Jasper J. Scott
Maiden Name: n/a
Rev. Jasper J. Scott, 68 year old Atoka Co. minister, passed away April 18, 1989.
Mr. Scott was born August 15, 1920 in Choctaw County, the son of Samson and Margaret Crowder Scott.
He was married April 9, 1952 in Hugo to Savannah Williams who survives him.
Mr. Scott was a WWII veteran with the 440th Automatic Weapons Battalion who went through 5 major battles, receiving a Good Conduct Medal, four Hash Marks, a Unit Citation, five Bronze Stars and one Silver Star.
He had been a Choctaw Cumberland Presbyterian Minister for 23 years throughout the Choctaw Nation and served a term as Choctaw Councilman. He was highly respected by all who knew him. He died peacefully in his sleep.
Survivors include: his wife, Savannah of the home in Tushka; two daughters, Margaret Bohanon and Stella Hardy, both of Atoka; seven sons, Preston Scott of Douglas, KS, Sampson Scott of Sherman, TX, Ronald and Jimmie Scott of Tushka, Roger and Martin of McAlester and Nathan of Atoka; 18 grandchildren; one brother, Jesse Scott of Atoka; two sisters, Lorena Cooper of Stringtown and Naomi Johnson of Choctaw; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Atoka Funeral Home. Chapel with Rev. Lee Burris and Randy Jacobs performing services in Choctaw and English with Rev. Elwood Ludlow on Stand-by. Burial was in Coal Creek Presbyterian Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Nelson, Leon LeFlore, Marty Bohanon, Woody Marris, Frank Peters and Frank Cruse. Alternate pallbearers were T.R. Nelson, Jr., and Nathan Daney.
THANKS: The family of Jasper J Scott would like to express their appreciation to everyone who sent cards, food, flowers, offered condolences, provided assistance and support during our time of sorrow and to those who showed their respect at the death of our father and husband. Thanks also to Jerry Haney and members of The Vietnam Era-Veteran Inter-Tribal Association for furnishing Jasper J Scott with a full military salute.