Carl Scott Nisbet Jr., 87, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.Nisbet Then Pic
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Park Place Towers, 1300 S. Harrison with Chaplain Jerry Bell, Worley Kennedy, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Pampa, David Brack, pastor of Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Amarillo and Dr. Roger Hubbard, of Lake Tanglewood Community Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Scott was born to Carl S. Nisbet and Helen Hall Nisbet in Denver, Colo. on April 27, 1926. He graduated from Westport High School in 1943, in Kansas City, MO where the family moved shortly after his birth.
He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1955 with an Engineering degree after serving in the U.S. Army. He and Bobbie Lee Harris were married Dec. 31, 1951 in San Angelo. They enjoyed many wonderful trips around the world.
The family moved to Pampa where Scott worked with Cabot Engineering retiring in 1983, retiring again in 1996 from Celanese Chemical Co.
While at UT, he was president of Acacia Fraternity, and he was a proud Eagle Scout awarded during earlier years. He lived the Boy Scout code by example and was respected by all. In Pampa he was active in Gray County Republican Party, Faith Bible Church, Gray County Genealogy Society and Panhandle Instrument Society.
As an only child who was loved and adored by his parents he received the same love from his wife and children for 62 years. A new group of friends at Park Place Towers and Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church shared the same love and respect for this gentle, kind, sweet man who will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Curtis and Joe Henry Harris; a son-in-law, Gary Richardson; and a daughter-in-law, Susan K. Nisbet.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Nisbet, of the home; a son, Mike Nisbet of Amarillo; three daughters, Lee Harris and husband Wes of Farmers Branch, Susan Richardson of Texarkana, and Janet Tipton and husband Michael of Wheeler; a cousin, Tommy Nisbet and wife Mary Lou of Amarillo; a niece, Celia Hedges and husband Walt of Pinedale, AZ; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and ten step great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to Pampa Senior Citizens, 500 W. Francis, Pampa, TX 79065; Faith Bible Church, PO Box 1645, Pampa, TX 79065, Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, 7801 SW 34th, Amarillo, TX 79121; or to charities of choice.