He was born on July 27, 1919, to his loving parents George and Mary (Risner) Scott in Terrell, Texas. However, Dee was raised by his beloved Aunt Tippa and Uncle Ollie Whitehead in the Strickland Grove area of Georgetown.
Dee married the love of his life, Mavis Montgomery of Liberty Hill, Texas, on September 19, 1940, in Georgetown. He selflessly volunteered to serve our country during World War II in the United States Navy. He loved to work and always had a job, even during the Great Depression. Dee mastered his craft as a brick mason and was co-owner of Lyda and Scott Construction. Dee’s company built and/or repaired many businesses in the Williamson County area. After retirement, he was unable to stay idle for long and founded Scott Birds, Inc. In 2003, Dee closed Scott Birds to provide care for his wife. He was extremely service oriented and very active in the Georgetown Church of Christ. He enjoyed teaching classes and studying God’s word from a very early age.
Dee was a productive citizen and participated in numerous activities for the City of Georgetown. He and Mavis contributed over 1.6 acres of land to begin Georgetown’s Hike & Bike Trails. Dee served as a City Councilman and was the Mayor of Georgetown in the 70’s. He was instrumental in helping bring Lake Georgetown to the area and securing drainage projects for the urban areas of Georgetown. He was also a long time member of Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse and Riding Club.
Dee was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Mavis Scott; parents, George and Mary Scott; Aunt Tippa and Uncle Ollie; son, Gary Scott; three sisters, one brother, one sister-cousin and four brother-cousins.
To cherish his memory, Dee leaves behind his daughter, Patsy Knudsen and husband Tommy of Georgetown; granddaughter, D’Ann Steenken and husband Chuck of Georgetown; grandsons: Scott Knudsen and wife Tracy of Fredericksburg, and Chad Knudsen and wife Kathy of Georgetown; great grandsons: Colton Knudsen and Clint Knudsen both of Georgetown; great granddaughter, Hailey Knudsen of Fredericksburg; as well as three sisters and one brother.
A time of visitation was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home with funeral services following. Dee will be laid to rest next to his wife, Mavis at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown, Texas.
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