Greg A. Scofield

December 14, 2009

Greg A. Scofield 55, of Frankfort, IN, died at 10:15 a.m. December 14, 2009 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born August 15, 1954 in Shelbyville, IN to Gerald & Larilla (Brown) Scofield. He married Denise Pockevich on August 6, 1977 in Chicago, IL and she survives. Mr. Scofield was a 1972 graduate of Shelbyville High School, in 1977 he received his BA from University of Indianapolis and in 1984 he received his MS from Purdue University. He currently taught English at Clinton Central High School, where he had been teaching for the past 32 years. He was also the junior class sponsor, shot put/discus coach on the track team and for one year was the wrestling coach. Mr. Scofield was on Friends of the Library Board and was co-founder of the Clinton Central Thematic Units.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, December 18th from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nashville, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Greg A. Scofield Scholarship Fund, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Denise Scofield of Frankfort 2 Sons: Brian G. Scofield of Indianapolis and Michael A. Scofield of Avon Park, FL Parents: Gerald & Larilla Jean Scofield of Shelbyville, IN Brother: Steve Scofield of Shelbyville, IN In-Laws: Alan & Connie Pockevich of Nashville, IN Brother-in-Law: David (Alisa) Pockevich of Palmer, AK


41 Condolences for “Greg A. Scofield”

  1. Diana Avery Brown December 15, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Scofield was a fine man and teacher. He was my 8th grade English Teacher in 1978-79. I am now a teacher and believe that he influenced me greatly by the passion that he shared with us through his teaching. I am honored to have been taught by him and to have known him. I hope that you are able to find strength and peace at this time. He will be missed and always remembered!

  2. Dana (Cooper) Miller December 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mr Scofield. He was a great teacher that I was honored to have when I was in school. My brothers and sisters also had him as a teacher. To his family I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. RIP Mr Scofield. You will be missed. Thank you for being a wonderful teacher.

  3. Fred McCarter December 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    My name is Fred McCarter. I’m graduated from CCHS in 1983. Greg was my 8th Grade English teacher. He was one of my favorite teachers of all time. He opened my eyes to the fact that I was a good writer. He probably never knew it, but I was a newspaper reporter and editor for 12 years. I was an award winning reporter. He helped make the writer I am! … I’ve been a corporate media relations (lots of writing) director and I’ve been the Executive Director of a community foundation in Southeastern Indiana (near Cincinnati) for the last five years. I learned of Greg’s passing from one of my nephews who was one of Greg’s students too. I rarely check my Facebook account, but did this week. There are so many CC students that are speaking out about the impact Greg had on their lives. There are many young people he inspired to become teachers. I know they are good teachers. I’m 45 now. Not much younger than your husband, father, brother or son, Greg. … I never really kept in touch with him over the years, but saw him once in a while when I was in town from my home in Cincinnati. The last time I saw him (a year or so ago), I think he was with Andy Robertson working in the concession stand at a ballgame. Greg was working hard! … I want you to know that he really made an impact on a lot of people. You all should be very very proud of his legacy. I guarantee you that I will work harder in my life to be more like Greg, Mr. Scofield. … May God bless you all and comfort you in this time of loss. You will be in my prayers. … By the way, I was the class clown of the Class of ’83. I can’t resist telling you all that I got the biggest laugh once in class when Greg was explaining diagramming sentences to me. The class was really loud and he let a four-letter word slip out of his mouth. He realized no one heard it but me. He simply turned his head toward me and smiled and said “you didn’t hear that did you?” … Of course, he knew I did. All I could think, as an 8th grader was how cool he was to let one slip and still keep his calm. I feel fortunate to know him for just a while. God Bless!
    Fred McCarter
    4656 Cardinal Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45244

  4. Dennis Elick December 16, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Greg was a great friend. I talked to him almost every morning, at lunch, and after school. Each morning when I arrived at Clinton Central I would see his white truck already parked in his normal parking space. He was always so positive about his students and about his plans for the future. Greg lived life to the fullest. I miss him and school will not be the same with him gone.

  5. Marilea Cearlock December 16, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Denise and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Greg. Our son, Craig, has many fond memories of being at your house when he and Brian were young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Take care.
    Keith & Marilea Cearlock

  6. Saundra Sheets December 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Denise and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Greg Garrett December 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

    My deepest condolences to Greg’s family and friends. I rented an apartment from Greg in the mid 90’s. I also knew Greg during my time as Sports Director at WILO/Shine 99. Greg would come to the Jim Dandy restaurant occasionally on Saturday mornings and have breakfast with myself and the county coaches during The Coaches Den Show. I also chatted with Greg when I was broadcasting games at Clinton Central and the other area schools when he was in attendance. Greg was a very nice man and a good landlord. I enjoyed the times we spent talking. My heart felt prayers go out to Greg’s family and friends along with my deepest condolences.
    Greg Garrett.

