Robert Edward Scott

Robert Scott

Robert Edward Scott, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Houston, following a brief illness.

Robert was born in Crystal Springs, MS, Oct 19, 1922, son of William R. and Eva Mignon (Ervin) Scott.  He moved to Santa Rosa, Texas, with his family in 1923, where he was valedictorian of his high school class.

Robert married the love of his life, Betsy Jane Allen, in 1945.

After graduating the University of Texas with BS and MS degrees in Chemistry, and completing service in the US Army during and after WWII, he settled in Corpus Christi as a research chemist for Columbia Southern, later PPG Industries.

In Corpus he raised his three sons, was a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church, and in retirement was active in the Corpus Christi Personal Computer Club and was Commander of the Coastal Bend Power Squadron.  He loved fishing, sailing, boating, photography and travel.  He retired from PPG in 1983, and in 2008 moved to Houston for medical care and to be close to his sons and grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Betsy, his parents; his sisters Elizabeth Caudill and Wilva Evans; grand-daughter Erin Scott, and nephew William Evans.  He is survived by his three sons, Gary (and Debbie Jester), Neal (and Sally Scott), and David (and Twyla Matthews); grandchildren Kelly, Brian and Patrick Scott, and niece Janet Caudill Borman (and Doyle Borman); and great grandson Nathan Scott Gutierrez.

The family extends very special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Gilad Amiel, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, for his great care and the many extra years of quality life that Robert had as a cancer survivor.

Those wishing to make a memorial gift, please consider the American Alzheimer’s Association or the Erin Marie Scott Memorial Endowment at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.