend, Paul Priebe of Rochester, Minnesota. The last time after a tragic barn fire in 1984. He reopened and showed at many events with some of his favorites being the smaller venues around his area. John was not shy about getting into conversation on a myraid of subjects. One knew his points and had no trouble in understanding what his thoughts were, including, but not limited to the American Saddlebred and Thoroughbred world. He had concerns about the loss of some of the smaller shows and their importance to the industry as a whole including the training and breeding world. He regularly attended Keeneland and Fasig Tipton sales and enjoyed the harness racing at the Red Mile. The loss of the Tattersalls Sales complex was a great concern to him as well as many American.


  John is survived by his daughter, Teresa (Randy) Lynn Stanley of Grayson, a son, Greg Scott of Paris, KY, sister, Debra Sue Napky, Richmond, VA, a brother, William David Scott of Algeciras, Spain, two granddaughters, Julianne Sanders and Abigail Stanley, two great-grandchildren, Julian Sanders and Randi Lynn Sanders, and his significant other, Beth Miller of Paris, KY.


  A memorial services was held on Monday, May 17th, 2021. The family asks hat contributions be given to, Bagby Memorial United Methodist Dinner Church, 201 Hord Street, Grayson, KY 41143. To leave a condolence or memory please go to