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Scott Dorsett

June 8, 1958 — March 29, 2020

Waxahachie

Scott Dorsett, 61, of Waxahachie departed for Heaven on Sunday, March 29, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with injuries suffered in a 2016 accident. Scott was born June 8, 1958 in Coronado, California. The husband of Johnna and father to Logan and Kennedy, Scott was a 1976 graduate of Waxahachie High School where he received many awards for his success on the tennis court. As a result of his tennis achievements, Scott earned a scholarship to San Angelo State University. Scott worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for 34 years. He began his career with TxDOT in its Waxahachie office and later transferred to Mesquite where he became IT Supervisor. Following time in Mesquite, Scott was promoted to IT Manager for the North Texas Region of TxDOT. As recently said by Joe Lanoue, a TxDOT friend and colleague, "Scott worked tirelessly to make things better and succeeded. Whatever he touched, improved. Scott would tell the truth about everything; you just needed to ask him, then get ready!"

Scott was a world-class photographer in North Texas for four decades. Scott's work has not only been displayed in a number of places throughout the state, the list of statewide photography awards he’s received is extraordinary. In talking with colleagues at the Daily Light, that list is in the hundreds. Despite such success, Scott rarely spoke of those awards. In addition to photography and tennis, Scott was an avid runner, a brown belt in Taekwondo, a perfect-game bowler, a music aficionado, ping- pong champion and oddly enough, colorblind. Scott also dedicated himself to an annual videography project for Children's Medical Center of Dallas. It was there that Scott provided families of children who lost their life to cancer a keepsake memory that lasts a lifetime.

Scott also had great love and passion for the Waxahachie Independent School District (WISD) where, through his photography, the lives of students and their families, on and off the field, were captured forever. He was loved by everyone he met. His creative nature made him a winner in his life and work. Scott loved life, especially his family. Scott was preceded in death by his late parents, Richard Scott Dorsett Jr. and Kenneth Elaine Leblond Dorsett. In addition to Johnna, his wife of almost 29 years, and their children, Logan (fiancé Lisa Trevino) and Kennedy, Scott is survived by his sisters, Peggy Brown of Waxahachie, Barbara Podmajersky (Kelly Schuler) of Irving, Karen Burrow (David) of Waxahachie, his aunts Dodie Griffith (Tommy) of Murchison Tx. and Margaret Dorsett of Humble Tx. Scott is also survived by his in-laws, John and Dona McCutchen of Waxahachie, sister-in-law Heather Smith of Waxahachie, brother-in-law Judd McCutchen (Heather) of Waxahachie, nephews DJ, Trevor, Tanner, Ty and nieces Jennifer (Alonzo), Bonnie (Ricky), Brandi (John), Hillaree, Sarah, Ellie and Hattie. The Dorsett's would like to include special friends, considered extended family, Scott and Sonya Brooks, Alma Wilson, Carol Ernst, Doug and Billie Wallace, and a host of cousins Scott loved dearly. Scott's family would like to also express a heartfelt thanks to his caregivers at Parkland Hospital Dallas and CNS in Irving. Private viewing and funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 2 under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Scott will be laid to rest at Waxahachie City Cemetery adjacent to Richards Park where Scott spent countless hours of his life. Given county and city restrictions due to Covid-19, a community memorial service for Scott will be held at a time and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Scott's name to the WISD Booster Club of your choice.

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