Obituary

Scotty David Senter

Scotty SenterScotty Senter, age 54, passed away peacefully at his Austin home surrounded by his loving family. During the past 16 months, Scotty was made acutely aware of the alarming number of people battling cancer with little or no hope for a cure. His fight with cancer made him a stronger person and deepened his faith.

A native Austinite, Scotty was born on March 26, 1953, at Brackenridge Hospital. He graduated from Reagan High School in 1971, where he played on the 1970 State Championship Football Team. Scotty received a degree in Business Management, with honors, from Park College.

In 1977 Scotty moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he worked as Asst. Hotel Manager at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. He made many new lifelong friends at the MGM and also met the love of his life, Truda. They were married in the Little Chapel of the West on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Scotty returned to Austin with Truda and daughter Shannon in 1988 and began work immediately at the Texas Department of Insurance, Consumer Protection Program.

Scotty could never have endured the past year without the exceptional care given to him by his loving wife Truda, his devoted daughter, Shannon, and faithful family and friends and co-workers. Many of Scotty's childhood friends, classmates and teammates remained his dearest friends throughout life and he cherished the bond they shared. The family would like to thank Bill Greif and Cancer Connection, Hospice Austin, and Pastor Dave Peters for their compassionate support.

In addition to his wife of 26 years, Truda, and daughter, Shannon Hall, Scotty also leaves behind his son-in-law, Tim Hall and grandson, Logan, his "best friend"; his mother, Marcie Reynolds and stepfather, Robert A Reynolds; his father, Dr. Jerald R. Senter, and stepmother, Joy Senter; twin brother Sandy and his wife, Rita; brother Jerry and his wife, Kathleen; brother Mike and his wife, Cecil; stepsister Marie Aldridge and her husband Lance; nieces Brittany, Sarah, and Audrey Senter; and nephew Andrew Senter.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. A celebration of Scotty's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the funeral home; interment to follow at Austin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Round Rock YMCA, 1812 N. Mays St. Round Rock, TX 78664; Round Rock Presbyterian Church, 4010 Sam bass Rd., Round Rock, TX 78681; or Hospice Austin 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. #100, Austin, TX 78759 are appreciated.

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