Jimmy "Jim" P. Scott

July 9, 1934July 8, 2018

Jimmy Paul (Jim) Scott passed away on Sunday July 8, 2018, just short of his 84th birthday. He is survived by his wife and friend of 42 years Gloria Sue Cheatham Scott, son Jimmy Paul Scott II, daughter Julie McPherson, granddaughters Fallon and Haley McPherson, great grandson Joseph Cates, sister Linda Moore, brother Hubert Scott (Elizabeth), numerous nieces, nephews, loving in-laws, and friends.

Number nine of eleven children of Jesse Thomas Scott and Zora Goss Scott, he attended NLR High School (Class of 1952) where he was an All State basketball player, an AAU swimming and diving State Champion Gold Medalist and a two time Duncan Yo-Yo Champion! Jimmy served in the Army, and obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas.

Jim performed many different jobs in his lifetime - producer/director at Channel 4, professor at Southern Illinois University, booking bands and entertainment with partner and lifetime friend Jim Porter, Personnel Director for the city of NLR, AETN, Administrative Director for the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Criminal Justice Institute at UALR.

He wrote songs and political jingles for many Arkansas candidates. His most memorable song - "Short Squashed Texan" in 1964 when Arkansas won the national championship. His most memorable political jingle - "Pin A Rose On Me" for the NLR mayoral race of 1972. He was an avid water sports person who skied on his Air-Chair until he was 75. We will all miss him very much.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Interment Friday, July 13, 2018

Jimmy "Jim" P. Scott

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Leslie Garner Raguso

July 14, 2018

So saddened to hear of your loss of a very incredible, talented and funny man. The Angels must be smiling at all those great jingles and yo yo tricks.
Godspeed to Jimmy.
Leslie & Morgan

Sandra Green

July 13, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for your family. I remember him being a fine friend of my dad’s and our family. They shared many activities together. May God comfort you during this time and bring you peace. Sandra Stanley Green

C. Rudolph

July 10, 2018

I send my condolence to the family of Jim Scott. May happy memories of Jim bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.