James Vernon Scott Sr.

James Vernon Scott Sr., 81, of Saratoga, TX passed away April 16, 2019, at Liberty Health Care Center in Liberty, TX.

He was born March 21, 1938, to Hugh and Annie Barrow Scott in Sour Lake, TX. James worked in various fields including oilfield, construction, security, and later on, he took up selling produce and sweet potatoes, which netted him the nickname Sweet Potato Man. For the past 5+ years, he devoted his time to taking care of his wife. He had numerous hobbies including working around in the yard and spending time with the grandkids. James also enjoyed selling produce and talking with the many people that stopped to buy from him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Annie Scott; sisters, Mildred Lott, and Patsy Ainesworth; and sons, James Jr, and Randolff Scott.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years and 10 months, Mary Lou Scott of Saratoga; sons, Johnny and Liz Scott of Saratoga, Jerry Scott of Saratoga, George Scott and wife Crystal of Saratoga, Henry Scott and wife Charlene of Fred, TX, and Jack and Cecile of Saratoga; daughters, Christine Rose and husband Kelly of Hull, and Bertha Beech and husband Bobby of Fred, TX; brothers, Robert Scott and wife Ruth of Sour Lake, and Billy Scott and wife Kathy of Saratoga; sister, Peggy Biano and husband Buddy of Daisetta; grandchildren, Krista, Johnny, Laura, Wallace, Patrick, Daisy, George, Cody, Hailey, Ryder, Chasity, Holly, Heather, Samantha, William, Justin, Rosa, and Noe; great-grandchildren, Dixie, Angel, Darryl, Chasity, Heather, McKinsie, Harry, and Auna; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of loving friends.

A service of remembrance will be Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services with Reverend Frank Aragon officiating, cremation to follow. A gathering of Mr. Scott’s family and friends will also be Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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