Emmett Elbert Scott Jr.
Funeral services for Emmett Elbert Scott Jr., 91, of Alto, will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack White, Bro. Don Goodnight and Bro. Don Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Scott passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Rusk, to the late Emmett Elbert and Bertie Eulifair Scott Sr. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served three enlistments before coming back to Rusk. He was known to work multiple jobs at a time to provide for his family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was famous for not missing a Sunday at trade days in Canton. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a member and a Deacon of Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Janice Scott, sisters Melba (Sunshine) Largent, LaWanda Smith, and Janie Parks.
He is survived by his sons, Timothy M. Scott of Alto, Johnny and his wife Becky Spraggins of Rusk, and Mike and his wife Debbie Spraggins of Reese; granddaughter, Stephanie Davis and her husband Mark of Alto; grandson, Clint Corley and his wife Angela of Rusk; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Emmett Druien, John Paul Meador, Todd Druien, Carl Loden, Greg Russell, and Johnny Jennings. Honorary pallbearers are Clint Corley, Mark Davis, and his grandsons, Carson and Anderson Corley and Ross Davis.
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