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Frank Douglas Scutchfield, M.D., known to his immediate family as "Doug" and to the rest of the world as "Scutch", died on May 23, 2022, after 80 years of striving to make the world a better place.

Scutch was an author, diplomat, doctor, editor, educator, father, founder, friend, grandfather, husband, mentor, researcher, veteran, and inaugural dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. He was a public health champion, hero, and humanitarian.

A celebration of life will be held at the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky on June 22, 2022, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and will be livestreamed on YouTube here.

After the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to tell tales (tall and true) about the character known as Scutch.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be the Eastern Kentucky University Scutchfield Endowment Scholarship Fund, UK College of Public Health, or the University of Kentucky Opera Department.

Scutch's Obituary