October 30, 1933 - May 18, 2019
Thomas D. Scott was born October 30, 1933, to Tom and Annie Scott in Pearsall, Texas. Known by "Scotty" by his friends, Gampy to his grandchildren, DeWayne to his family, and T.D. to his business associates, he was raised by Wesley and Annie Scott Brunett. Thomas passed away on May 18, 2019, in Lufkin, Texas. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the funeral center. His Life Tribute Celebration will be at 10 am, Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the funeral center. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the College Station Memorial Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.
Scotty graduated from Pearsall High School in 1952 and attended college at Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. In 1954, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Japan and Korea. He was injured while overseas and returned to Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio where he recuperated. Scotty returned to Southwest Texas and graduated in 1958 with a BS in Education and in 1963 with a Master's Degree in Education. He later achieved his Principal's (1969) and Superintendent's (1977) Certifications from Southwest Texas and Trinity University.
In 1957 while at college Scotty met June Yvonne Holtermann and they married on May 31, 1958. Scotty took his first job in Brackettville, Texas, where he coached and taught school from 1958 – 1963. On September 24, 1959, their daughter, Sandra Dawn, was born in Uvalde, Texas. Their next home was in Floresville, Texas, from 1963 – 65, followed by Seguin, Texas, from 1965 – 1967 where he served as assistant football coach and teacher. In 1967 he returned to Floresville where he was Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for two years. From 1969 until 1978, the Scotts lived in Cuero, Texas, where Scotty was first the assistant to the principal and then high school principal. Their second daughter, Sheryl DeAnn, was born on December 22, 1969.
Choosing to enter the administrative field in education, Scotty was superintendent of Schools in three Texas districts – 1978 – 85 in Woodsboro, 1985 – 1988 in Panhandle, and 1988 – 1993 in Burnet. Upon their retirement in Scotts visited all forty-eight states in their RV's for the next thirteen years, making Hilltop Lakes their permanent address at the time. They moved to Bryan in 2006.
During the course of his career, Scotty was active in many professional organizations and served as president of the Texas Association of Community Schools in 1986 – 87. He was also an active member of the Texas Association of School Administrators and the American Association of School Administrators.
He also was a member of several different Methodist Churches, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and the American Legion. He also volunteered for several years at the George Bush Presidential Library. He is currently a member of Christ United Methodist Church. The Scotts are also member so the 12th Man Foundation and are avid supporters of the Aggie Men's and Women's Basketball Program, being a member of Blair's Buddies for several year. His hobbies included golf, fishing, gardening, taking cruises, and traveling whenever possible.
A guitar player and singer, Scotty started his band known as "The Bluebonnet Playboys" with his brother, James, while still in high school. He played with several local bands until the late 60's. He then enjoyed entertaining his family and friends whenever possible and loved playing rhythm guitar to his brother's beautiful fiddle music. His brother James passed away in 2013.
Thomas is preceded in death by his father, Tom Scott, his stepfather, Wesley C. Brunett, his mother Annie Malone Scott Brunett, and his brother James Erwin Scott.
Thomas D. Scott is survived by his wife, June Yvonne Holtermann Scott; his daughter, Sandra (Sandy) Dawn and her husband, John Nigh of Fredericksburg, and his daughter Sheryl DeAnn and her husband, Robbie Thompson, of Lufkin; his three grandchildren, Lindsey Morgan Nigh, and her husband, Laramie Welch; Jordan Scott Thompson, and Peyton Elizabeth Thompson; and the newest addition his great-grandson Luke Jackson Welch, born in July 2018; his sister-in-law, Cynthia Bynum and husband James; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Pat Holtermann; niece, Shannon Adams and her family; and his first cousins who he shared many happy times growing up.
Honoring Scotty as Pallbearers will be Donald Fawcett, of Burnewt, Mike Cargill, of Georgetown, John Holtermann, of Long Beach Washington, Barry Rhodes, of Wimberley, Fred Lancaster, of Pearsall, Tommy Seargeant, of Buda, Bo Faver, of Fort Worth, and Leon Ewing, of Fredericksburg; Honoray Pallbearers are members of the Front Table at the Tap. Throughout his long battle with Parkinson's and heart disease, he also, had a special caregiver for about six years, Keisha Taylor, who provided him with great love. Recently he also had another caregiver, Sharon Akins, who also helped in caring for him.
In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the charity of your choice, the American Heart Association, the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research Foundation, or the 12th Man Foundation.
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