Thomas Edward Scott, Jr.

Thomas "Tommy" Edward Scott, Jr.
Thomas “Tommy” Edward Scott, Jr.

Thomas “Tommy” Edward Scott, Jr., 73, of Amarillo passed away Thursday, October 12, 2023, in Dallas, TX.

Rosary will be said at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, October 19, 2023, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Mass will be at 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 20, 2023, at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church with Father Guadalupe Mayorga as celebrant. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Tommy was born May 2, 1950, in San Jose, CA, to Thomas and Ramona Scott. At the age of 15, he moved to El Paso, TX, in 1965, where he helped his father raise his four brothers. In December 1968, he met the love of his life, Linda Murphy. They were married on May 3, 1969, and were married for 53 years.

In 1980, Tommy and Linda moved their family to Amarillo, where he began his career in the restaurant industry. He also worked for Amarillo Independent School District as the head custodian of Western Plateau Elementary School. Known as “Mr. Tommy,” he had touched so many lives as he loved all the students as his own and the staff became his second family. In 2015, he received the Bob Ashworth Award for Outstanding Services. Tommy was the first and only custodian to ever receive this award. He retired in 2016.

Tommy loved spending time with his family and friends, traveling, working in the yard and watching his grandkids play sports. He also enjoyed watching wrestling and football. He was a huge fan of the Washington Redskins.

He was greeted in Heaven by his parents.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Scott; two daughters, Kathy Miles and husband Chris and Melissa Ramirez and husband Jimmy, all of Amarillo; a son, Thomas Scott III and wife Shannon of Amarillo; four brothers, Manuel Scott of El Paso, Joey Scott of Phoenix, AZ, Michael Scott of El Paso and Steve Scott and wife Corina of Tolleson, AZ; eight grandchildren, Amanda Figueroa and husband Kit, Kourtney Calderon and Alex, Brittney Vasquez and Adrian, Thomas Scott IV and Elena, Makinzie Scott, Rustin Miles, Brooklyn Ramirez and Lauren Miles, all of Amarillo; five great-grandchildren, A.J. Figueroa, Alayna Pedroza, Elian Figueroa, Caín Lopez and Ella Scott, all of Amarillo; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and numerous friends who Tommy called family.

8 Replies to “Thomas Edward Scott, Jr.”

  1. He was such a kind man. Always had a smile on his face, especially when he was talking to his students and co-workers. I will treasure the time that I got to spend with him. My thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. Rest in peace my friend.

  2. It was an honor and privilege meeting Mr Tommy he was such a kind person we met him when our grandson Frankie Bethune Jr attended WP he will always be remembered RIP Mr Tommy 🙏🙏 Lee and Benita Ruiz

  3. Mr. Tommy was one of our very favorite people when my kids went to Western Plateau. He was always the first friendly face to greet the kids. He will forever be a special part of our memories ❤️

  4. Oh Mr. Tommy my heart is saddened to hear of your passing 😞 My kids absolutely thought the world of you in Elementary, you were the best friend, role model to them and they looked up to you!! Sending love and prayers to your family i know you are up in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus 🙏🙏🙏

  5. Tommy,Shannon,Thomas Makinzie and Linda
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad ,Grandpa and loving husband
    I can’t remember ever seeing him without a smile and him asking about my family
    Wow how many tournaments and baseball games did we attend?
    Love you all
    Beverly Duggan

  6. May God comfort and bless you in the coming days and weeks.🙏 Please accept our sincere condolences. We sure loved Mr. Tommy and enjoyed many fun times with him at Western Plateau.❤️
    Rick, Denise, McKay McEowen and Brandt Matchett

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