Tex L. Scates

Tex went to be with the Lord and his son on August 25th, 2020….May God rest his soul.

Tex attended Quanah High School and graduated in 1962. He then went on to graduate from Amarillo College in 1975 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Commercial Electronics.

Tex served in the United States Army from June 26, 1962 till December 29, 1963. After his military service Tex was a Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrolman for six and a half years, and then moved on to work for Owens Corning fiberglass plant in Amarillo Texas where he retired in 1999.  Tex loved his family dearly. He enjoyed hunting, camping, hiking, prospecting, fishing, and four-wheeling.

Tex was preceded in death by his son Jason Andrew Scates. His Father and Mother Jim and Grace Scates, his 3 sisters Rose Honea, Cleo Daniels, Leona Tramel.

Tex is survived by his wife Shirley Jean Scates, grandchildren Dakota Scates, Tyler Scates, two great-grandchildren, Silas Blaze Scates, Jason Andres Scates, four stepchildren Tony Owens, Juda Owens, Stephanie Jones, and Darrell Jones, and one daughter-in-law Carrie Peterson, and many nieces and nephews.

He will be missed dearly.



  1. Tony Owens

    Tex I will miss you severely. Always loved listening to your stories, I was highly entertained. Thank you for being there for me and for taking care of my Mom like you did. Time to rest and take it easy. and I will see you again. I love you.

  2. Juda

    Tex.I love you.I want to Thank you for all you have done for all of us,You were there for me more then my own father.we had many many years of memories.im glad you came into my moms life.all of our lives.Its just not the same without you.we will all be together again .until then I love and miss you dearly Tex

  3. Keith Dennis

    Tex, I’m so sorry I never got to see or talk to you after all the great times we had
    in Quanah. Somehow I just never made it back nor called. Should your kids want
    to reach me and find out more about you when you were young, just contact the
    Math Dept at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. one can even find my e-mail address
    there. Keith Dennis

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