Scott Daniel Willis

March 4, 1982 - April 22, 2022

Scott Daniel Willis, 40, of Port Arthur, TX passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 22, 2022.  Scott was born to Donald E. and Carolyn Cagle Willis in Port Arthur on March 4, 1982, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Although Scott was born in Port Arthur, he grew up in Nederland attending Helena Elementary School, C.O.Wilson Junior High, and graduated with honors  from Nederland High School in 2000. While attending high school, Scott was very active in football, track and field, band, and FFA.  Scott served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Nederland FFA chapter while raising and showing broilers, capons, turkeys, hogs, and a beef heifer at the South Texas State Fair and Houston Livestock Show.  After high school, Scott attended Texas A&M University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Poultry Science. He then began a career in the textile industry in Southern California before returning to Southeast Texas to attend Lamar Institute of Technology to receive a degree in Chemical Processing Operations and was hired by Dow Chemical in Orange where he was currently employed.

Scott enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his greatest enjoyment came from music.  After work, he would sit at his keyboard to play and sing before retiring for the day with his new puppy, Murphy.

Survivors are his father Don Willis of Nederland, TX and his brother Mark Willis of Long Beach, CA.

He is proceeded in death by his grandparents Eugene Dale and Dorotha Byrd Willis of Big Sandy, Texas, Clarence and Mable Cagle of Bridge City, Texas, and his mother Carolyn Cagle Willis of Nederland, Texas.

A gathering of Mr. Willis’ family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Memory Gardens, Nederland.

Memorial contributions can be made to Texas Masonic Charities Foundation, 1985 Ranch Road 2323, Llano, Texas 78643.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 27, 2022
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 28, 2022
  • 1:00 pm


Memory Gardens Cemetery – Nederland
  • 3098, Highway 69 N, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • April 28, 2022

Comments (9)

    Andy & Connie Ruppart says:

    Dear Don & Maxine
    We are so sorry for the loss of Don’s precious son. Our prayer is that Our Almighty God will comfort your hearts and the entire family as only God can. We will continue to pray for you and his loved ones.
    With Christian Love,
    Andy & Connie

    Bonnie (Deering) & Timothy Nagy says:

    Sorry for your loss. We know you loved him so much & that he will be missed so much. Our thoughts & prayers are to you. These times are very hard right now. May you find comfort in memories & pictures of Scott.

    Bonnie (Deering) & Timothy Nagy says:

    Sorry for your loss. We know your son will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in good memories. Sorry again.

    John Deering says:

    Sorry to hear of Scotts passing. Being your son, I know he was a fine person. My prayers go out to you and your family. Again Sorry for your loss.

    Lori Thomas says:

    Mr. Willis, I don’t even know what to say. I’m so sad and sorry to hear about Scott. You and Mark are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Shirley Thornton says:

    Don and Mark thoughts are with both of you. Sending hugs and prayers you way…
    🤗 Shirley

    Faith Shoemaker says:

    My heart aches at your loss, Don. I have you in my prayers for the mighty peace and comfort of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Know that I’m just a step away as you have an open invitation to come over anytime.

    Gloria Stendahl says:

    Don and Mark,
    My heart hurts for y’all. I so wish I could be there, but with my own diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, I’m not very mobile right now. Please know that Mark and I are praying for you.
    Love and hugs,

    Amanda Jo Pynes says:

    My prayers and thoughts are with y’all during this time. Praying the memories you have of him carry you through. He was one special guy with a heart that was larger than life. He will for sure be missed. One sweet day we will see him again.

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