William Dean Scales

Last Updated on April 5, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

William (Bill) Dean Scales, 74, Logansport, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Born October 6, 1947, he was the son of Floyd Scales and Lanita (Nickelson) Scales.

On September 9, 1966, he married Connie (Brown) Scales, who survives.

Bill graduated from Logansport High School and, after a brief period at Imperial Gas Station and Alpha Industries in Logansport, was hired at the Chrysler Transmission plant in Kokomo in skilled trades, where he worked for 45 years until his retirement in 2016.

A devoted family man, Bill was active in coaching youth sports and being a scout leader while his children were involved, and remained interested in various sports and activities during their school years.

Bill was a man of few words, until he wasn’t. He taught his children not to talk to strangers, but he never met a stranger. He stressed education and a work ethic in raising his children, but never missed an opportunity to show humor as well.

Whether it was a sunburn on the beach in Florida or losing a basket of fish on the lake in Minnesota, Bill demonstrated to everyone in his life that we all have to take what life has to give us and make of it what we can – and sometimes that was only a joke, but it was usually a pretty good one.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lanita Scales, and three siblings – Donald Scales, Sharon (Punk) Lantz, and Carol Beckley.

Bill is survived by his wife, Connie Scales; children, Kim (Scales) Conklin and husband, Mike, Billy Scales and partner Darcy Pirie, and Melissa (Lissa) Scales and partner Bridget Wicklander; grandchildren, John Scales-Conklin and partner Taylor Scott, William (Dalton) Scales-Conklin and wife Amanda, and Kaylee Scales-Conklin; step-grandchildren, Lelani, Brandi, and Mitchell; and great grandchildren Knox, Mac, and Noah.

In addition to immediate descendants, Bill also leaves 11 beloved nephews and 4 nieces.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Anderson and the 2nd floor staff at Memorial Hospital for their care and assistance as well as Jay and Sally Risser, Norman and Carol Rhodes, John and Debbie Spencer, and Mary Lou Kesling for their unwavering support.

Visitation hours will be held at Fisher Funeral Chapel from 4:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, April 6.

Funeral services, officiated by Father Gustavo Lopez, will be at 10:30 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Chapel on Thursday, April 7, followed by burial at Davis Cemetery in Burnettsville.