Willis J. "Steve" Scott, age 83, died November 2, 2013, at Hamilton Hospital in Olney, TX.
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Mr. Scott was born on November 17, 1930, in Vega, Texas to the late Willie Joe and Anna Agnetta (Bergstrom) Scott. He married Juanelle Davis on June 27, 1952, in Tucumcari, NM, and they celebrated their sixty-first anniversary in June of 2013. He served in the United States Naval Reserves. He received his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and Math from West Texas State University in Canyon, TX, and was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course. He taught school in Friona, Stratford, and Miami, Texas. He worked four years for Plainview Production Credit Union, before going back to his first love of farming and ranching. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Olney, TX. He moved to Olney, TX in 2012 from Melrose, NM. While living in Melrose he was active in the Parents Teachers Association, the Band and Athletic Booster Clubs, where he served as President. He was also past-President of the Melrose Senior Citizens Board of Directors, and served several terms on the Finance Committee of the Melrose First United Methodist Church.
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: James Robert "Pedro" Scott, one sister: Joan Cook, and a nephew: Steve Meyers.
Survivors include his wife, Juanelle Scott of Olney, TX; one son, Dickie Scott and wife Gail of Olney, TX; one daughter, Becky Reed and husband Joe of Melrose, NM; four granddaughters: D'Layna Moore and husband Jordan of Clovis, NM, Robin Caton and husband Steve of Melrose, NM, Sydnee Scott of Austin, TX, and Kodee Scott of Olney, TX; and one great-grandson, Reed Stephen Caton.
Memorials may be sent to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or, Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Nov. 7, 2013