OBITUARY

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.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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James Howard Scott Jr.

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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

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