Albert Scott

Obituary
  • "You will be missed you old cuss. Sure have a few women..."
    - Cyrena Stanley

A funeral service for Albert D. Scott, is scheduled at 3 o'clock in the afternoon Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Bullard.

Mr. Scott was born February 3, 1923 near Millport Alabama was the son of William Henry Scott and DeLona Scott. William was a widower and DeLona was a widow when they married. William had thirteen children and DeLona had three children from their previous marriages. Together they had Albert (born Aliques) and William T. William Henry died when Albert was just four years old.

Albert worked from a young age to help put food on the family table. In the fall of 1940 at the age of 17 Albert joined the Civilian Conservation Core (CCC) working in Alabama and Oregon. After the CCC, Albert was drafted into the Army in January 1943 with basic training at Camp Edwards Massachusetts with time spent in Fort Rucker Alabama and Camp Stuart Georgia before being shipped overseas to England in late January 1944. In June 1944 he landed in France as part of the Normandy invasion a few weeks after D-Day. He served in Belgium and Germany until the end of WWII as telephone communication installation and repair personnel. In December 1945 Albert was shipped back to the USA and became a civilian.

January 1946 he married Leila Maye Lazenby. To pursue greater opportunities than were presenting themselves in civilian life; Al reenlisted in the Army in June 1947. He was sent to Fort Monmouth New Jersey to telephone repair school. After training, Al was assigned to the signal core arriving in the Philippines December 1947. He was transferred to Okinawa four moths later where he was promoted to Sargent, which permitted Lea to join him on Okinawa the November 1948.

In March 1950, Albert was transferred back to the US and was eventually sent to Fort Monmouth NJ and then Aberdeen Maryland for radar maintenance school and was promoted to Warrant Office. As commander of a radar maintenance unit he was transferred to Fort Richardson Alaska, Fort Carson Colorado and then to Edgewood Arsenal Maryland where Al and Lea adopted their first child, Clark Albert Scott.

Al was selected for nuclear weapons electronic maintenance officer training at Sandia Base in Albuquerque New Mexico. He was transferred to Tule Greenland and then back to Sandia Base where Al and Lea adopted their second child Barbara Kaye Scott. In 1964 the family moved to Landstuhl and then Pirmasens Germany for a total of four years moving again in 1968 to San Antonio, Texas where Al was stationed at Fort Sam Houston where he retired with a rank of as Chief Warrant officer 4th class on March 1, 1969 after 26 years of active service.

Civilian life found Albert working for R. P. Kincheloe as a medical X-Ray repair and installation technician in San Antonio. Al and Lea divorced, and Albert was transferred to Austin, Texas. Albert married Lillian R. Tipton in 1970. In the mid 70's they moved from Austin to, Harlingen, Texas. After a few years establishing R. P. Kincheloe in the Rio Grande Valley, Albert went to work for Gilbert X-Ray. He and Lil moved to Tyler, Texas briefly and then relocated back to the Rio Grand Valley in Weslaco where they lived together until Lil died in 1988 from complications due to lymphoma.

Al left the Rio Grande Valley in 1989 moving back to Tyler where he married Fannie H. McCorkle in 1992. They lived happily together until Fannie developed Alzheimer's which took her life in 2005. After Fannie died, Al took another chance on love with Addie Gustafson.

Al was a Master Mason Tyler Lodge 1233, past Master of Masonic Lodge 1212 in Weslaco, TX, Sharon Shrine Temple 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and member of the Sharon Shrine Legion of Honor before it disbanded. As a member of the Weslaco lodge, Al looked forward to transporting children from the Rio Grand Valley to the Texas Shriners Hospital for Children.

Al loved to travel. He travelled all over western Europe camping with his family. Once back in the states, he continued to go camping, but in a trailer and then in an RV. He and Lil would take the travel trailer and go fishing whenever they got a chance and would travel out west. Al travelled with Fannie in an RV going to Galveston for the weekends or travelling out west and continued travelling with Addie, but without the RV.

Albert is survived by his wife Addie Gustafson, daughter Barbara K. Scott, Clark's three children - David, Amanda, and Ashley - and three great-grandchild
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Oct. 5, 2017
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