Bratcher Funeral Home

401 West Woodard, Denison, TX


Scott Bechtel

May 11, 1975May 8, 2020
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On Friday, May 8, 2020, Richard Scott Bechtel, devoted and loving husband and father, and owner of Car Wrap City, passed away suddenly at the age of 44 at Wilson and Jones Hospital in Sherman, TX. At the center of Scott’s world and the reason for all he did were his son, Aleksander (from his first marriage) and his wife Tatiana.

Scott was born on May 11, 1975 in Charlotte, NC. He was bright, did well in school, and growing up he planned to become an architect. As a young man he loved to write poems, draw, play the saxophone, and play high school football. Eventually aviation became his passion and, following graduation, he joined the US Air Force where he served his country with honor. He was proud to serve as a Crew Chief of KC-10. He was honorably discharged in 1995 to take care of his dad, Richard Bechtel. Together they operated a father and son business, working side by side for many years at The Pallet and Crating Company.

Scott was never a follower and preferred to make his own path in life. He created several successful businesses from the ground up, creating work and opportunities for others. He was very generous and would assist any charitable organization, and in doing so, touched so many lives. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Women Rock Inc., Shriner's Hospitals for Children, Honor One, Gary Sinise Foundation, Frontiers of Flight Museum, North Texas Montessori Academy, Sherman and Locust Fire Departments, as well as sponsored multiples race cars and events at Texas Motorplex.

Scott is preceded in death by his grandfather J.C. Salyer, grandparents Susan and Roy Bechtel, and newborn daughter from his first marriage - Aleksandra Sophia Bechtel.

He is survived by his wife, Tatiana Marcum, son Aleksander Scott Bechtel, parents Rick Bechtel and Karen Salyer, sister Shannon McCurry Smith and her husband Kevin, grandmother Louise Shorter, aunt Sharon Love, aunt Janet Rowe, aunt Susan McDonald, cousins Todd Bechtel, Mark Rowe, and Donny Rowe, mother-in-law Klara Kayumova, and sister-in-law Nadezhda Khainovskaya.

Scott will be dearly missed by his many friends and family who counted on his calm reassurance, wisdom, and generosity throughout the years. He had a quiet faith and strength of character and he was exactly the kind of man this world needs. He will be remembered and carried in our hearts forever.

Arrangements are being handled by Bratcher's Funeral Home in Denison, TX. Visitation/Family Night will take place at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home chapel Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Following the service is a private / family-only graveside ceremony performed by Orthodox Priest, Fr. John of Saint Seraphim Cathedral


  • Tatiana Bechtel, Wife
  • Aleksander Bechtel, Son
  • Richard Bechtel, Father
  • J.C. Salyer, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Susan Bechtel, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Roy Bechtel, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Aleksandra Sophia Bechtel, Daughter (deceased)
  • Karen Salyer, Mother
  • Shannon McCurry Smith (Kevin), Sister
  • Louise Shorter, Grandmother
  • Sharon Love, Aunt
  • Janet Rowe, Aunt
  • Susan McDonald, Aunt
  • Todd Bechtel, Cousin
  • Mark Rowe, Cousin
  • Donny Rowe, Cousin
  • Klara Kayumova, Mother-in-law
  • Nadezhda Khainovskaya, Sister-in-law

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020


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Alla Michael

May 13, 2020

Scott’s death was so sudden and I am left shocked by his loss . My heart hurts for you Daria and your son Alex. Please let Mark and I know how we can be of help and know that we love you and Alex very much. Scott was a kind and helpful man who loved his family and friends. His brilliance made him a successful businessman and he was not shy with his generosity to others. We will surely miss him but we find great peace in knowing that we will see him again one day in heaven.

Harold Crist

May 13, 2020

You and dad Rick have been a father and brother to me. I will never forget when y’all got me HOOKED on Nascar races!! That will be a memory that I will hold in my heart forever. Love ya brother and gonna miss you. RIP

Luba Brewster

May 12, 2020

Scott was extremely kind and attentive person!
We will miss him a lot but will always remember what a great person he was. My deepest sympathies to Aleks, his family and Darya, the only mother of his children.

Christian Pugh

May 12, 2020

I can’t express how much this news saddens me to hear. Words cannot express how much he will be missed and how he touched so many lives with his warmth. It was a honor to have spent the time I did with him.

My heart goes out to his family at this time.

Shannon Smith

May 12, 2020

I am heartbroken to lose Scott. He was the greatest, most loving brother. And my heart breaks for Tanya, Aleks, Mom and Dad. We wish we could be there. You are all in our hearts and loved so very much!!

Kevin and Shannon

LuAnn Daniel

May 11, 2020

There are no words adequate enough to honor Scott. I met him 10 years ago when Women Rock was just getting started. When I asked him to make our fire truck pink, I expected a resounding no. What I got was a yes, and a wonderful friendship! He has graciously always done anything we asked him to do for Women Rock, all from the goodness of his heart! I am so glad I got to talk to him recently and so heartbroken from his loss. Prayers for strength and comfort to Tatiana, Alex, Richard, Karen and all that are hurting from the loss of such a wonderful man! He will be missed by many!

Bret Stout

May 11, 2020

Scott was one of the kindest and most insightful people I have ever known. He truly cared about his family and the people around him. He will be greatly missed.

Ronda Hughes

May 11, 2020

Scott was a wonderful person!
He will be missed deeply. My heart goes out to his son, wife and family.
I have been doing business with Scott for over 20 years and it was always a pleasure working with him.
I'm so sad for his loss
Love and memories forever
Ronda Hughes

Wendy Dempsey-Mueller

May 11, 2020

Tatiana, So very sorry to hear about Scott’s passing. He was a good man & so kind to both my brother Mike & myself. My deepest sympathies to you and the family.

Wendy Dempsey-Mueller

Keith McCallum

May 10, 2020

We have lost one of the finest friends I have ever known, the world will miss you my buddy... I have always valued the friendship we shared. I, we all will forever miss you forever. Rest easy my friend, your legacy will continue thru all the fiends an family whose lives you have blessed...


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