Aubrey Wade Scott LUBBOCK- Born October 4, 1917 in Kalgary, Texas, Wade Scott was the second of four children born to Oly Franklin and Rebecca Evaline Scott. He graduated Crosbyton High School, where he played sports. He attended McMurry University in Abilene, participating in football, baseball and track. He served in the Navy with the Pacific Fleet during WWII. In 1940 Wade married J. Juanita Nita Ross of Crosbyton, and they had a wonderful life together lasting more than 70 years. They raised two sons, Ronald Douglas Scott and Roger Kendall Scott. In the 1960's they owned and operated Ross Caf across from Forrest Lumber Company. Wade and Nita served as adopted parents to numerous out-of-town Texas Tech students and were longtime season ticket holders to Tech football and basketball. Wade and Nita were members of Broadway Church of Christ. They enjoyed playing Bridge and 42, and entertaining friends and family in their home. Wade Scott loved his flowers. Geraniums were a favorite. His sons, along with neighbor John, built him a greenhouse in the backyard of his home on 12th Street. He spent many enjoyable hours nurturing and propagating his plants, and they thrived because of his care. Always in good humor, Wade was quick with a joke and a smile. His barbecue and culinary skills were legendary. He spent many hunting seasons chasing that elusive Wapiti (elk) in the Colorado Mountains with son Roger. He chased golf balls in the hills of North Carolina with son Ronald as well as around Lubbock with his golfing buddies. Wade was preceded in death by his beloved Nita, brothers Virgil and W.T, and grandson Trevor Scott. Wade is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Melody Scott of Apex, N.C., and Roger and Cindy Scott of Richardson, Texas; sister, Elene Steele of Dallas; sister-in-law, Velma Reagan of Richardson; a granddaughter, Allison; one great-grandchild, Averie of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews. He requested memorials in his name to Children's Home of Lubbock, P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, Texas 79408. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel at Broadway Church of Christ under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors and officiated by nephew Jim Ross of Minco, Okla. Interment will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, officiated by nephew Mike Ross of Friendswood, Texas.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from July 18 to July 19, 2012