Most Excellent Grand High Priest
A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.
|G.H.P. James Ammon Scott, Jr.|
|Most Excellent Grand High Priest|
|GHP Year: 1973 - 1974|
|Home Chapter: San Angelo No. 170|
|Birth Date: June 27, 1928|
|Death Date: June 23, 2014|
James A. Red Scott
Red grew up in San Angelo and, except for a time in the Air Force, he lived his entire life in San Angelo. He served in the Air Force, 15th Squadron, in Colorado Springs, where he met Louella Mortenson and married her. They moved back to San Angelo and he worked as a general insurance agent. They had two children. They were married for 18 years. He married Evelyn Letzel in 1973. They were married until her death in 1993. Red was active in First United Methodist Church and Business Men's Bible Class. He was a lay speaker, served on the board of stewards and was a member of the District Mission Board for the church. Red served as a president of the Business Men's Bible Class and played the piano for them for years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 1260 and 570, he was a 33rd degree Mason and served as the Most Excellent Grand High Priest from 1973-1974, for the State of Texas. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Grand Commandry of the Knights Templar of Texas, the York Rite and the Concho Suez Shrine. He is survived by one sister, Carolyn Vinson; a daughter, Rene' Scott Hilliard; a son, James A Scott; two grandchildren, CJ and Westin Hilliard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a godly man and had a good heart. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Hunnicutt officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Published in GoSanAngelo from June 26 to June 27, 2014