Funeral services for Joe Scott, age 85, of Early, Texas will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Early, with Bill Slaymaker officiating. Interment will follow in the Connell Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early. He passed away Friday, February 06, 2015 in the San Angelo Community Medical Center.

Joseph Edward Scott was born in Hasse, Texas, on October 15, 1929, to Bozie Washington and Iva Jewell Fields Scott. On, August 14, 1951 he was married to Collene Connally in Ardmore, Ok. Joe served in the United States Army from 1951 until 1953 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. They moved from Fort Worth to Early in 1960 where he owned and operated his own concrete contracting business.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years Collene Scott of Early; son Terry Don Scott and wife Sonja of De Leon, daughters Vicky Rene Gammill and husband O.E. of Blanket, and Letitia Gayle Mabry and husband Larry of Gypsum, Co. Eight grandchildren Mason McDonald, Brandon Meeks, Noelani Simpson, Amber Boswell, Joe Benningfield, Cody Benningfield, Jacob Scott and Ashlely Moore. Twenty Six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Also, one brother Gary Scott and wife Peggy of Sidney and four sisters Joyce Coffey and Geretha Cawthorne of Comanche , Faye Beckham of Weatherford and Ruthann Padron and husband Lonnie of Burkburnett.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.