Alfred (AB) Boyce Scott


Alfred Boyce (AB) Scott passed away April 17, 2019.
Many knew him as the 97-year-old that regularly mowed 14 acres in Ahloso. In fact, he had just completed his mowing before a fall that led to his passing.
He was the "Little Boy from Owl Creek," born March 26, 1922, to James Albert and Fannie Scott. He grew up through the Depression, wars and recessions with meager surroundings and lost his sweet mother at the age of 16. He was a barefoot basketball star, excused from running laps because his coach knew he was running back and forth to home.
He parlayed his ninth-grade education and good common sense into a Double-Cola distributor position. That is how he met his beautiful wife, Johnnie Bernice Welch Scott, as she waitressed at the Pig Stand in Konawa and after a few short weeks, they wed. It was a romance that remained true for almost 75 years.
Their children are Larry (and Liz) Scott, Jim (and Denise) Scott, Danny (and Alice) Scott and Sherri Chandler. They begat grandchildren Isaac (and Katie) Scott, Josh Scott, Jason Scott, Amanda Scott, Michael Schieffer, Scotty (and Jess) Bowers and Brady (and Tanna) Bowers. They then begat great-grandchildren Wyatt Scott and recent twins Dax and Emilia Bowers.
AB took great pride in each and every member of his family and doled out sage advice that will impact their lives forever.
AB entered the oil industry and spent years drilling wells for Big Chief Drilling Co. He made history as the man who drilled the hole for the first underground nuclear test in the Salt Domes of Mississippi. He climbed to the top of the drilling game, serving as the consulting guru on directional drilling projects including the Long Beach offshore islands. While the oil field assignments took him with his family to many parts from Mississippi to California, his home has been in Ada for many years.
Through all his years he raised with Bernice not only his kids, but livestock here and there and dabbled in racing horses. He was also pretty famous for informally drag racing at stop lights.
AB is survived by his wife, 90, and his descendants who wished he could stay forever, wish we could have one more Father's Day, one more any day but take solace that as a faithful servant, he is with our almighty Father, reunited with his mama and all the angels who sang to him through the years when no one else could hear them.
No doubt many folks in Ada will also miss his cute smile, his ABisms, those pearls of wisdom and his inspirational physical and mental capacity as an active 97-year-old. He was, until his final fall, a physical human anomaly to be missed by all.
Never to be forgotten too is the sharing of his true labor of love - his pecan crop.
Happy Father's Day to the Little Boy from Owl Creek, AB Scott. Per his request, a family graveside service at Stonewall Cemetery will be held in the near future.
Published on June 13, 2019
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Joe and Jodia Housley
Jun 14, 2019
It was an honor and privilege to have met him. Our daughter, and Brady’s wife, Tanna thought of him as her own granddad as he welcomed her into the family. He was a blessing.
Denise Scott
Jun 14, 2019
I will forever remember the wonderful, caring Father in law and Grandfather you were. I loved and took to heart all of your lifetime wisdom you always told me about. Grateful for your 97 years here on earth to be the head of the family. May the Angels you often heard singing to you here on earth be blessing you singing to you in Heaven!
Rest In Paradise AB
Jim, Jason and I love and miss you.