Henry Scott Yocum III

February 9, 1956June 5, 2018
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Henry ‘Scott’ Yocum, III, age 62, walked the stairway to heaven on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Scott was born on February 9, 1956, in El Dorado to the late Judge and Mrs. Henry Scott Yocum, Jr. After graduating from Baylor High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.

His beautiful bride of 34 years is blessed with an abundance of memories beginning with their blind date in a private hut at the Hush Puppy Restaurant in Camden. Scott and Paula soon married July 22, 1983. A fairy tale love story ensued as Scott became king of his castle and his two princesses, Lauren Michelle and Melissa Ann, entered the storyline.

One of his proudest achievements is his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America, an organization that he supported heartily for the remainder of his life.

Scott, AKA “Pappy” to his twin granddaughters Atalie Faith and Emmie Vera, provided above and beyond for his family every day of his life with his patience or words of encouragement. When he was not pouring into family and friends, Scott had a love for target shooting and listening to music for hours on end. Being the devoted father and husband that he was, Scott was able to set aside his masculinity to allow his princesses to style what little hair he had with their favorite bows and ribbons. He spent many hours supporting Lauren and Melissa’s involvement with school and extracurricular activities, videoing dance recitals, and offering fatherly wisdom to his girls and their husbands, Austin White (Lauren) and Corey Hickson (Melissa). It was in 2009 and 2016 that Austin and Corey joined the family, bringing numbers to Scott for the ‘man tribe’ and fulfilling the roles of sons to Paula and Scott.

Scott served faithfully on Sunday mornings in suit and tie at the First United Methodist Church, though we all know he was most comfortable in his sweatpants or shorts and T-shirts loving on his two Labradors, Honey and Sassy.

Supporting the El Dorado community, having lunch with friends at Town House, and fellowshipping with family at Calion are all memories that grounded Scott and made him who he was.

His selfless, charismatic, and joyful spirit will be missed but forever carried on by countless cousins, family members, and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the church with Rev. Keith Dodson officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Serving as pallbearers are Clinton Earl Blake, Corey Alan Hickson, Christopher Scott Shallcross, Lewis Paul Shallcross, Todd Yocum Shallcross, and Austin David White. Serving as honorary pallbearers are a host of dear family and dear friends.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill Ave., El Dorado, AR 71730 or to the Union County Animal Protection Society, 1000 Sunset Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online guest registry will be available at


  • Clinton Earl Blake
  • Corey Alan Hickson
  • Lewis Paul Shallcross
  • Todd Yocum Shallcross
  • Christopher Scott Shallcross
  • Austin David White
  • As honorary pallbearers host of dear family and friends


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Henry Scott Yocum III

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Vicki Rider

June 19, 2018

Your wings were ready
But our hearts were not
You’re our Guardian Angel
Forever protecting us
When we look to the stars at night
We will see the twinkle in your eyes
You are forever in our hearts

Karen and Pat Howard

June 18, 2018

Paula, Lauren, and Melissa,
Scott was such a kind man to us every time we would see him. Prayers for peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

Tom Carter

June 12, 2018

Paula, Lauren and Melissa,

Judy, Cortney and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. We know he was a wonderful husband and father. And our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

There are so many fond memories of the more than 30 straight Christmas Eves the Cowger’s, Yocum’s, and Carter’s enjoyed together. In the early years, Scott, Walter and I would get together and listen to music, talk about the events of the day, speculate about our likely Christmas gifts, and see what mischief we could get into. Later, as adults, we were invited to join our parents and enter into the discussions. As years went by, first our wives and then our children joined in the Christmas tradition. Although the youngest, Scott married first and brought you, Paula, and then Lauren and Melissa to the party. That livened things up considerably and set a high bar for Walter and me!

The Carter’s will always remember Scott though this joyous lens of Christmastime and through our memories of Lauren and Melissa’s amazing weddings. We knew Scott to be a most interesting man, thoughtful, kind, and generous. Judy said it all, exclaiming that of all my friends, she liked Scott the best.

We pray that your memories of Scott will sustain you and that you take comfort in knowing what a truly wonderful life he led. God bless you and keep you.

Shelly McMurtrey

June 11, 2018

Scott was so very generous! I can remember Justin asking if he could hold a twenty for him. I was shocked at my son's "rudeness", but Scott just pulled out a twenty and gave it to him! No matter how I tried to give it back, Scott wouldn't take it!!
He followed our Rison football, too! We will miss him deeply. Our prayers are with you.

Jan Johnston White

June 10, 2018

Paula and family, please accept my deepest sympathy. Scott was a wonderful person ! Got to know him from the Country Club when I was life guarding and he was a younger whipper snapper. We all grew up and I always enjoyed seeing you both out socially. There will be a new star in the heavens now!!

Terri Darling

June 10, 2018

My dear friend Paula,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your cherished husband Scott. I am so very sorry for your loss. You have had a wonderful life together blessed with 2 wonderful daughters and now 2 beautiful grandchildren. Your life together was too short but so very rich with love and happiness. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love.
Terri Darling

Becky Parnell

June 8, 2018

Paula, Lauren, and Melissa,

I was so surprised when Katie called to tell me about Scott. I am so sorry. Scott was always so friendly and would stop to talk when I would see him. Such a kind person. Prayers for y’all during this time.


June and Kim Hopkins-Love

June 8, 2018

Paula and family -
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Scott. He was a soft spoken kind man. Mother thought the world of him. El Dorado lost one of it's most upstanding citizens. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Carl Collier

June 8, 2018

One of my favorite memories of Scott is the day he was born and the excitement in the Collier and Yocum families for the health of Annette and Scott. Scott continued to be the pride and joy of Annette and Henry plus all the supporting families as he grew and matured into the head of the Yocum household. We all will miss his easygoing style and unfailing support of the families.

Sherry Goodwin Brown

June 8, 2018

Paula, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Scott and I were classmates and church buddies growing up. He was always so kind and fun to be around. I pray for comfort for all of you in the coming days. God Bless you.