Lorrin Jack Scott

October 30, 1948December 14, 2018

Lorrin J. Scott, 70, of Colorado City, previously from Paris, Tx, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018. Lorrin was born on October 30, 1948 in Odessa, Tx, to L. J. “Jack” Scott and JoAnn Orren Scott.

Lorrin attended Odessa public schools and graduated from Odessa High School in 1967. After graduation, he attended Arlington Baptist College where he met his wife Sarah. Lorrin changed the direction of his career into medicine. He attended Odessa College where he earned a degree in Respiratory Therapy. Lorrin moved his family to a little city known as Paris, Tx. to work for McCuistion Regional Medical Center. After only being there for a short time, a Physician at the hospital saw the potential for Lorrin to be successful and useful Physician Assistant and offered to share their knowledge and skills with him. Lorrin was able surpass all the required tests to qualify for this particular career path.

Lorrin became a Physician Assistant, grandfathered into a new Physician-taught/ instructed program. He obtained his license to practice medicine in the early 70’s. In the early 1990’s an opportunity to serve those in Mitchell County perked an interest for Lorrin. He left Paris, Tx and found his new home at Mitchell County Hospital where he was employed until his death.

Lorrin had a servant’s heart. He had a passion to not only help those in need of medical attention but to also serve those in his community. Lorrin carried a wealth of knowledge. You could rarely not find him nose deep in a medical journal or book. He loved sharing his knowledge, work ethic and skills with others that he opened his home to students in the Physician Assistant program at Texas Tech University. The students were invited to come live at his home while completing their clinical studies with him at the hospital or clinic. His love for others did not stop at the hospital as he and Sarah chose to foster children where they met their third daughter and fourth child Amanda. Lorrin served his community in various civic organizations. He was involved with the Paris Jaycees where he demonstrated his strength in leadership and Lamar County Sheriff Reserve where he served and protected his community. He welcomed a new found interest in the Red River Valley Fair Association. He was involved in different aspects of the organization but loved the fair and especially the rodeos. He served a term on the board of directors with the fair association.

It was because of these hospitals and civic organizations Lorrin met and found his life long friends.

Lorrin filled his free time caring for his land and horses. It started at a young age his love for horses. From his time spent at Prude Ranch in Fort Davis to serving on the Ector County Sheriff Posse horse patrol , horses would be an important part of his life. Lorrin was not much of a traveler but if he was on vacation you could find him in the mountains of Colorado or a good ole rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He would also enjoy shorter trips to Ft. Davis, Alpine or visiting family. His family was very important to him. You could always hear him telling a good story or corny joke.

Lorrin accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age.

Lorrin is survived by wife Sarah Scott of Amarillo, Tx. and his mother JoAnn Scott of Odessa, Tx. Also survived by his children Amy Colwell (Jeff) of Royse City, Tx, Ashley Valdez (Joseph) of Amarillo, Tx, Lorrin (Trey) Jack Scott III (Shannon) of Odessa, Tx and Amanda Scott of Midland, Tx. He is also survived by his sister Laurie Scott of Odessa, Tx and eleven grandchildren Thomas, Sharon, Morgan, Connor, Madison, Shannon, Jackie, Annalei, Zerick, Paisley, and Zailee Grace and numerous cousins and friends.

Lorrin is preceded in death by his father L. J. “Jack” Scott.

A memorial service will be held on Monday December 17, 2018 at 2 pm in the Kiker Seale Chapel with Doctor Jerry Shields officiating. Interment will follow in Colorado City Cemetery. Family Vistation will be on Sunday December 16, 2018 at Kiker Seale Funeral Home from 6pm to 8 pm.

Lorrin would want to tell the citizens of Mitchell County what a privilege and honor it was serve you all of these years.

In leui of flowers, please consider donations to Michell County chariable Foundation or Buckners Children and Family Services of Mildland County.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 17, 2018

Lorrin Jack Scott

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Bambi Timmerman

December 16, 2018

My mother was Lorrin’s nurse for many years. I met him when I was around 17 years old. Over the years, he was such a precious friend to my mom, and to me.

