Scott Andrew "Skitz" Haines, of Pewee Valley Kentucky, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday December 12, 2020. Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents Grace & Andrew Kulka, his grandmother, Helen Haines, his grandfather, Edward Haines, and his father, Greg Haines.
Scott was survived by his Grandmother Rina Haines, his Aunt & Uncle (godparents) Betty Jean and James Hipskey, his Mother, Janis Lindskog (Dan), his Mom, Katie Haines, his siblings: Beverly (Robert), Marc (Angie), Jeff (Erica) and Erin (Patrick) along with nine nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and nephews, his Shady brothers, numerous cousins and a multitude of friends.
Scott was born in Lexington on January 14, 1980 to Greg E. Haines and Janis Lindskog. At the age of 12, Scott moved to Crestwood where he lived with his dad and second mom, Katie. He graduated from South Oldham High School in 1999. As a trumpet playing member of the SOHS Marching Band, he performed in the halftime show of the 1999 Orange Bowl.
Scott attended Ivy Tech and went on to become an automotive technician. After achieving his ASE Master Certification at age 30, he was a key cog in the success of Springdale Automotive where he was a valued employee for 21 years.
The Shady Glen Club was an integral part of Scott’s life, where he served as both vice president, and president. Along with his Shady Glen brothers, Scott dedicated his time to fundraising not only for the club, but also for various charities, most notably the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project.
With his brother Jeff, Scott was a founding member of Habros Audio, running sound and lighting for various bands in Louisville, in particular the Decades. With the help of his mentor and ham radio buddy, Phil Hoagland, Scott was well on his way to being an accomplished sound engineer.
Scott was an avid UofL fan; he loved his basketball and was rarely seen without his UofL hoodie or t-shirt. He also loved riding motorcycles, hanging with friends and drinking beer. In addition, Scott was seasoned chef; he loved to cook and experiment with various recipes. He was a veritable connoisseur of herbal refreshments.
Affectionately known as Skitz, Scott always went out of his way to make others happy. His friends are too numerous to count; Scott never knew a stranger. He was always willing to help in any way he could, and generally made everyone around him glad they had known him. Skitz was the Master of Smiles
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