H. Scott Ingersoll

January 22, 1923April 21, 2013

H. Scott Ingersoll, age 90, born in Enid, Oklahoma, on the 22nd of January 1923, passed away on Sunday, the 21st of April 2013, in Houston.

Scott was an Eagle Scout, a proud engineering graduate of Purdue University, and served in World War II, as a fighter pilot in the 9th Air Force of the U. S. Army Air Corps, where he flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater. He married his Roosevelt High-school (East Chicago, Indiana) sweetheart, Maye in 1947. Scott was with Shell Oil Company for over 40 years, with assignments that would take the family of three from New Jersey to Maine, Chicago, Seattle, London U.K., Tampa, Florida, New York City, and Houston. After retiring from Shell, he contributed his time and energy to the Houston Children’s museum.

Scott was at heart, a fighter pilot, call-sign DECCO72. And while he stopped flying fighters, he drove that BMW of his like he was trying to make it fly. Scott was a long-time member of the Petroleum Club of Houston, where he and wife, Maye would enjoy partying with their many friends, and dancing the nights away. Scott was an avid traveler, who together with Maye, explored the world. Their well-worn passports were things to behold. Scott and Maye were members of Pine Forest Country Club, where they enjoyed golf for many years, and he was pretty good at it. He was a bamboo-toting fly-fisherman, and he was a really good shot with the old Western Fields 12 Gauge. He enjoyed taking the deer-rifle for a walk on his Gonzales farm, and there were many great mornings shared with his son (and sometimes grandkids), sipping on bad coffee in the pre-dawn dark, waiting for some deer to make an entrance.

Scott is survived by his wife of 66 years, Florence Maye Ingersoll; his son, Scott and his wife, Maryann; two grandchildren, Christopher Ingersoll, and Elizabeth Guinn, and her husband, Stephen Ray; and two beautiful great grandchildren, Stephen Ray III, and Reagan Elizabeth Guinn.

A memorial service is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, the 29th of April, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, Attn: Advanced Guard, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 28, 2013

H. Scott Ingersoll

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