Bobby Weldon Scott, age 84, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Corsicana, Texas. Bob was born on February 16, 1935 in Burkesville, Kentucky to the late Roy V. Scott and Maude Watson Scott.
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Born and raised in the small rural community of Burkesville, Kentucky in Cumberland County, Bob graduated from Cumberland Co. High School in 1953. After graduating, he joined the United States Marine Corp serving for two years during the Korean War. After leaving the service, he married Ann Marron Marshall in Roswell, New Mexico in 1961. He worked in the banking industry in Roswell, New Mexico and Abilene, Texas. In 1967, Bob and Ann moved to Corsicana, Texas where Bob accepted a job at State National Bank. He enjoyed a long successful banking career spanning 37 years serving the community. Throughout his years, Bob also served as a member of City Council and various community and Chamber of Commerce boards. He retired in 2004 after serving as President of the local Chase Bank for over 17 years. In addition to banking, Bob was a developer and builder, designing and building many homes and creating beautiful neighborhoods in Corsicana.
Bob's family was his life. He was a fiercely loyal Father who was available to his children in times of happiness and in times of need. Bob was a believer in education. Educating four children and putting them through college was priority in his life. He wanted nothing but the best for his family and was a wonderful provider.
Bob had many passions in life. He loved learning new things and was an avid reader of history. He loved painting, and enjoyed sports, especially golf. Bob loved the horse races and avidly studied the statistics. This love for researching often lead him to winning, much to the shock of his friends! He had a zest for life that will be immensely missed.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ann Scott of Corsicana, his children Michael Scott of Austin, Texas, Robert Scott of Dallas, Texas, Eileen Scott-Neighbors of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mary Kathryn Scott-Clay of Corinth, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Velma Jean Groce of Burkesville, Kentucky and brother Ronald Scott of Lamesa, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Emily Clay, Kennedy Clay, Elise Neighbors, Bobby Scott, Andre Scott, Hannah Scott, Preston Scott , Jonathan Scott, Davis Scott, and Andrew Scott; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, who never left his side, Little Guy.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home with services immediately following at 2:00 P.M. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Father Edward Monk officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Bob’s son, Robert along with grandsons, Bobby, Andre, Andrew, Davis and Jonathan Scott.