Harold Wayne Scott, 87, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his home while surrounded by his family.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Holt, Dr. Donnie Edwards and Rev. D. J. Harris officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Scott, the son of J. D. and Adell Smith Scott, was born April 5, 1931, in the Shady Grove Community.
He attended Lamar County schools and at a young age joined the United States Army. Harold served his first tour of duty starting in 1951, during the Korean Conflict, and it was while in Korea that he received his G.E.D. He served his second tour of duty starting in 1961, as an M.P. in Germany. While in the military he graduated, with honors, from M.P. school.
Upon returning home he worked as a Production Supervisor at the Campbell Soup Company until 1975. He later founded Scott’s Janitorial Service where he worked until his retirement.
Harold was a founding member of Evangel Church of God and was currently a member of the Paris Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Carey Scott, and a sister, Juanita Adams.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Donham Scott, whom he married on Oct. 17, 1963, building fifty-four years of family and memories, two sons, Michael Scott & wife Marlo of Rowlett and Marty Scott & wife Holly of Paris; grandchildren, Mallory Scott, Kimberlyn Scott, Kameron Scott whom Harold always called his Buddy, and Christopher Scott; a sister, Dorothy White of Paris; a brother-in-law, Troy Donham of Paris; a sister-in-law, Louise Stotts of Roxton along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be David Thielman, Dave Rohlfs, Norman Brockway, W. H. Brumley, Ron Pirtle and Randy Mahon.
Honorary bearers will be Ray Spencer and Lowell Sloas.
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