Scott Whitebird

scott whitebird

December 17, 1951 ~ June 28, 2021

Born in: Montague, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

A memorial service for Scott will be held at Calloway-Jones funeral home at 1:30, Friday, July 2, 2021. Face mask or face covering are required to attend service. Livestream services will begin at 1:25 pm, Friday, July 2, 2021. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Scott was born in Nocona, TX, although he spent most of his life in Houston. A graduate of the U. of Texas, he taught English at Houston Community College for 35 years. He loved teaching and worked hard to inspire generations of students to enjoy language and reading as much as he did.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Buller and Nora Dell Massey Buller, and his daughter, Jessie Rhiannon Whitebird. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Kraft, and his brother and sister-in-law Alan and Sara Buller, and his nephew Lucas Buller.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to an appropriate charity or plant a tree through the Jewish National Fund.


Memorial Service: July 2, 2021 1:30 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. Dianne and Family,
    My condolences to you all. Dianne, my heart just aches for you. I wish I could be there with you. My thoughts are with you and I hope to be there when you celebrate Scott’s life.

  2. Martha and I have known Scott and Dianne for years, and we’re heartbroken to loose him so soon. He was a wonderful man and we enjoyed all our times together. Our deepest sympathies to Dianne.

  3. There are very few people in this world that have the ability to bring peace and wisdom effortlessly into the world. Scott was one of those people! In every interaction I had with him, I always walked away better for it. You will be dearly missed.

  4. With deepest sympathy for your loss, please know our loving thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

  5. My heart breaks for you, Dr. Kraft. I cannot even imagine how this loss must feel. Sending you and your family all my love ❤️

  6. Thinking of Scott and you with love, Dianne. It is so hard to believe he’s gone so soon. May his memory be a blessing.

  7. Heartbreaking to lose such a special person so soon. Scott was a wonderful and supportive friend, whom I will always treasure. He was wise, kind, funny, smart, and compassionate. I will miss him very much.

  8. Around 1983, I hired Scott Whitebird to teach in our Communications/Technical Writing Department at Houston Community College. Scott was indeed a true professional, an excellent teacher and a true friend. I enjoyed working with him so much through the years and wish the best for his family. I am truly sorry about his passing. Best wishes and kind regards to Scott’s family. He will surely be mised.

  9. I am so sorry for the grieving family; I am devastated to hear of his passing.

    I only knew him for a couple of semesters at HCC, but he left a permanent mark in my academics and my spirit. He will be dearly missed

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