SHERMAN - Richard G. Scott III, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, died April 23, at Autumn Leaves in Carrollton, Texas. He was 90.|
Services, with military honors, will be at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 76211.
Mr. Scott, who was born in Waco, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1923, attended school in Corsicana, graduated from high school in Sherman, and enlisted in the Army on April 7, 1942, in Dallas at age 18. He was a proud Texan, a passionate American patriot and a member of the Greatest Generation. After serving in Europe as a radar technician and sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Mr. Scott was honorably discharged in 1945.
He then attended and was graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and later entered the property and casualty insurance business in Dallas. He was a partner and owner of several independent insurance agencies during his career before retiring in Amarillo, Texas.
He was the son of Richard G. Scott Jr. and Genevieve Inabnit Scott. He had two younger sisters, Susie Scott Fuller and Shirley Scott Nobles, who preceded him in death.
For many years, he enjoyed sailing, fishing, painting, collecting Native American artifacts and travel, especially in Texas and New Mexico.
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Totten Scott. He is survived by his three children, all Texas natives, Richard H. Scott of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Jane Scott Guarino, wife of Ralph Guarino, of Carrollton; and Suzanne Scott Kneale, wife of Jim Kneale, of Tulsa, Okla.
Other survivors include six grandchildren: Amy E. Scott of Austin, Texas; Jessica Scott Recht of Dallas, Texas; Chris Faubion of McKinney, Texas; Shelby Faubion of Lewisville, Texas; J.C. Kneale of Houston, Texas; and Hillary Kneale of Cincinnati, Ohio. Additional survivors include six great grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Restland Funeral Home – Coppell Chapel, 400 South Freeport Parkway, Coppell, Texas 75019.
Flowers may be delivered to the funeral home until 11 am, May 7.
Published in The Herald Democrat from May 4 to May 5, 2014