NORMAN — Alan “Scott” Jackson Sr., 61, of Norman, peacefully surrounded by his wife and children, escaped the shackles of his illness and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Scott was born May 20, 1952, to Dr. Walter Dunaway and Norma Lou Jackson in Miami, Okla. He was the first of three sons.
Scott was busy from the get go and loved roller skating. He was on a competitive team at the age of 7. Doc, his dad, was a golfer and, as a young boy, Scott caddied for him in tournaments in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. Scotty spoke of a particular event when he was caddying for his dad and one of the golfers was Mickey Mantle, but it was bad day, and young Scotty was unimpressed and just wanted to go home.
Scott started working at the ripe age of 14 at Gibson’s Discount Store and saved money for his first car, a Mustang, which he raced on the bi-ways of Miami, Okla.
Scott attended school in Miami, Okla., and graduated in 1970. He then attended Northeastern Oklahoma Junior College, which was one block away from his home. Although he was in pre-med classes, his mother insisted that he take a course in accounting, and that is when he found his true avocation. He loved accounting and graduated from the best accounting school in the state of Oklahoma at that time, Tulsa University, graduating in 1974.
He was thrilled to work for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (now KPMG), a prestigious accounting firm upon graduation from TU specializing in auditing. Scott left Peat when he was promoted far enough up in the ranks to have to deal with the politics of the business world.
He was recruited by Riffe Petroleum in 1979, which was purchased by the Charter Corp. and then by Elf Asphalt. Scott then began working for Trans-Tel Inc., where he would work for 21 years, starting Aug. 19, 1992, as the chief financial officer and vice president.