Willis J. “Steve” Scott, age 83, died Nov. 2, 2013, at Hamilton Hospital in Olney, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church of Olney, Texas, with Harrell Braddock Jr., pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Olney. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney, Texas. 

Mr. Scott was born on Nov. 17, 1930, in Vega, Texas, to the late Willie Joe and Anna Agnetta (Bergstrom) Scott. He married Juanelle Davis on June 27, 1952, in Tucumcari, N.M., and they celebrated their 61st  anniversary in June of 2013. He served in the United States Naval Reserves. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and math from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, and was a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course. He taught school in Friona, Stratford and Miami, Texas. He worked four years for Plainview Production Credit Union before going back to his first love of farming and ranching.


He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Olney, Texas. He moved to Olney, Texas, in 2012 from Melrose, N.M. While living in Melrose, he was active in the Parents Teachers Association, the Band and Athletic Booster Clubs, where he served as president. He was also past-president of the Melrose Senior Citizens Board of Directors, and served several terms on the Finance Committee of the Melrose First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Robert “Pedro” Scott; one sister, Joan Cook; and a nephew, Steve Meyers.   

Survivors include his wife, Juanelle Scott of Olney, Texas; one son, Dickie Scott and wife Gail of Olney, Texas; one daughter, Becky Reed and husband Joe of Melrose, N.M.; four granddaughters: D’Layna Moore and husband Jordan of Clovis, N.M., Robin Caton and husband Steve of Melrose, N.M. Sydnee Scott of Austin, Texas, and Kodee Scott of Olney, Texas; and one great-grandson, Reed Stephen Caton. 

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or, Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.