George Loyd Scott Jr. © Cheyenne Star 16 Oct 2003 Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Services were scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at First Christian Church for George Loyd Scott Jr. who passed away Saturday, October 4, 2003. Phil Grassie and Lonnie Owen will officiate at the service with burial following at South Park Cemetery, Roswell, New Mexico.
George was born September 28, 1927, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, the son of George and Bertha Scott.
He grew up on the farm where the value of hard work, honesty and love of the land were deeply ingrained.
Upon graduating from Strong City High School in 1946, he began a life long dedication to his country by enlisting in the army. He served during World War II in the 1st Calvary Division during the Japanese occupation. In 1948, he continued his service to his country by receiving a ROTC commission while enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.
George was a unit commander of three military intelligence units, in charge of the New Mexico Army Reserves Academy program for four years and taught ten summers at the 4th Army Intelligence School. He was a graduate of the Military Intelligence School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Armed Forces Industrial College.
He then assisted in the formation of the New Mexico State Guard where he achieved the rank of major general. He retired from the State Guard in 1992.
Dad was always deeply moved at the sight of the American flag and never was there a stauncher defender of its values.
In 1958, George graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma with minors in physics, chemistry, languages and literature.
After graduation he married the love of his life, Sharon Winn. They were happily married and worked side by side for 48 years. They moved to Roswell in 1955 where he worked for Humble Oil.
In 1964, he became an independant consulting geologist. His vision and hard work led to the drilling of hundreds of oil and gas wells in New Mexico, including significant oil and gas discoveries or extensions such as the Tomahawk San Andreas oilfield, the West Pecos Abo gas field, the Bravo Dome CO2 gas field, the West Pearl Queen oil field and the South Shoebar Morrow gas field. His professional achievements were always accomplished with unwavering ethics of honesty and fairness.
Dad's love of country, family and business was only surpassed by his love of the Lord.
He dedicated his life to serving the Lord as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder and chairman of the board at First Christian church in Roswell. His Christian service extended into the community as evidenced by his involvement in various organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, the Pecos Valley Rotary Club and the ENMMC Foundation.
He was also past treasurer and president of the Roswell Geological Society, a member of the New Mexico Geological Society, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico.
He loved working with Roswell's youth and for many years organized and coached in youth basketball league.
He also volunteered at the ARC's Trailblazer riding camp, where he taught the art of making adobe bricks.
His parents and two grandchildren, Madelyn Worrall and Jonathan Scott, preceded him in death.
His wife, Sharon Scott; six brothers and sisters; five children and fifteen grandchildren survive him. His siblings and their spouses are Harold and Barbara Scott, Bob and Darlene Scott, Gary and Jeannette Scott, Billie Vincent, Betty and Stanley Lamb, all of Oklahoma; and Lonna and Don Long of Los Angeles, California.
His children and their spouses are Synda and Sealy Cavin; George L. III and Lupe Scott; Warren and Lisa Scott; Susan and Mark Murphy; and Lori and John Worrall.
His grandchildren, who were such a joy and source of pride to him, are Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey, Hutch, Ross and Katilinn Cavin, George IV, Jennifer, Jefferey and Warren Scott, Haley and Meredith Murphy and Kathryn, Elizabeth, John and Isabel Worrell.
Many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews also survive him.
Pallbearers will be George L. Scott IV, Gary Scott, Ronald Scott, Mark Murphy, John Worall, Sealy Cavin, Bane Bigbie and Steve Mitchell.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Jinnah, Dr. Silar, Dr. Sanyal, Dr. Dayao and everyone at the ENMMC Cancer Center. Your compassion and care was greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ARC of Roswell, 712 N. Lea.
George L. Scott Jr, was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He was such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, patriot and friend. We take comfort in the knowledge that, through Christ's promise of eternal life, we will all someday be reunited.
Burial in South Park cemetery, Roswell.
Arrangements by Ballard Funeral Home.
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