Gary E. Scholl
Gary, his wife Marybelle, and their pet spider live in Tyler, Texas. Gary says, “I named the spider, ‘Spike.’ He lives on the den ceiling.” They have two children and four grandchildren. They met in Port Arthur, Texas at a dance in 1955. Gary worked for Keystone Wire Cloth as a sales correspondent, office manager, salesman, and then Plant Manager of their Fullerton, Calif. Plant. He was General Manager of Jasper Feed Company (integrated poultry producer), Plant Manager of Ratcliff Materials in Houston, Texas, Area Sales Manager for Oyster Shell Products (seven southwestern states), and he was in petroleum and field supervision for Saxton Petroleum Corp. in Tyler, Texas. He was semi retired and went to work for the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier, when he retired on a disability in 2002. Marybelle owned an alteration shop and she’s semi retired.
His hobbies are his coin collection, his 1977 Cadillac Eldorado (which he bought new!), his 1931 Model A coupe which he’s had for 39 years, and, “Riverboat Gambling.” They have traveled widely throughout the USA, and they have been to Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. He enjoys NASCAR races, college sports events, live performances of major entertainers, symphony orchestra performances, and events their children host and their grandchildren participate in.
He quite often thinks of the good old days when he liked, “lowering blocks on cars instead of them being raked!, pegged pants, white buck shoes, and no rap music.” He does appreciate today’s “large screen TV’s, advances in medicine, and … retirement!”
Gary is proud of … “Winning the ‘Voice of Democracy’ contest in my senior year.”
His message to his classmates is … “If you know where you are going to die --- don’t go there !!” and “It was an honor to school with all of you !!!”
Gary attended Fullerton Jr. College, and he served in the U.S. Navy as a second class petty officer (radarman) aboard the USS Cony (DDE- 508), a destroyer escort, “Gallopin Ghost of the East Coast.”