Deacon Bill Scott

William (Bill) W. Scott, Jr.

Our dad, William (Bill) Winfield Scott, Jr., entered the gates of Heaven on September 10th at the age of 86 to meet God and be reunited with the love of his life, Estelle. His family will receive guests beginning at 5pm, Tuesday, September 17, until time of the Rosary at 6:30 pm, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Center. A family inurnment will follow later on Wednesday at Tyron Cemetery in Brazos County. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Bill was born September 21, 1932 in Dallas, TX to William W. and Kathleen O’Connell Scott and moved to Bryan in 1939. He is a member of the Texas A&M University class of 1955. He joined the army after graduation. Upon completing his service, he took a job with the Civil Engineering department at A&M. He was a lecturer, adviser and retired as a Professor Emeritus. Bill enjoyed working with his students and helped many find their way at A&M.

Bill was a member of the College Station Noon Lions Club. He enjoyed putting on a Santa hat to sell Christmas trees, dressed as a clown for the parades and helped with the fourth of July festivities.
Bill was always active in Boy Scouts of America working through the ranks to earn his Eagle rank and later in leadership roles to several troops in the Bryan College Station area, to include Troop 1074 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and his beloved Explorer post 735. He and Estelle made scouting a family affair by including the daughters on all trips. Bill continued earning accolades along the way. His greatest achievement was receiving the Lifetime Scouting award in February 2014. February 8, 2014 was designated Bill Scott day in Bryan.

Bill loved serving his Lord and working with students so much he became a Deacon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in July 1988. He knew he could minister his beloved Aggies and teach them to better serve their Lord. There are many couples that he married and then baptized their children. He started feeding hungry Aggies during finals. It started by inviting students to the house and quickly grew to feeding them at the church. Many of his homilies included examples from his family. The hardest thing he had to do in this role was be Deacon on Call at St. Joseph Hospital the night the bonfire fell. The phone calls he made to the parents weighed on his mind for years to come. To this day he could tell you the names and injuries to those students

Survivors include his daughters and spouses: Suzanne and Steve Posey and Mary Anne and Chris Logan; his beloved grandchildren: Grayson-Michael Posey, Cameron S. Powell, Chloe M. Powell and Bronwyn Logan. Also surviving him are his sisters Patricia McLemore, Ellen Rogers and Linda Scott; many nieces, nephews, friends and his church family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of forty-nine years, the love of his life, Estelle; and brothers James (Randy) Scott and Richard Scott.

The family would like to thank Brazos Valley Hospice for their compassion; St. Mary’s Lunch Bunch for their first Friday fellowship; Legacy Nursing and Rehab staff for taking such good care of dad; and the many close friends who visited him often. May God bless each of you. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Bill and Estelle Scott Endowment Fund at St. Mary’s Catholic Center.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Anonymous


  1. Deacon Bill was a good and generous man who was a great presence and help during my time as Pastor of St. Mary’s in the ’80s. He and you are in my prayers.
    Fr. Leon

  2. Suzanne & Mary ANN
    Please know that I admired your Mom & Dad so much. They are now united & what a joy for them. They were both so kind to me & seeing them at daily Mass at St. Mary’s was sharing with them was great. Visited Bill at Generations many times & he always remembered & greeted me with a smile. Please know they are in my prayers always.
    Barbara Randall

  3. Sorry to hear about Bill….worked with him in concrete/ asphalt lab under professor Gallaway…..+/- ’68-‘7….he was good people….churched with my mother and always asked about me.. bless you guy and your family.

  4. Deacon Bill and Estelle have blessed us with their gift of loving friendship and faithful service to our Lord since I was a student at Texas A&M. We and many other students at St. Mary’s Catholic Center have shared special moments in ministry with them as well as personal milestones and events in our lives. They will always remain forever dear to our hearts. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love always,
    Janine and Dave
    and Family

  5. Estelle and Bill were first friends in Scouting with the Boykin family. Bill’s Dutch oven cobblers were famous. Later, Bill officiated at my parents’ (Rosemary and Cal) 50th wedding anniversary renewal of vows and later as an integral part of their funerals. They will dearly be missed by the community and especially by our family.

  6. Dear Suzanne and Mary Ann!
    Accept my sincere condolences! Bill rest in peace with his beloved dear wife Estella! I will remember them with lot of love throughout my life! I am thankful to have know them and been a neighbor for 15 years! Vilma

  7. A great and patient man who put up with me in the concrete lab back in 1972. Always cheerful and willing to help. God bless his family.

  8. Bill was a dedicated Scouter who brought, shared and taught his many
    scouting and outdoor skills to young and mature scouters for many
    years. We will miss his dedication an creative contributions to help the
    youth of our community. Thank you Bill for a life well lived.

  9. I came back to graduate school many decades ago, and even after graduation couldn’t break the habit of going to the students’ church, St Mary’s. I attended for many years until I got married in 1995, after which time I and my wife (who is now in Alzheimer’s care — we could use your prayers) usually attended her lifelong church of St. Anthony’s in Bryan instead. I and we spoke often with Deacon Bill after Mass. He always seemed to remember us then and even at other places we would occasionally run into him at, though I am sure there were hundreds if not thousands of other parishioners he saw weekly.

    I know he was worthy of the high opinion I had of him. My condolences to the family; may your grief be brief and your joy from having had him in your life be everlasting.


    [ Howdy, Father Leon! ]

  10. Bill and I were at A&M at the same time and I’m pretty sure we had some classes together. And we “crossed paths” off and on over the years here in B/CS. He was always friendly, easy to be around, and to visit with.

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