Ronald Earl (Ronnie) Scott – July 3, 1947 – September 24, 2021
Ronnie was the oldest son, born to proud parents, Earl C. Scott and Wanda Ward Scott. He was the big brother to David Dewayne and Sharon Kay Scott.
Ronnie began going to work with his dad at Alexander’s Market when he was about 7 years old. He learned how to sack groceries and later to be a stock boy. When he started driving, he also was the delivery guy. Ronnie worked at Alexander’ until he went to work for Swift Packing Company. He married Sharon Kaye Reid in 1964 and from this union were born two daughters, Jackie Lynn and Dironda Leann. They were the light of his life.
After several years working at Swift, Ronnie began taking classes at the Clovis Campus of Eastern New Mexico University and eventually started driving back and forth to Portales. Working full time and going to school, it took him five years to get his Bachelors in Accounting. We were so very proud of him.
He was thrilled to start working at Eastern New Mexico Rural Telephone Co-Op. His boss, Robert Harris, was a great mentor to him. He was knowledgeable in all areas of the telephone co-op. He came home from work one day and was so proud of himself…he had climbed a telephone pole! He held offices on the New Mexico/Arizona Board of Telephone Co-ops, proudly representing ENMR.
While learning this new job at ENMR, some of his new friends drug him to the golf course. This was the beginning of his love of golf. He enjoyed being outside and it didn’t matter to him if he played well or not. He didn’t have a competitive bone in his body although he did have a hole in one on the 7th hole at the old muni course. He enjoyed all of his golfing buddies.
He loved doing yard work and his yard was always beautiful. He passed this “yard thing” to both his daughters. He would start mowing and just keep on – our granddaughter Sherri lived behind us and he would mow her yard too! He dearly loved watching his daughters and grandchildren playing ball.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon, of San Tan Valley, Arizona; his daughters, Jackie (Mike) Jouett and Dironda Walley of Clovis; grandchildren, Larry (Rebecca) Stapp of Albuquerque, Sherri (Johnny) Gomez, Randy (Callie) Stapp, Ashleigh (Chris) Garcia, and Ronnie Buck (Liz) Walley of Clovis, Erica (Tara) Walley of Kansas City, MO, David Jouett, of Ohio; and twelve great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn his passing is his dad, Earl Scott of Clovis, sister, Sharon Askew of Portales, his brother-in-law, Raymond (Rita) Reid of San Tan Valley, Arizona, and his sister-in-law, Geraldine (Tom) Cress of Albuquerque.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his precious mother, Wanda Scott; brother, David Scott; in-laws, Raymond and Dorothy Reid; and his son-in-law, Bobby Walley, who died twelve days before him.
Ronnie was a wonderful man, a spiritual man, a quiet man, a strong man, and set a great example for of his friends and family. We will see him again someday.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2pm at Parkland Baptist Church with Wayne Boydstun officiating.