Services for Dr. John W. Scott of Mineola are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday May 26, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Mineola with Reverend Bobbie Maltas officiating under the direction of Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Mineola.
Dr. Scott died May 23, 2016, in Smith County. He was born November 4, 1923, in San Antonio. He was a graduate of Harlandale High School, San Antonio, and attended Trinity University and the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated from Baylor University, College of Dentistry, Dallas, where he was a member of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. He practiced dentistry in Mineola from January 2, 1952, to November 4, 2015. He was a member of the American Dental Association, a Life Member of the Texas State Dental Association, and a member of the East Texas Dental Association.
He served his country in World War II for three and a half years in the United States Air Force, European theatre.
He married Mary Katherine Smith in 1950, and the couple moved to Mineola in 1952. Dr. Scott was a member of the Mineola Independent School Board of Trustees from 1964-1976. He served as board secretary from 1966-1969, and board president from 1969-1976. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mineola, serving as board chairman and lay leader for many years. Dr. Scott also taught Sunday school for a number of years and was choir director for ten years. He served as president of Gideons International Wood County Camp. He was a member of the Royal Hunting Club for many years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Scott, in 2014.
He is survived by his two sons, Bob Scott and wife Sheila of Big Sandy, and Bill Scott and wife LaJuan of Lindale; and four grandchildren, Katie Scott of Lindale, Will Scott Jr. and wife Jessica of Austin, Jessica Newlin of Longview, and Cheyenna Johnson of Big Sandy.
Serving as pallbearers are Richard Kyles, Dr. Bill Knight, Al Wheeler, Dale Knoff, Will Scott, and David Sundholm.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday May 25, 2016, from 6-8 PM at Lowe Funeral Home.
Dr. Scott loved and served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, his family, and his fellow man. To God be the glory!