John Alton Scales

John Alton Scales WHITESBORO-John Alton Scales, 80, passed away on Dec. 19, 2012, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Sherman. A private family graveside will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home in Whitesboro. John was born on April 14, 1932, in Pampa, Texas, to Willis Alton and Star (Freeman) Scales. He served in the United States Navy with distinction during the Korean War. John married Laurel Brooks on Feb. 2, 1979, in Clovis, N.M. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Whitesboro. John was retired from the Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma Coach Company. Survivors include his wife, Laurel Scales of Whitesboro; children, Regan White and wife Anita of Whitesboro, and Courtney Jackson of Whitesboro; grandchildren, Andrea Foreman and husband Jon, and James Allen White; and great-grandchild, Dakota Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents. To sign the online registry, go to

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 23, 2012