Bobby Scott Plunkett


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Bobby Scott Plunkett

February 4, 1970 – April 9, 2016

Bobby Scott Plunkett, known to most everyone as Scott, 46, of Imperial, CA passed away Saturday, April 9th, as a result of an ATV Off-Road accident –doing what he loved. He was born in Brawley, CA on February 4th 1970. Scott grew up and attended schools in Imperial, CA and graduated High School in 1988. Recently, he was inducted in the Imperial Football Hall of Fame, which he never bragged about and I do not want to leave out all his numerous racing wins and the fact that he still holds a Race Car track record or two at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds in Imperial, CA. Scott was racing Stock Cars and Off-Road Cars by the age of 15, all while playing Football and attending High School.

The funny thing is Scott attended some college, working towards a Business Degree, but he quickly realized that a desk job was not for him. Scott was currently employed at Centinela State Prison as a Correctional Officer from November 1st 1997 until his passing and also owned 4 Play Motorsports and Powder Coating. He would work in the garage every day after his “day job” and weekends (unless it was family

time) on his company and of course keeping our own quads and UTV in tip-top shape. With not many years left to retire and at such a young age, Scott had plans to fully expand his business which funny enough ended up almost being another full-time job while working at the Prison.

Most every person has said right away that Scott would immediately stop whatever he was doing to help out a friend and never asked for anything in return, never mentioning to them his stress or deadlines or ever dream of making someone feel bad about the time he lost from his own deadlines; he would just work harder to not let the other person down that he was working on the project for. Scott rarely spoke about work at the Prison and this mostly as a way to not bring stress home and to always protect his family, but when he did it was always about the actual good friends he had made that he had been able to trust enough to be able to let his true prankster goofball self-show to. Prior to Centinela State Prison Scott worked four and a half years for the Imperial County Sheriff’s Dept. Jail Division as a Correctional Officer and they can attest to his same practical joke nature that made the workday that much easier in such a high stress profession. He always missed his Sheriff’s Office friends and the camaraderie they shared.

Scott is survived by his wife Renee Plunkett who he was together with for a total of 19 years and had just celebrated fifteen years of marriage in February, his parents Bob and Carol Plunkett of Imperial, his children Natasha Mack (27) of Fort Campbell Kentucky (spouse Jordan Mack); Bobby Preston Plunkett who prefers to be called Preston (24) of Bakersfield, CA (long-term girlfriend Britney Bakker); Kamryn Plunkett

21 of Imperial, CA; and Gloree Plunkett (12) of Imperial, CA. His children preceding him in death: Sandee Plunkett (2002) and Blaize Plunkett (2004).

Additionally, his brothers Ronald Plunkett of Imperial, CA (spouse Melissa Plunkett); John Plunkett of Imperial, CA. Scott’s Parents in-laws Terry and Carleen Robertson of Brawley, CA. Brother in-laws:

Terry Robertson II (Deuce) of Imperial, CA and Kenneth Robertson of Brawley, CA along with both of their spouses.

Scott left behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, besides so many wonderful friends that were also his family in his heart.

Funeral Services will be held the following day Saturday, April 23rd at the I.V. EXPO Imperial Fairgrounds complex in the Plaza De Cultura Building beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Scott was unable to complete his last race, so the family is inviting anyone with any type of Off-Road vehicle or Stock Car who would like to participate in helping Scott take that checkered flag one last time to please get in contact with Deuce Robertson via email, as he is coordinating this particular event. This is going to be our way of giving a very wonderful and competitive man the respect that he deserves to something that was so much a part of his life.

Immediately following this event, the Procession to Brawley Riverview Cemetery will proceed. Scott will be laid to rest next to his son Blaize and his daughter Sandee’s Memorial.

We will lastly be returning to the Imperial Fair Grounds Plaza De Cultura Building. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to please join in where we have a time set aside for fellowship and a Celebration of Life.

Anyone, that knew Scott, knew that he could be a man of few words, but if you got him talking, especially, about the right subject, he was so sarcastic, funny and ornery and could pull jokes with the best of them.

The family is asking you to do your best to attend everything and especially return at the end of the day to share with his us all of the stories you can remember, because memories are what is going to get us all through this one day at a time. God Bless.



  1. Please accept my sincerest sympathies for you and your family and friends and all who knew this incredible person. He met with my son, Chuck Borges, for about a half hour before his race, he is devastated. My son has been racing for many years, Expert Quad. I, and my fellow church members have been lifting you all up in prayer in Nebraska since my son shared the news. So so sorry!!!! Our Hope is that you will be reunited when the Lord Jesus come for us! Keeping you in prayer! Jo

  2. Scott was a true friend to my son Buck. although Scott lived in Imperial and Buck lived in Ocotillo during high school years, they remained very close until the day Scott passed. I loved him. He was a wonderful person and I knew him mostly off the race track. He could do no wrong in my son’s eyes. God rest him. He will shine all over Imperial Valley.

  3. I am so very sorry for the loss of a loved one but will celebrate the life he lived as you will.

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