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Royal M Scott passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Round Rock, Texas just 10 days before his 89th birthday. He was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1928. He is survived by his daughter, Janice; granddaughters, Caroline and Caitlin; and his great-granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Royal enlisted in the Army in 1946. He was a Private First Class in the 63rd Signal Battalion, serving in the Occupation of Europe in Germany and Austria until 1948.

On his home from the war, he met Betty Jean Flynn in Deming, New Mexico and they wed in 1949. They moved to Oakland, California where he returned to his pre-war position as a groundman for the Southern Pacific Railroad. They welcomed their daughter Janice in 1950. Royal worked his way up through the ranks of Southern Pacific to become Superintendent of Communications at just 32 years old. Upon retiring from the railroad, he moved to Dallas and became a successful sales engineer for major telecom companies such as GTE and NEC.

With a passion for adventure and experience, Royal spent his adult life traveling the world. Having visited over 100 countries (including two trips to Antarctica) he would often visit locations just because it was somewhere new and he needed a pin in the map. He was a patron of the Smithsonian Museum and is honored on a plaque at the entrance of the Castle in Washington D.C.

After retiring from sales, Royal moved to the farm he built in Leonard, Texas where he was awarded Farmer of the year for Fannin County Texas. When it was time for a new challenge from that, he moved to the beach in Carrabelle, Florida and served as Vice Captain in the Auxiliary Coast Guard for that area. He finally decided to actually retire and live on a golf course in Tampa, Florida. When Betty Jean's struggle with cancer became more severe, they moved to Leander, Texas in 2004 to be close to family and she died in 2005. In 2007 he met Fran Campbell, in whom he found a fellow traveler. She became his companion and caretaker.

A graveside service will be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2pm. His ashes will be interred with his wife, Betty Jean.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 (1-800-227-2345).

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.