Joseph Lemuel Scott TAHOKA-Our Daddy, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, Joseph Lemuel Scott, died on Jan. 7, 2014, at the age of 95, just two days shy of his 96th birthday. He was born on Jan. 9, 1918, to Fred and Maud Abel Scott. He graduated from Carbon High School and attended Texas A&M University. In 1936, Fred and Maud moved the family to Lynn County settling on the home place east of Wilson where they farmed and raised cattle, hogs, chickens and bees. Lemuel joined the Army Air Corp during World War II. During this time he met and married the love of his life, Mary Jane Godwin. After the war, Lemuel went back to farming and built their home east of Tahoka in 1950. The love of his life, Mary Jane Scott, preceded him in death on Jan. 14, 2002. Lemuel is survived by two daughters, Rose and Lema (Josie); three sons, John, Jack, and Freddy; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many friends, including Mr. Wayne Whitehorn, his Ascension Island war buddy. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Combest Family Funeral Homes of Tahoka, with the family receiving guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Tahoka, officiated by Dr. Steven Bonner with burial in Nevels Memorial Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Scott-Gentle Foundation in care of Wells Fargo Advisors, 4720-A Loop 2896 SW, Lubbock, TX, 79414 or to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, 90 Park Ave, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Both of these charities devote 100% of any donation to funding research for a cure for schizophrenia. Please celebrate the life of Mr. Joseph Scott by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com for a complete life story.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 10, 2014