Services for Russell T. "Scotty" Scott, 70, of Tyler are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Paul Powell and the Rev. Pat Mallory officiating.
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Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in St. Joseph, Mo., under direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home. Local arrangements are under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mr. Scott passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Little Rock, Ark.
He was born Sept. 11, 1940, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Russell Louis and Lola Marie Resler Scott Abbott. He graduated from St. Joseph Junior College and attended Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan.
Mr. Scott worked at Swift & Co. until 1970 when he moved to Dallas. There he formed several companies with business partner Mike Loehr in the food, software and transportation industry with offices in several locations. He also maintained residences in Dallas and Vail, Colo., and had a beloved ranch in Overton.
Mr. Scott was a committed Christian and watch care member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler and a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran church in St. Joseph. He was a passionate supporter of St. Paul Lutheran School.
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Russell Louis Scott; mother, Lola Marie Resler Scott Abbott; stepfather, John Robert Abbott; and half brother, Robert Lawrence Abbott.
He is survived by his longtime friend and caregiver, James D. Bozman; a number of cousins; and a host of friends too numerous to mention.
Pallbearers will be Joe Carlyle, Craig Adams, Mike Coker, Ed Nolen, Michael Jones, Juan Vanegas, Skip Ogle and Mike Loehr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Doug Coltman, Dr. Duane Andrews, Dr. Bill Hyman and Dr. Frank Ward.
Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler.
If desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, 4715 Fredrick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 1, 2011