Claudie Eugene Gene Scott

March 29, 2022

Claudie Eugene “Gene” Scott of Blackwell, Oklahoma, died Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in the Stillwater Medical Center – Blackwell at the age of 85 years.

Gene Scott was born on April 29, 1936, in Quanah, Texas, to Ernest Eugene and Hattie Blanche (Cork) Scott. He grew up in west Texas and attended school in Tell, Texas. He was baptized in the Tell Baptist Church.

 He furthered his education when he entered the United States Army on March 8, 1955, serving during the Korean War.  He was honorable discharged on March 7, 1963. While serving in the military he married Charlene Kay Ricketts on May 10, 1958, in Wichita, Kansas. He worked at the Blackwell Zinc Company and Acme Foundry before starting his own trucking company, Scott Trucking.

He later worked for the CFM Corporation and Shepherd Oil Company in Blackwell. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Masonic Lodge in Blackwell. He enjoyed eating at buffets, attending car and truck shows and go-cart racing. His outdoor hobbies included boating, fishing, hunting, camping and going on vacations. He also enjoyed working on small engines and VW cars.

He is survived by his wife Kay Scott of Blackwell; two sons, Max Scott and wife Jacque of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and Garth Scott and companion Beverly of Lawton; a sister, Virginia Snow and husband Reece of Pierce City, Missouri; grandchildren, Morgan Scott, Derrick (Megan) and Tyler Scott, Shane Parker (Kristen), Falisha Garoutte and companion Paxton, and Josh Salisbury; ten great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Max and Alta Ricketts; three sisters, Jo Ann Dechant, Jimmy Dean Harger and Mattie Rue Stephens; a daughter, Tamra Jean Salisbury; brothers-in-law, James Ricketts and Chuck Kittrell, Elmer Dechant, Bill Harger and Charlie Stephens; and a grandson, Starling Knight.

A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31st in the Blackwell Cemetery with Terry Ricketts officiating. The Masonic Lodge will perform masonic rites. Military honors will be presented by the United States Army.

A memorial has been established in his honor with the Blackwell Veterans of Foreign Wars in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma   74631.

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