Scotty Madison James

March 8, 1942April 24, 2019

Scotty Madison James was born March 8, 1942 in Princeton, WV. He went to be with his Lord April, 24, 2019 in Texarkana.

Mr. James spent his life serving his country. He served 21 years in the USAF, retiring as a TSGT Boom Operator. He then attended school and became a police officer in Arizona until his retiring again and then he came to Hope, Arkansas where he served as the 911 dispatch Supervisor where he was over 911 dispatchers for several different divisions of law enforcement. He enjoyed life to its fullest, whether it was fishing with friends on his houseboat at Lake Bisteneau, working in his woodshop, the Seattle Seahawks games, or watching his favorite westerns on TV. He loved his family and cared for his wife.

Mr. James was preceded in death by his mother, Loretta Bishop, father, Richard James, and a brother, Richard James. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maybelle James of Hope, Ark, daughter, Elisha James of Mishawaka, IN, son, Scott James and wife Shelia of Rockford, IL and daughter, Laura James of Raleigh, NC and grandchildren, Matthew, Ashton, Kylie and Gemma and many nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating the life of Scotty James will be held Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:00 PM at Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, LA. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until service time at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.


  • Loretta Bishop, Mother
  • Richard James Sr., Father
  • Richard James, Brother
  • Maybelle James, Wife
  • Elisha James, Daughter
  • Scott James and Sheila, Son and daughter-in-law
  • Laura James, Daughter
  • Mr. James is also survived by Matthew, Ashton, Kylie, and Gemma and many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life at the Graveside Monday, April 29, 2019


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Carroll R. Michaud

May 7, 2019

The Final Salute

“Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Scotty Madison James our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Scott. To Scott it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Scott, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 961 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 177 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Scott’s family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ranny Griffin, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

johnson marsalis

April 29, 2019

Sorry I could not find you my friend until now. Have been searching for 20 years. Maybelle can you get in touch with

Gary Smith

April 29, 2019

Scotty was as true and genuine as they came. I enjoyed working when he was in dispatch. He always had your back even though he was on the other end of the radio. A great guy gone too soon but will always be loved and remembered.

Lin Rapier

April 28, 2019

Was a great man who loved all I had the great honor of knowing a great man and one who loved his country. May God have mercy on you and cover you in his grace.


Shauna Sorensen

April 28, 2019

Scotty was the life of the department. He was so caring & such a delight to be around. I knew Scotty for about 5 years, but I’ll remember him forever. I’ll always cherish our late nights together in dispatch, he was always so kind. Rest peacefully, Scotty.

Sharon Park

April 27, 2019

We knew Scotty such a short time, but he left such a lasting impression. Even in his discomfort, he showed kindness to others, compassion to those caring for him & a love for his family he could not disguise.
This world will be a little darker with Scotty’s bright light now abiding in Heaven with God.
Ms. Maybelle, Laura & family, we will never forget you all and will hold you up in our prayers as you face the upcoming days without Scotty. May God bless & keep you.

Barry & Sharon Park
Texarkana, Ar

Charlie & Glynda Hale

April 26, 2019

We always adored Scotty. He was so much fun to be around. Our prayers go out to Maybelle and the family. May you feel God’s comforting arms around you. ❤️