1941 - 2014 Mr. Archie Leo Scott died peacefully at his home on Thursday, 04 December 2014 in Woodville at the age of 73. He was born on 24 June 1941 in Port Arthur, TX to Merlin & Nellie Scott. Archie is survived by two children, Shanna Scott Pandohie of Grand Cayman and Heath Scott of Carriere, Mississippi; siblings, Millard Scott of Woodville and Ava Vincent-Kinsey of Florida; grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Jordan Patton, Mitchell Daniel, Amber Pandohie, Amanda Pandohie, Andreas Pandohie, and Hope Scott; great-grandchildren, Jade Smith-Patton, Alyk Smith, Harlee Daniel, Jenesis Young, and Jaleia Young; son-in-law, Anthony Pandohie; daughter-in-law, Vivian Pillo Scott; and great-niece and caretaker, Brandi Scott, along with a host of beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. His parents, Merlin and Nellie Scott; and 2nd Mother, Ethel Scott; along with brothers, Ellison, Elroy, and Jim Scott preceded him in death. Archie grew up in Port Arthur and Groves. He attended Port Neches-Groves High School and went to Lamar University. He made his home, raised a family, and lived in Nederland, Texas until he retired. Archie was a journeyman welder for Pipeliners Local Union 798 for many years, which included welding on the Alaskan Pipeline. He then moved into the marine repair business, eventually founding his own company, B & A Marine Services in Port Arthur. Prior to pipelining, he had worked at Gulfport Shipyard and with the success of B & A Marine he acquired the facility and renamed it Westport Shipyard. He then also started a land based construction company known as B & A Construction. Always enjoying big trucks, he later added a trucking business, Scott Eastern Express. Upon retirement, he headed up to the country outside of Woodville, where he raised cattle, made hay, and enjoyed many other farming and equipment interests. He enjoyed horses from the time he was a child and of course his ranch always included several. He also raised and trained border collies for a while. Archie was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved living on his ranch and enjoyed hosting barbeques and crawfish boils for family and friends. His grandchildren and other children in the family loved spending summers with him in the country. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday, 11 December, at 6:00p.m., at Fellowship Church in Woodville, Texas. Services under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Condolences can be offered at: rileysfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 9, 2014