April 21, 1925 – May 10, 2014|
ODESSA Charlie Merle Scott was born April 21, 1925, in Childress, Texas, to Charles Carlton Scott and Ora Annie (Tucker) Scott.
He proudly served his country during WWII as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class in the Navy aboard the USS Colhoun. Upon return from the Navy he moved to Odessa, Texas, to work with his older brother Clyde as a custom home builder and remodeler.
There at the Odessa Roller Rink he met his true love, Carolyn R. Bradshaw. They were married on December 17, 1948. They just celebrated 65 years together this past December. Together they raised three daughters, Valerie, Elizabeth and Barbra. While in Odessa, he and Carolyn were avid bowlers, bowling in a Monday night league for over 25 years. They started dancing after the girls were married and made many wonderful memories dancing together at the VFW and American Legion in Odessa. In 1980, he and Carolyn moved to Buchanan Dam. They enjoyed over 30 years in the lakeside subdivision of Greenwood Acres. They were members of Buchanan West Baptist Church. This last year was spent at the Oaks Nursing Home, where he made many friends.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clyde Scott, sisters Velma Montgomery, Ada Lee Scott, Eva Norman, Lila Faye McGuire and Birdie Starr.
Survived by wife Carolyn of the home, Valerie and Doak Thornton of Cedar Creek, Liz and Bill Roberson of Odessa, Barbra and Jerry Pinner of Levelland, brother Alvie and Molly Scott of Farmington, New Mexico. Grandchildren Kelly Ferguson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kasey Stirling of Cedar Creek Texas, Katherine and Shawn Nelson of Burnet, Chris and Summer Roberson of Round Rock, Stephanie and Todd Latham of Levelland, Trina and Jimmy Payton of Midland, Texas. Great Grandchildren Grace Liska, Megan and Allie Latham, Taylor Karsyn and Dylan Payton, Will and Brett Nelson, Ellie Hank and Samantha Roberson and Caden Bennett.
Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Buchanan West Baptist Church with Reverend John Taylor officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons Chris Roberson, Shawn Nelson, Todd Latham, and Jimmy Payton.
Burial will follow at Bluffton Cemetery with the Highland Lakes Honor Guard delivering military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Lakeshore Branch Library, 7346 RR 261, Buchanan Dam, Texas 78609, or Greenwood Acres POA Beautification, P.O. Box 132, Bluffton, Texas 78607.
Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc., Kingsland, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
Published in Odessa American on May 13, 2014