Eugene Jackie Scott, known by his grandchildren as Papa Scott, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior in Paradise on December, 15 2020. He was born on February 19, 1935 in Boles, Arkansas to Johnny and Trilba Scott. Gene was a down to earth humble man who had a heart of gold and a smile that was contagious. He loved telling jokes and stories about his past while reminiscing with his family. His was a life full of faith in which he spent serving God. He loved sharing his faith with others and teaching the Gospel. One of his favorite quotes in the Bible was “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthews 17:20) He also spoke a lot about “Joy” in that a person should love Jesus first, others second and, lastly yourself. Gene believed the real value of a good person had nothing to do with monetary wealth or earthly possessions, but rather the gentleness and kindness in their heart and soul.
Gene was a highly skilled carpenter by trade, and took great pride in his work. If he built something, it was done right and built to last. He took great pride in his work and providing for his family. He also had several hobbies that included tinkering with just about any kind of project, listening to country music and gardening. He had several pets throughout the years, all of which he loved dearly but his all time favorite was a Border Collie named Buck that used to help him on the farm.
Gene has earned a place in Heavenly Paradise for all of his good works here on earth. There should be no doubt or worry in anyone’s mind who knew him, for we are certain he will be honored in Heaven for the pureness and kindness in his heart.
He was so loved by his entire family and all of his friends and will be deeply missed. Our earthly lives have changed forever without him but Heaven is rejoicing because he is home.
Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Irene Scott, two daughters from a previous marriage, Cindy Grubb and husband John, Jeanie Black and husband Kenny, two step daughters, Judy Caldwell and Connie Palmer, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and his brother Harold Scott and wife Ann.
Gene was preceded in death by his infant brother, Sherman Scott, sister Betty Scott, father Johnny Scott, mother Trilba Scott and brothers Charles Scott and C.L. Scott.
Graveside services will be held at Dooley Cemetery on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Boles, Arkansas with Rev. Rieiko Cothran and Rev. Randy Cothran officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be John Grubb, Kenny Black, Charlie Scott, Terry Scott, Gary Scott, Zerek Stewart, Kaleb Stewart, Glen Stafford and Brayden Stafford.