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J. Scott Cagle

October 1, 1961 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 60)


Memorial Service for J. Scott Cagle, 60, of Nacogdoches will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Laird Funeral Home.  Scott was born on October 1, 1961, the son of Johnie William and Betty Sue Helmert Cagle.  He passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 in Nacogdoches.  Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Laird Funeral Home.

Scott was born in Ozark, Arkansas the son of Johnie William and Betty Sue Cagle.  He was the youngest of his siblings which led to him being remarkably close to his older sister who helped raise him.  Scott loved being in the country and learned many things from his parents.  They instilled in him the love of family and friends and to never take anything for granted.  Scott’s younger years were filled with the typical adventures of boys but eventually made his way to East Texas where his adult life began.  He soon was blessed with being a father figure to two special young children and he took that role profoundly serious.  Scott had extreme patience, a trait that he used often with Paul and Paige because he was the man who taught them what life was about.  He never had a single moment that he didn’t treat them as his own and he loved them beyond measure.  He remained an especially important part of their lives and was blessed to be able to include them and their families in his as well.  Scott was honest and always available when someone needed him.  He would drive to whomever asked for him, including his family and each of his friends.  He was the one to count on.  If he said he would be there, he would…. although he was usually late!  He was compassionate and stood up for what he believed in.  He knew every moment of every day was precious and loved making sure whatever he did, counted as something.  Scott took purposeful measures to make sure his closest family and friends were always happy.  This showed more on the day his sister got married than it ever had.  He simply spoke to Gary, her new husband and said, “You better not mistreat my sister, or I will drive up there!”.  This defined Scott.  He loved his group of people and would do anything for them.  He was happiest when he was surrounded by them, laughing and making wonderful memories and if he loved you, he told you so.  He was a hard worker and spent 13 years at Deep East Texas CoOp, was owner/operator of The Blind Place and Hilltop Store in Appleby, and then worked for Appleby Gas.   

In 2009, as he and friends were gathered at their “meeting spot”, The Country Kitchen in Central Heights, he met Annetta.  Little did he know that day would change the rest of his life.  He and Annetta became wonderful friends and later began dating.  On July 24, 2014 they were joined in marriage, hence beginning an even happier set of memories.  Scott taught her to enjoy the things that were special to him including hunting, fishing and being at the lake house and deer camp.  His particular interest in skeet shooting was something he was distinctly dedicated to and had a passion for Nacogdoches Skeet Club and the youth involved as well.  Scott took great pride in being a part of the annual youth camps and meeting every Wednesday morning with “the regulars” for breakfast at IHoP.  He was a country boy and Annetta loved that about him.  He loved her immensely and relished in every moment he had with her.  They spent time with family and friends and were ironically blessed when the great COVID hit and were able to spend an uninhibited 2 weeks together in the woods, enjoying the simple life and each other.  She was his person and their years together were breathtaking, although shortened by the tragic news of his health issues.  Scott will forever be remembered as the big guy who never got in a hurry, loved without limitations and had a zest for life like no one else.  He will be greatly missed but the memories with him and his wonderful smile and boisterous laugh will forever be retained by those he dearly loved.

Scott is survived by his wife, Annetta B. Cagle; sister, Sally Acord and husband, Gary; his children, Paul Thompson and wife, Dawn and Paige Murdock and husband, Ronald; grandchildren, Kit and Evy Thompson and Taner, Call and Camo Murdock; great grandchild Tanlie Murdock; aunt, Mary Askins; a multitude of cousins and other family members as well as a truly diverse group of great friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Steven Cagle.

For those who wish to, memorials may be made to Nacogdoches Skeet Club Youth Program, something that was very dear to Scott, at The Nacogdoches Skeet Club, P.O. Box 632861, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963.

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July 29, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laird Funeral Home
2116 South St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Memorial Service
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Laird Funeral Home
2116 South St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

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