He was born November 2, 1935 to the late Gilford Jefferson Scott and the late Bernice LaDonna Lance Scott. Jerry married Shirley Milam on August 6, 1986 and was a member of the Cove First Baptist Church. He worked for Tyson as a Cooperation Manager and was a lifelong rancher. Jerry was a Mason with the Masonic Lodge in Hatfield. He loved his family, and sitting on his “coon dog” and visiting with friends about the “good old days”. He will be missed dearly by all.
He is survived by wife Shirley Scott of the home; sons Dewayne Scott of Cove, Arkansas, Bill Barrett of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Dwight Barrett of Vandervoort, Arkansas; daughters Debbie Scott of Cove, Arkansas, Gale Kuykendall of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Peggy Sherrouse of Cove, Arkansas, Eileen Tuttle of Nashville, Arkansas; brother Terry Scott and wife Joan of Cove, Arkansas; sister Mary Jean Hazel of Shreveport, Louisiana; special friend Frances Jewell of Cove, Arkansas; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gip and Bernice Scott, first wife, Mary Jo Scott and grandson, Billy Gene Barrett.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Family and friends visitation will be Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Travis Miller, Jody Miller, Kenny Miller, Jr., Kenny Miller, Sr., George Manning, and Roger Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers are Gerald Land, Earl Ricks, Don Youngblood, and Paul Rocha.