William Neal Scott, Jr., 71, of Big Spring, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021. Memorial services will be 10:00 AM Monday, September 20, 2021 at College Baptist Church.
Family will receive friends from 3:00pm to 6:00pm Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born December 6, 1949 in Big Spring and married Cherylann Rodriquez January 20, 1986 in California.
In the mid 1980’s he led the oil field for Christ movement that won thousands to the Lord. He met Cherylann at a pool and it was love at first sight. They moved to California from West Texas and were involved with tent revivals and children’s ministry in San Diego. They moved back to Big Spring and was involved with local churches, prison ministry and children’s ministry at Living Waters Fellowship. The family moved to San Antonio and was involved in The Food pantry ministry with Church on The Rock and various other churches. He led his life chasing his one true love Jesus Christ. It was evident in the way he lived and the way he interacted with people. He worked in the oil fields for over 40 years as a roughneck, though nothing was rough about him. Every person he met would leave hearing about Jesus. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. He was a dedicated husband, father, friend and mentor. He loved people and people loved him. You couldn’t go into Wal Mart without him stopping to talk to people, so if you wanted a quick trip, you didn’t take him. He was an author who has written over thirty books and each of those books always pointed to Jesus. He loved his wife Cherylann with all his heart for all of the 36 years they were together. He loved his kids and not a day could go by without him checking on them and praying for them. He bragged about all his grandkids and their accomplishments. He loved playing football in the yard with them, watching them play sports and was their biggest and loudest fan. Each grandkid thought they were his favorite and he always had gum or tic tacs for them. He was a practical joker and loved pulling peoples legs. He had a joke and prayer for every situation. He lived life to the fullest and he said “live hard, work hard, and pray even harder”. His laughter will ring in our ears for years to come. His selflessness and kind heart will be a seed to all he touched and grow like a wild vine, unstoppable with no fear. Death is only the beginning. Great things are yet to come. Do not mourn the loss of Bill, but rejoice for he is with his Savior.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cherylann Scott; his children, Neal Scott and wife, Jennifer and their daughters, Maddie and Maranda Scott; Mark Scott and wife, Maranda, and their children, Lyla, Tessa and Lilliana Scott; Nadia Scott and her child, Briahna Brant; Dennis Brady and wife, Shawnda, and their children, Skylar Brady and Ziven and Zolton Cornwell; Richard Brady and his children, Richard Brady, Jr. and Tristan Brady; Amber Nichols and husband Chance and their children, Makaya Nichols, Haddon Nichols and Bear Nichols; and Daniel Scott and wife, Jessica and their children, Easton Scott, Shepard Scott, Hanna Rodriguez and Mason Rodriguez. He is also survived by two brothers and a sister, Jaime Scott and wife, Janet and their children, Jared and Jacob Scott; David Scott and wife, Debbie and their children, Alan and Ann Marie Holder and husband, Justin and their children, Abby, Emmy, Charlie, Jake and Fischer; and Debi Newell; and a sister-in-law, Helen Scott and her children, Shandria and Stefani Scott.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Neal Scott and Patsy Scott; and two brothers, Ronald Scott and Kenny Scott.
Dad, thank you for all your hard work you have done for the family. Your love has saved us and laid the ground work for the life and families we have now. When no one else believed in us, you were always there. Not only were you our father, you were our best friend. Today would normally be a sad day, but that’s not how you raised any of your kids. Today our father and best friend took his first steps into the kingdom of heaven and that’s something to celebrate. So here’s to you father, mentor, Dad. Until we meet again. Love, Us.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Happy Days Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com