James Howard Scott Jr.

October 24, 1932November 7, 2018
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James Howard Scott Jr, 86, a native Houstonian, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Poppa Jay, as he was affectionately known as by his family, was born on October 24, 1932 to the late James Howard Scott Sr. and the late Ethel Medlin Scott. He grew up on the east side of Houston graduating from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1951 where he lettered in football and basketball. Jay attended the University of Houston on a basketball scholarship and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1956. He then spent two years serving in the United States Army as a Company Clerk for the NCO Academy at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri. For 35 years, Jay worked as an accountant for Petro-Tex, Denka, and Bayer Oil Companies never leaving the same office building. He enjoyed bowling and attending all sporting events being a lifelong sports enthusiast. He retired in July of 1994. Since retirement, Jay and his wife Violet moved up to the Conroe area where he spent his retirement years playing golf, traveling, watching sporting events, and was an active member of the Conroe First United Methodist Church attending weekly Men’s Prayer Breakfast every Tuesday morning. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother LouEllen Hawkins Scott, beloved sisters Mildred Irene Brown and Enid Mae Broussard. He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Violet Hightower Scott; daughter Robin Girard and husband Steven, grandchildren Richard, Jackson, and Rachel; stepchildren Sandra Day, grandchildren Michael, Jennifer, and Stephanie and Stuart Hudspeth, grandchildren Brittany, Megan, and Hunter; brother Donald Scott and wife Evelyn; numerous beloved nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren, extended family members, and treasured friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 5-7 PM at the Metcalf Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 2:00PM at Metcalf Funeral Directors with the Rev. Janet Stilwell officiating. Interment services will follow at Forest Park – The Woodlands Cemetery. In place of usual remembrances, contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Conroe, 4308 W. Davis Street, Conroe, TX 77304.


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Liz Broussard Williams

January 20, 2019

Sad for you. Yes we’ll miss him at the Fish Fry! I let Kathleen know.

Tamla Pridgen

January 20, 2019

So sorry for this huge loss Robin. He looks like such a sweet man.

Mary Lee Cusic

January 20, 2019

Robin you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Michele Hovis

January 20, 2019

Oh Robin my heart is hurting for you. I adored your sweet daddy! Rest easy Mr Scott.

Andrew Scott

December 21, 2018

Dear Uncle Jay,

As I write you for the last time, I reflect on the great times we spent together. This past week would have been especially hard for you as we lost the owner of the Houston Texans, Bob McNair, then President Herbert Walker Bush, Bush 41, then finished the week losing two key Houston Astros who just won the First World Series for Houston just last year. I was happy you were able to see that happen. Not a day goes by when I visit the girls at your beloved Vernon's that they ask how I'm doing and we share stories about your life.

As I reflect on our life experiences, there wasn't a time where you and Aunt Visit weren't there for me. Whether it was pushing me to finish college, work for FedEx, or support me in my various relationships. I was so happy you didn't have to miss my wedding while on your trip to Israel. I especially enjoyed our last trip to visit Robin in Maryland. The snow storm in Baltimore upon our arrival and the tricky navigation was just another great memory. Whether it was our many Sports trips, a Rich Little show, or hanging out at a Texans or Astros game, I will always cherish the moments.

So as I will forever remember your questions, How's work? San Antonio? My many homes I've moved and lived in and the fleeting love life I've never succeeded with...I bid you a final farwell my friend.

10-4 one last time!

Forever in memory. I can only hope to live a long fulfilling life that you enjoyed.

Your loving Nephew,


Nancy Matney-Wright

November 14, 2018

Dear Violet,
I was sorry to hear of your husband's passing.
You were such a help to me ...years ago. Something I will not forget.
My thoughts are with you.

Nancy Matney-Wright