  8. Douggie Hill December 16, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I will miss you Sco
    Douggie Hill

  9. Dean & Missy Hill December 16, 2009 at 10:52 am

    The Scofield Family:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the next days and months to come. We as parents of a Clinton Central student want to thank you for sharing your loved one daily with our students The lasting impression he made on Douggie Hill will stick with him as he becomes a young man and successful adult. Thank you as parents for all your work, encouragement and support of these students Mr. Scofield, you will be truly missed by all.
    Dean & Missy Hill

  10. Els Stal December 16, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Dear Denise, it was really a shock when I heard from Ada what happened with your husband. I wish you and your boys all the strength you need and believe that my heart is with you. Els

  11. Donna & Jeff Cooney December 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Debbie, Connie, Al, children and family,
    Jeff and I wish to convey our heartfelt sadness at your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and hearts.
    Best regards and blessings to you, Donna and Jeff Cooney ( friends of Connie and Al )

  12. Shauna Frutig Cole December 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Mr. Scofield was one of my very favorite teachers. It was because of him that I really learned to love English class. I remember him always being very real and having a good sense of humor. I am sure that he will be missed by many.

  13. Tawni Timmons December 16, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    To the family of Mr. Scofield.
    He was an amazing teacher, and an amazing human being in all. I just want to let all of you know that he touched my life in such a huge way. I have so many story’s to share with my family to be about my favorite teacher in high school. Fortunately enough my younger brother knows how great he was, and was blessed to have had him in class. I am only 20 years old and graduated only a short time ago. But if it were not for Mr. Scofield I know that I would not be the woman I am today. God Bless you all and I am keeping every single one of you in my prayers.
    -Tawni Timmons

  14. Shelly Brand (Wilkerson) December 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Denise, Brian and Michael-
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Greg was a very nice man and I loved coming down to see you two when you lived by mom and dad. I will be praying for you during this very difficult time.
    Shelly Brand (Wilkerson)

  15. Elisa Nelson December 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Mr. Sco was an awesome teacher he always tried to trip me this year in school lol and I remember when I was in 7th grade and I first had him he used to scare me in class because he would yell to get our attention lol sorry for your loss…

  16. Mary Lipsett December 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Denise-My thoughts are with you and your boys. Such a difficult loss to accept. Jay was the same age as Greg. I remember meeting some of your family and know they will be a tremendous support for you. …….Mary Lipsett

  17. Amber Martin December 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    To Brian and Family:
    We’ll be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and let us know if you need anything.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Pat & Jasmine Futscher, Kat Moore, and Amber Martin

  18. James Turner December 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Greg. We did a lot of running around together all through our high school days in Shelbyville and shared some very fun times with a great group of friends. Greg and I lost touch after that but it sounds like he had a great family, career and life and he will be greatly missed by so many people. You have my deepest condolences.
    Jim Turner

  19. Marielle Freeman December 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Dear Denise and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in these very sad times. From what I have heard Greg was a great husband and father, the loss is huge.
    I hope you will have the strengths together to go on. Some years ago I got to know all of you a little better and I trust you will be a great support for each other.
    Many warm greetings and love from
    Houten, Holland

  20. Julie Allison Richart December 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Family, I have known Greg my entire life (as our parents were friends). I am so very sorry for your Loss!! Greg was a Wonderful Son, Brother, Husband, Teacher and DAD…he will be greatly missed!!! May God be with you all at this time!!
    God Bless!! With Love, Julie Allison Richart

  21. Margo Layman December 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Denise, words are never enough but know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts daily. The students and your family’s loss are God’s gain in heaven. Sincerely in my thoughts and prayers.
    Margo Layman, San Antonio, TX

  22. Doug Keele December 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Dear Family,
    I am the shot put and discus coach at Avon High School. As you know throwers and throwing coaches are a brotherhood. Greg and I always had some great talks at the track meets about our kids, throwing and how handsome graduates are from the University of Indianapolis. Some people live their entire lives and never really make a difference. Greg touched a lot of lives and we thank you for sharing him with us. God Bless

  23. Katie Greeman Deboy December 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Scofield Family,
    I want to first start off with a heart felt condolence in your time of sorrow. Mr. Scofield was my 8th grade English teacher and then I was his student helper when I was a sophomore. I also had the pleasure of working with your son, Michael, at Frankfort when I was employed there. Greg was an awesome guy and teacher. He made learning English fun and because the interaction I had with him as a teacher I too developed a love for teaching English. I am now a sixth grade English teacher and enjoy my job just like Greg did his. What Clinton Centrals lost, God has gained. Rest in peace Sco, you were a great man.
    Katie Greeman Deboy
    Class of 1989

  24. Linda Ingram December 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Denise and family,
    I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God bless you.

