Herbert Lee Scott "Scotty"
Herbert Lee Scott, received his reward of eternal rest on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at UTMB Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Affectionately known as "Scotty", he was born August 4, 1948, in East Bernard, TX, to the late Clarence and Elsie Mae Scott. He attended and graduated from Hungerford High School in 1965 and immediately after high school he attended Wharton Junior College, until he was drafted into the US Marine Corp. He went on to fight in the Vietnam War, where he received a medal for expert sharpshooter, the Purple Heart and was honorably discharge. Scotty was a devoted member of First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, president of the B.T.U., director of the Drill Team, and also as a custodian. He was formerly employed at White's Automotive, H L&P, and retired from BP Amoco Oil Refinery as an operator.
He is preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Betty Jean Swanner; father-in-law, Johnny Swanner; brothers-in-law, Harrison Johnson and James Earls.
He leaves to cherish sweet memories, a very devoted and very loving wife of 37 years, Lois Marie Scott; daughter, Maria Dupree(Anthony) of La Marque; three grandchildren, Markie Jo'Mon , Mar'Quette Jo'Won , and, Macayla La'Shay Dupree; one adoptive grandson, Edmon Wells II; sister, Clara Earls of Texas City; brother, Edwin Scott (Elirra) of Wharton, TX ; nephews, Herbert, Garvin, Craig; niece, Roslyn Douglas( Ervin); Goddaughter, Ashley McCoy, and a host of other relatives, friends, and the First Baptist Church Family.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 23rd from 5-7:00 pm at First Baptist Church (819 MLK BLVD, Texas City). A service to celebrating his life will also be held at the church on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at 11:00 AM, with Pastor A.L. Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
We would like take the opportunity to thank Pastor Bell, Rev. and Sis. Clark, First Baptist Junior Women Ministry, and the entire First Baptist family. A special thank you to the UTMB 6th floor nursing staff, MICU nurses Joann and Stephanie, Transplant Coordinator Karen, Dr. Lick and the entire transplant team. A very special thank you to Sandra Pettus.