No matter what was going on in our lives, Lorrin showed up: weddings, hospital stays, funerals. He was there. That’s the kind of person he is—whether you were celebrating a high or you were weathering a low—he showed up for you, pitching in if he could.

A brilliant medical mind, he was self-deprecating, with an acerbic wit—Lorrin had, also, this calming, stabilizing quality about him. He would encourage you, perhaps tease you a little, and he’d help you to realize that, no, the sky was not falling—it was all going to be okay. He was always right— it was.

We are going to miss this unique soul. I don’t know what it’s going to be like at my family’s next high or low and not look around and see Lorrin standing there. There’s always going to be a Lorrin-shaped hole in our hearts and in our lives.

We love you, LJ. Thank you for showing up for us all these years, sharing your concern and vast wisdom with us.

Thank you, Scott family—for sharing your Lorrin with so many of us.

Love, Bambi, AKA, “devil-child”!

*seriously, Lorrin, could you have thought of a cuter nickname for me? Lol. Only you, Lorrin!

Kristi Wright

December 16, 2018

I had the honor of working with Lorrin in Fisher County and Mitchell County. I could sit for hours and talk with Lorrin and well we often did that. He was an amazing mentor. He knew i hated cardiac and he loved it and was such a grand instructor. He would sit and teach me for hours. Let me borrow books and he would later “quiz” me on the topics. He often would lovingly remind me i needed to go back to school and further my career. He was so very good and uplifting you. He knew how hard it was sometimes doing this job but he would make you feel better by his silly jokes. We sat one morning and joked about how many funny abbreviations we used so others would not know what we were talking about. He never ever missed an opportunity to teach or be taught. He would ask me what i learned new flying and then talk about it in great detail. He loved loved loved his family. He would talk about them every time we spoke. He loved his co workers like family too ( well some). He always let you know where you stood. I will so miss my friend. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Gates of Heaven opened quickly and “well done my good and faithful servant” was spoken quickly. God bless those left behind and God Speed my sweet friend!!

Robin Cook

December 16, 2018

I worked with Lorrin also at Mitchell County Hospital. We maintained Our friendship over the years even though We were miles apart. He always had an encouraging word, always positive. He was a very good listener and had many words of wisdom. He talked me thru my recent scare of possible breast cancer and was there for me during my brother's diagnosis of lung cancer. I miss him already. Many prayers and condolences to the Family, I know Lorrin was truly loved and will be missed very much. May you rest in peace Lorrin.

Kim Giovanni

December 15, 2018

Our hearts go out to Trey, Shannon, Morgan and Paisley and the rest of the Scott Family. We are so saddend to hear about your Dad's passing. Wish we could be with you.
Love - Mom, Aunt Kim and Aunt Cheryl.

Jennifer James

December 15, 2018

I too had the honor and privilege to work with Lorrin at Fisher County Hospital. He was truly a great mentor to many and encouraged others to persue their education. Always had a kind word for everybody. Condolences to his family.

Donna Goebel

December 15, 2018

I worked many years with Lorrin Scott at Mitchel County Hospital he he will be greatly missed! He was an awesome Physician Assistant and was dedicated to his profession and patients.

Larry Howard

December 15, 2018

I had the privilege to work with Lorrin for several years at Fisher County Hospital. He was a great co worker, mentor and encourager but best of all I got to call him a life long friend. I love that man and his family deeply and the medical world has last one of the finest PA’s to ever practice medicine. May the Lord overwhelm the whole family with peace and comfort. We love you all. Larry Howard

Derald Bulls

December 14, 2018

My sympathy to the Scott family. I'm saddened to hear of Lorrin's death. I had the pleasure to be associated with him professionally at McCuistion Regional Medical Center and personally as we were both active members of the Paris Jaycees. Lorrin's passion for both roles were an example to us all. I always knew when he was at a community service project, we had our own security detail on the job.
May God comfort you today and in the days ahead blessed with a lifetime with a man who had a servant's heart. I know I can speak for all former Jaycees that Lorrin lived the last line of the creed we said at every meeting, "Service to humanity is the best work of life!"