Industry mourns loss of RVing advocate Scott Marrs

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Scott Marrs passed away late Friday night after battling complications related to a medical procedure. He was the principal lobbyist and representative in the state capitol for various organizations throughout the southwest Missouri region and the Ozarks, including the City of Springfield, Missouri State University, Boys and Girls Club, Mercy, Bass Pro Shops, Branson, and many others.

He was a strong proponent of the RV industry in the state and an executive with the Missouri Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA).

“Scott Marrs always worked extremely hard to protect the interests of RV dealers and the industry in Missouri,” said RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. “He was a smart and strategic thinker who was always willing to share his knowledge with others. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”


He added, “Marrs enjoyed the company of family, numerous friends, coworkers and clients. While politics and the happenings of the state legislature were his primary concern, he also loved the scenic beauty and outdoor opportunities Missouri had to offer, and he raised his family to do the same. He worked hard for his clients, the betterment of the state and the lives of people in it and for that, we are eternally grateful. It was a privilege to work with Scott and an even greater honor to call him a friend.”

Ingrassia reports that the RVDA Governmental Services Group will continue to build on the legacy that Marrs created and all work will continue as usual. He stated, “The Governmental Services Group is prepared to provide the same caliber of dedication and passion that Scott employed throughout his career. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns.”

Marrs leaves behind his beloved family, his loving wife Brigitte of 37 years, an educator; his daughter Katharine, a national political advisor; and his son William, a lawyer and political consultant. His mother Barbara Bullington, his brother David Marrs, his sister Julie Hendrickson; all from Springfield. As well as Stan Bullington of Poplar Bluff, and Michelle Marrs of Springfield.

Marrs was a graduate and true son of the University of Missouri: with a Master’s in Public Administration from the Truman School of Public Affairs, a political science graduate of Drury University, and an avid Mizzou Football fan.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 2, at First Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Boys Scouts of America – Ozark Trails Council, and the National Park Service.

SOURCE: RVDA and Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home


Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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