The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

November 21, 2013

Alan ‘Scott’ Jackson Sr.

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.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Sheila Kay King

    Sheila Kay King, 57, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home in Crowley, Texas. She was born May 12, 1957, at Ft. Sill, to Matthew and Doris King, of Lawton. Sheila graduated from Snyder High School in 1975. She attended Cameron ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 31, 2014

  • Louis Edward ‘Tex’ Raymond Jr.

    Louis Edward “Tex” Raymond Jr., 90, of Norman, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014. Tex was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Wichita, Kan., to Louis Edward Raymond Sr. and Nellie Elizabeth Duncan....

    July 30, 2014

  • Dorothy I. Armstrong

    Dorothy I. Armstrong, 83, went peacefully into the hands of the Lord Saturday, July 26, 2014. Memorial services will be 11 p.m. Friday at Slaughterville Baptist Church, Highway 77 and 60th Street in Lexington....

    July 30, 2014

  • John Joseph Giudice Jr.

    John Joseph Giudice Jr., of Norman, a fisheries biologist whose pioneering research paved the way for commercial fish farming in the United States, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 93....

    July 30, 2014

  • Arley Jay Newton

    Arley Jay Newton died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Tulsa. Arley was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Tulsa, to parents John Newton and Marianna (Pyatt) Newton....

    July 29, 2014

  • Jo Ann Oberst

    Jo Ann Oberst, 80, of Norman, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in Norman. She was born April 13, 1934, in Oklahoma City to Albert Siddens and Mary (Mollman) Siddens Manley. She retired from the University of Oklahoma in 1995....

    July 29, 2014

  • Elizabeth Mary Waters

    Services for Elizabeth Mary Waters, 92, Norman, who died Friday, July 25, of natural causes, will be10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29 at Robinson Street Baptist Church, 801 E. Robinson. Bill Blair will officiate. Viewing will be Monday, July 28, 8 ...

    July 27, 2014

  • James Francis Fynmore

    James Francis Fynmore, III, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 22, 2014....

    July 27, 2014

  • Thomas ‘Tom’ Chambers

    Although Tom was christened Thomas Previglian, he took his step-father’s name of Chambers as it was easier to spell when he entered grade school. Born in Olean, New York, on March 11, 1943, he transitioned into his new life on July 25, ...

    July 27, 2014