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Obituary – Captain Joe Reid Scott

A funeral service for Captain Joe Reid Scott, age 87, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2022, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Carla Cordova officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Joby Scott, Bryson Scott, Ben Scott, Gabriel Cordova, Noah Post and Caleb Post serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Plain and Fancy coffee group and Mr. Bill Williamson. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mr. Scott passed away on May 10, 2022, at Christus Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs.

Captain Joe Reid Scott

Joe was born on October 4, 1934, to Wade and Freida Reid Scott. He married Betty Sue Vaughn on October 4, 1989, in Arkansas. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics at East Texas State University and studied Defense Economics at Naval War College. Joe was veteran of the United States Navy. He worked as a former Intelligence Officer in the US Navy Reserve, former regional sales manager at Texas Instruments, owner and CEO at Miifax of North Texas, Owner and CEO at Scotty’s Liquor, Purchasing manager at Rockwell International and former Area Six Commander in the U.S Navy. Joe was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Masons, and the VFW post 8560.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughter, Lana Kocorek and husband, Jim; sons, Joby Scott and wife Mitzi, Gabriel Cordova and wife Carla and Caleb Post; grandchildren, Bryson Scott, Benjamin Scott, Chasity Cordova, Mitchell Cordova, Tanner Cordova, Ayden Cordova and Noah Post; great-grandchildren, Ethan Arrington, Caybri Arrington, Harvey Cordova and Piper Cordova; brother, Michael Scott; and special cousins, Linda Dalmasso and Cindy Moreland

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Liza Elizabeth Scott.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VFW Post 8560 at 1 Veterans Drive, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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Author: KSST Contributor

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