  25. Larry Sparks December 16, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Dear Denise and Family,

    I was shocked to hear of Greg’s passing. He and I roomed together in college for parts of three different years. He was such a good person and I am especially sad that we have not been in touch since college. We had a lot of fun and I am sure he was a better influence on me than I was on him. I have thought of him often as I frequently pass by Clinton Central as I travel north to visit my family. If anyone reading this has a friend you have lost touch and from time to time think about making the effort to reconnect, do it immediately. I am truly sorry for your loss and regretful that I did not reconnect wtih Greg. May God Bless you and keep you during this difficult time.

  26. Crystal Perrine Wells December 17, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I went to Clinton Central and had him as a teacher. I loved him very much. He was a great teacher and will be sadly missed by everybody.

  27. Martin and Tracy Toy December 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg was a very good man.
    In Him-
    Tracy and Marty

  28. Mark Bender December 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Hello Brian and family,
    My wife and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I know he will really be missed.
    Mark and Jane Bender

  29. Vicki Padron, The Edge Salon December 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Denise and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

  30. Eileen Cahill (Fingerle) December 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Denise, Brian and Michael
    Sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful neighbor you were to us years ago. Always enjoyed times with you and Greg. Will cherish the fun times we remember watching both of you as new parents. How those years slipped by fast, he leaves good memories with us all.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. With Love. Eileen and Family

  31. Lisa Seng Cosgrove December 18, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Dear Denise, Brian and Michael,
    Being a long time friend of Denise, since high school, in Orland Park IL, this is a tremendous loss to her and the boys. Greg will be greatly missed. He was loved.
    With prayers and sympathy,

  32. Stephanie Ashcraft December 18, 2009 at 12:44 am

    My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Scofield’s family. He touched each of our lives for good. Great teacher and great man. Henry Adams said, “A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.” This was definitely true with him.

  33. Emily Predmore December 18, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I am so sorry for your lose, Brian and family. I new him for a short time, but remember him as a very caring soul.

  34. Cindy Rule-Gutierrez December 18, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I was one of the lucky students who occupied a desk in Mr. Scofield’s 8th grade English class many moons ago. His was a class I always looked forward to because Mr. Scofield made learning fun with his infectious sense of humor. He was an exceptional teacher and person. Thank you for sharing him with me and the many, many students who passed through his classroom over the years. We’re all better for having had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him and learning from him. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  35. Stacy Felty (Wilkerson) December 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Denise, Brian and Michael,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and I am so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your family as Shelly and I grew up down the road from you in Rossville. He was a great man and will be missed by so many.
    Stacy Felty (Wilkerson)

  36. Perry Barbee December 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I will keep you all in my prayers, take care, Perry

  37. Dean & Teresa McNamara December 19, 2009 at 12:14 am

    To all the Family:
    The entire McNamara Family will grieve the loss of our classmate, friend and teammate. Greg was always in my thoughts. His hard work as a young man to be the best he could be still inspires me today.
    He will be missed, but not forgotten.
    Dean, Teresa, Eric, Ben and Nella

  38. Ayo (PT) & Dupe December 19, 2009 at 10:57 am

    This is Ayo (PT) and Dupe it was so sad to hear about your husband. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We can take comfort in knowing that our dead loved ones are resting according to John 11:11 with no pain and waiting for the day when they will be awakened from their deep sleep. What a great day to look forward to. Another promise that is worth waiting for is in John 5:28,29 that says in part “Do not marvel at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. What strength and comfort we can draw from knowledge of the resurrection hope! Meanwhile, we know that God is the God of all comfort and I hope that He will comfort your entire family during this difficult time of yours. Once again, please accept our deepest sympathy and have a blessed day.

  39. Louis and Ada Hofmeijer December 20, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Dear Denise and family,
    This morning we were looking at some old 2005 pictures of you and Greg visiting Kentucky and we are feeling great sadness for Greg no longer be with us.
    Greg was a very nice person and we could see how much you loved him and what a great dad he was.
    We also know Denise that you are a strong woman bearing this huge loss, knowing that you will see him again.
    We will pray and remember him for ever.
    With love,
    Louis and Ada

  40. Sam and Sue Wilkerson December 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Denise and Boys
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I just can’t imagine how you are feeling. Greg was a great man and we enjoyed your family so much. We will be thinking about you often. We know that Greg will be truly missed by a lot of people.
    In Gods Love
    Sam and Sue Wilkerson

  41. Jeff Wagner December 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Greg and I attended school together from Loper Elementary through Shelbyville Sr. High. We had a lot of great times together growing up with our friends. Greg will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Scofield family.
    Jeff Wagner

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