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Kiker-Seale Funeral Home

338 Locust Street, Colorado City, TX

OBITUARY

David Burk Scott

November 12, 1943September 12, 2019
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Good cowboys and horse trainers are few and far between these days. The world just lost another good one. David Burk Scott passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. David was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on November 12, 1943. Early on, his family moved back to Sweetwater, Texas, where his father worked on a ranch for George Bradford. David learned his cowboy ways at a young age by doctoring screw worms on broncs. After graduating from high school, he went to work for Buster Welch, who sharpened his horse training skills. After working for Buster for a year, he went to work at Renderbrook Spade Ranch. There, he met Susan Hock, who he married in 1966. They had one son together, Cody Burk Scott. After they left Spade Ranch, he broke horses and worked or managed several ranches in the area. In 1980, he went to work for Coleman Ranch, where he remained for 39 years. He is preceded in death by his father Oran Burk Scott, his mother Comilla Mae Scott and one brother Richard Leon Scott. He is survived by his son Cody Scott and wife Bridget. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Brian and wife Kailey, Kaylee Jo, and Jase Wright Scott. He is also survived by his sister Sarah Swindle, and his close friend and sweetheart, Jessie Crowson. Last but not least, he is survived by his “adopted” grandson and family Cory Beavers, wife Kayla, and son Riggin. A graveside service for David will be held on Thursday, September 19th at 2pm in the Cuthbert Cemetery of Mitchell County The family will be present for a visitation on Wednesday, September 18th from 6-8 pm at the Kiker Seale Funeral Home. PallBearers will be Cory Beavers, Dane Powell, Robert Menix, Tom Thompson, Larry Don Nachlinger, and Eddie Strain. Those wishing may share a memory by visiting www.kikerseale.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 19, 2019

Memories

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Penny Bauche

September 19, 2019

David was a special person to the Coleman Ranch. Each time we came out to the Ranch, we were greeted with a tip of the hat and a warm smile, which only David could deliver. He patiently taught us everything we know about the ranching business. We SO enjoyed how he carried us around the ranch and patiently answered our endless questions. He explained how he worked the herd and gave us an idea of what to expect. The auctions were exciting, too.
We had no idea that the Coleman Ranch could look so good. He suggested ways to improve the ranch land. By grubbing, spraying, building dykes and seeding we were able to reclaim the land for pastures. He also found ways to enlarge and improve the bunkhouse to make it more habitable and enjoyable. We thank him for that!
As our families grew, we began to bring our children, and then our grandchildren, to the Ranch. David was always open to listening to what they had to say and answered their questions with the same degree of patience and dedication.
He was a cowboy and a rancher and we appreciate his devotion to the Coleman Ranch and for politely putting up with us.
He will be greatly missed and always a part of the Coleman Ranch.

With love and sympathy to Cody and family,
Penny, Kim and Karen

Eddie Guerra

September 19, 2019

I will be forever greatful to our Lord for connecting me to David Scott! For almost 18 years the hunters and myself would enjoy spending time on a Saturday morning having a cup of coffee with David and listening to the passion he had for his profession and the love he had for the Coleman Ranch! A real cowboy who took care of 9000 acres and took care of it well! He let us know about the safety and respect we should have for the ranch and it kept us humble for sure! David loved his family and would speak of the times he would get to drive to San Angelo for business and see family! From all the hunters to the Scott and Coleman family, thank you for sharing this man with us! May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you! Eddie Guerra

Troy Menix

September 16, 2019

Menix Family.

Troy Menix

September 16, 2019

Menix Family.

Troy Menix

September 16, 2019

Menix Family.

Troy Menix

September 16, 2019

Menix Family.

Troy Menix

September 16, 2019

Menix Family

Troy Menix

September 16, 2019

David was a old school cowboy. I enjoyed working with him, listening to his stories, and just having a good time over the last several years. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten!!
Troy Menix

Will Vickrey

September 15, 2019

Everything I know about ranching, particularly our ranch, I learned through many hours spent with David.

What David inherited in 1980 was more of a zoo than a cattle operation: Charolais, beefalo, Limousin, etc. Didn’t take long to develop a herd he could be proud of.

We’ve been together through thunderstorms, 60 mile an hour winds, 111 degree heat, snow, and fire. I considered David a friend much more than an employee. Every time I drove out the gate headed home, I was looking forward to our next visit.

David didn’t ride for the brand - he WAS the brand. It won’t be the same without him.

Well done, David.

Steve and Carolyn Smith

September 14, 2019

David was always very nice when he stopped by our offices on Coleman Ranch business. He will be missed by many.
Deepest condolences to Cody and family.

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