Thomas DeWayne “Scotty” Scott

Thomas DeWayne “Scotty” Scott
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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  1. Thankful for my kind and loving cousin, DeWayne. So happy he was in my life and we shared many happy memories . You’re are in our heavenly home now, will think of you always.

    • You know how all the cousins were so special. It was a lovely service and he is now resting in peace. Love you, June

  2. Coach Scott has been an inspiration to me for most of my life. He taught me that in order to succeed you had to be willing to put in hard work in preparation and then to perform at your level best for your teammates surrounding you. He also taught me that I could succeed at anything that I set my mind on to accomplish.
    Thru all of the years I enjoyed getting to visit with him and he always had an interest in me and my family.
    Coach Scott will be greatly missed!
    Leon Ewing
    (Floresville High School-
    Class of 1968)

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Scotty’s passing….the Best Principal CHS ever had.
    May he Rest in Peace
    Sending prayers along with my condolences to you and your family, may the good Lord wrap his arms around you and your family and give you comfort.

  4. So sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you during this time . Coach Taylor , Scotty and I had such good times coaching and fishing together.
    I regret that I will not be able to attend the funeral because of my health. God bless!

  5. Coach and June have been in my life since about 1957 when they came to Brackettville for his first teaching job. He was an inspiration to me for many years. He always wanted to know about my family. He was proud of his family including grand children and now a great grandchild. June devoted her life to him especially in the last few years. Coach is in a better place now. Barbara and I extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

  6. So sad to learn of his passing. He gave me my first opportunity to be an administrator in 1990 as Burnet CISD Superintendent. He was a people person and a great mentor. My life was better for having had the chance to know him and work with him. I can only hope that I am half the person he was to others. The world lost a really good person. RIP T.D.

  7. Sheryl Scott Thompson and family we are so sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. May God give all of you strength in this time. Mr Scott was an amazing Superintendent. From the Woodsboro High School Classmates of 1987.

  8. Sincere condolences to June and family. We were neighbors for a couple of years on Leila Court–long enough to learn we had a lot of similar career and educational experiences–and that he was a very good man. Praying for you.

  9. So truely sorry for your family’s loss! I often wondered where life had led your family after leaving our small town of Woodsboro. Prayers are sent your way from South Texas that God’s love will give you comfort!

  10. June, you have so many wonderful memories of your life with Scotty and the trips you shared and the people you have known. These are chapters in your life that you will always remember. I hope that these memories will bring you comfort as you grieve the loss of your husband and best friend. Scotty will be missed by many people.

  11. Sincere sympathy to Coach Scott’s family as you share special memories during this time. I will always remember moving to Brackettville when I was in the 8th grade and my clearest memory of that was of having Coach Scott for a teacher. It was a special time for many of us who loved and appreciated Coach Scott’s kind ways and leadership in the classroom and athletics. He would allow and encourage us to pray before games and I will never forget his influence. Our class of 1964 has continued to hold him in highest esteem and we are grateful for his life and his beautiful example to us. God bless your family. Love and respect, Mira Surber Jubela

  12. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Coach Scott was my government teacher and basketball coach in Brackettville. He challenged me to be better every day. I know he influenced many people in his education career, and I am happy to say I was a member of his first group. I also danced many miles to his music at the Alamo Village. I was in the class of ’62, but I was invited to the reunion of the class of ’64 the first week in May. We called Coach Scott, and even though it was somewhat hectic, I hope he enjoyed visiting with us. He might not have remembered us all as it had been a long time, but he spoke to us with a happy voice. I don’t know if we helped him, but it helped me to visit with him. It brought back many happy memories of someone who had played a major role in shaping my early life.

  13. We are very sorry for the loss of Mr. Scott. He was a wonderful man. I remember him as very warm, friendly, and kind. It was a pleasure to have known him. Praying for his family for peace and healing.

  14. I am sorry to hear about Mr. Scott. I think of him and June often. My prayers for his family to find comfort and peace.

  15. I was so saddened to hear that T.D. is no longer with us. I met Dewayne in 1949 when I moved to Pearsall. We were teammates and friends all these years. I will miss him. He was a good man and a wonderful person. Adios, T.D.

  16. So sorry to hear of Mr. Scott passing on. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May he Rest In Peace.

    Woodsboro High School
    Class of 84

  17. Sorry to hear Mr. Scott has passed away. Prayers Sheryl to you and the rest of the family.
    Woodsboro class of 1986

  18. June, May the Lord bless you and your family bring you comfort and peace during this time of loss.

  19. I remember June’s sweet Scotty as a kind and gracious host in their home as far back as 2010 when they welcomed Newcomers’ Club ladies for business meetings and playing cards, or they joined in other Newcomers’ activities for spouses.
    Thank You Jesus for providing Your care, peace, comfort, and eternal salvation to Scotty and his whole family and to dedicated his caregivers. Amen.

  20. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of T. D. Scott. I wouldn’t have known Scotty had it not been for the Front Table at The Tap, and my friend, Tommy Sergeant who often spoke of the impact that Scotty had on his life. My wife and I also got to know Scotty from various Aggie events. Please accept our condolences on the loss of a very nice man who will be missed by all who knew him. He is in a much better place now. E. J. and Kay Biskup

  21. Scotty Scott was one of the most precious men I’ve known. I had the pleasure of being his pedicurist and manicurist and friend when I met he and June at WatercreSt at Bryan. Prayers for the family at this difficult time. Love to you all.
    Sincerely, Cheri Sikes.

  22. Thoughts and prayers to the Scott family. Principal Scott leaves behind a wonderful legacy of having had a positive influence on so many young people over the years. He was a mentor and someone to be respected. God bless Scotty.

  23. Dearest Sheryl and family…. my deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of your sweet dad. I have very fond and warm memories of the Scott family. May our Lord wrap you in His loving arms during this difficult time and may all of the memories you share bring you peace in the years ahead.
    Woodsboro High School, Class of 1988

  24. He was an influence to all of us. He was more than an administrator, he cared for all his students. Will always remember my high school with him!

  25. Wes and I are very sorry to hear about Mr. Scott’s passing. He was a great mentor to us both and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.

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