On February 13, 2017, we mark the passing of Charles N. Scott in Carrollton, TX. Charlie, or Buster as many knew him was 80 years old. Charlie was a very outgoing and friendly person who sometimes seeming bigger than life, in his heart he was a true south Texas cowboy. He would have been happy to ride a horse his whole life wondering the land. He was born in Harlingen, TX then moved with his family to grow up in Brownsville, TX where his father was the superintendent of schools, a motel owner and an insurance salesman. His mother was a high school business teacher.
Charlie’s career working with heavy electrical machinery, took him from Brownsville, TX where he worked for Brown and Root to Bishop, TX to Corpus Christi, TX to New Orleans, LA. In LA, he joined Westinghouse as the Electrical Supervisor managing a team of 60 men covering a large Union Carbide facility. Later he moved to New Braunfels, TX from where he traveled across the country and internationally helping people to solve difficult electrical problems where they arose. He worked on transformers larger than most homes. Later in his career he installed gas turbine cogen facilities all across the southern US.
Charlie was an exceptional athlete in his youth. He played 6-man football and baseball in high school in Brownsville. In the 1950’s Charlie served a “kiddie” cruise with the US Navy where he began learning the electrical skills that would be his career. At one point he told one of his sons, “son I make more than bankers”.
He played baseball in college, then semi pro, then Mexican semi pro and then in the Navy. Also in the Navy for a short period he worked for Naval Intelligence sometimes as an interpreter. He was such a strong capable young man that he caught the attention of the smartest girl in his class whom he would later marry. We thank him for this every day.
Charlie was a very good 9 ball pool player. People would travel from around the south to play him in matches in New Braunfels. Later in life, he played tournament pool winning his bracket in Atlanta against around a thousand entrants.
With his first wife Katheryn Elias Scott, Charlie leaves behind his sister Mary Hunt, 4 children their spouses and 3 grandchildren.
His oldest son Norman R. Scott of Barrington, IL spouse Betsy Scott and their daughter Kate Scott.
He leaves behind his daughter Debi Scott Spicer of Denver, CO her spouse Steve Spicer and their 2 sons Scott S. Spicer and Zach S. Spicer.
Charlie leaves his second son Richard A. Scott (Alan) of Lavon, TX spouse Lynn Scott and their son Paden R. Scott.
Charlie leaves his third son Charles W. Scott (Chuck) of Plano, TX spouse Paige Scott and son Britton Wooton.
Sadly, Charlie’s first wife Katheryn (from Brownsville, TX) passed away in 1993 at a very young age in New Braunfels, TX where she was a dedicated school teacher who many still miss today.
Luckily, Charlie was able to find love again with Judith Matheny Scott (Judy) in Atlanta, GA and her child Yvonne Young. He loved and supported them both for over 30 years. Charlie leaves Yvonne Young with her children Alyssa Young, Nicole Young, Amanda Young, John Young, Jacob Young and wife Amber. All of Atlanta. He was very much a part of their lives and wanted the best for them.
In his final days, Charlie fondly remembered the Mustangs and American Quarter horses he raised and rode as a teenager. Charlie lived a great life spanning from a time of the great depression through the crazy decades of the 60’s and 70’s…surviving midlife tragedy and moving on until his passing. May we all live as well and have as much fun. God bless.
A visitation will be held at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00am with a procession to depart at 10:45am for a graveside service at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery on Common St. in New Braunfels.