Funeral details have been announced for a beloved community leader who passed away this week.
William “Rick” Scofield died Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Karmanos Institute from complications after a long battle with Multiple Myloma.
The lifelong Howell resident and businessman was known as a dedicated community volunteer who served on the boards of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, the Livingston Economic Development Council, First National Bank Board, Howell Education Foundation, Howell Opera House, Howell Planning Commission, Livingston County United Way, Community Foundation Of Southeastern Michigan and was the chairman of the Community Foundation of Livingston County. He also served with LACASA and the Howell Carnegie Distract Library boards.
Named Howell Citizen of the Year in 1986, he also had the city park tenamed in his honor by the City of Howell to “Scofield City Park”.
Scofield ran the family business, which began over 70 years ago, and became May and Scofield Electronics, a supplier to the automotive industry.
Scofield is survived by his wife Mary (Schaefer) Scofield, children, Ryan (Brenda) Scofield and Marta-Kate (Matthew) Jackson and granddaughter Lillian Joy Jackson. Also survived by his sisters Rory Scofield and Susan (Dan) Kaba and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, MacDonald’s Chapel of Howell. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the services).
Memorial Contributions are suggested to Community Foundation of Livingston County.