On October 24, 1940, William Michael Scott (Mike) was born in Atlanta, Texas to W.E. (Dub) and Jeff Ensey Scott.
Mike grew up in Atlanta, graduated from Atlanta High School, and loved his hometown.
In 1965, Mike joined the Dallas Police Department. He served as a patrol and training officer at the Northwest Substation. In the following years he became an Investigator working primarily in Homicide until his retirement in 1985. During his tenure with the Dallas Police Department, he was awarded a Life Saving Medal and was named Outstanding Police Officer of the Month in the City of Dallas. After retirement, he returned home to serve the City of Atlanta as Chief of Police for 9 years.
Mike was a member of the Dallas Police Association and held a Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Texas.
He enjoyed riding around in his blue jeep. He often had his companion D2 with him. D2 was his yellow lab named after John Wayne since Mike loved watching “The Duke” movies. He was an avid World War II history buff. He loved to fish, or maybe it was just going fishing that he loved, but he could often be seen hauling his boat behind that blue jeep to a local fishing hole.
Mike taught his children and grandchildren by example; integrity, courage, loyalty, faith, hope, love….are just a few key words that come to mind as they describe him.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Allen Scott of Atlanta, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law Michael and Karen Scott of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; a daughter and son-in-law Michele and Michael Hartline of Doddridge, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Lexie Scott of Appleton City, Missouri, Ryan Hartline of Richardson, Texas, Chase Scott of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Christen Lummus of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Brantley Scott of Raleigh, North Carolina; three great-grandchildren: Avery Michael Hartline, Hoyt Scott Bock, Kayleigh Lynn Scott; and a niece, Natalie Bivins Scott.
The family will receive friends Monday, April 29, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Parlor at First United Methodist Church, Atlanta.
A private service will be held for Mike at Pine Crest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the children or youth funds at First United Methodist Church 701 Lindsey Lane, Atlanta, Texas 75551 or a charity of your choice.