OBITUARY: Charles W. ‘Scooter’ Yeargain, 87, dies April 9, 2013

Charles W. “Scooter” Yeargain was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Dallas to John W. and Lilly Breedlove Yeargain. He went to Heaven on April 9, 2013.

After high school in Dallas, he attended Texas A&M University from 1943 to 1947. At A&M, he was a proud Aggie Corps member as well as part of the youngest football team to go to the Orange Bowl. The team was dubbed Kiddie Corps by its coach. He obtained a degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M.

He married Faerl Rita Savoie on Nov. 25, 1952 in New Orleans and began raising his family there before moving back to Texas in 1972.

Charles “Scooter” Yeargain will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Faerl; daughters, Cerise Skinner and husband Jerry and Shana Aitken and husband Brad; son, Charles W. Yeargain Jr. and wife Elizabeth; grandchildren, Kevin Skinner, Corbin Skinner, Kathryn Fisackerly and husband Steven, Elizabeth Barajas, Gabrielle Yeargain, Hannah McConnell and husband Matt and Emily Greene and husband Daniel; and great-grandson, Thomas R. Fisackerly.

Charles W. “Scooter” worked for Rowan Companies Inc. from 1945 to 2004. He started as a roughneck on the rigs and worked his way to executive vice president. After formal retirement, he continued as a consultant with the company.

He served as an adult leader in multiple capacities for Boy Scout Troop 642 and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award for a volunteer leader. He also served Scouting as a leader in the Sam Houston Area Council, for which he was a life member of the board. Scouting was a vital part of his life, and he was a tremendous mentor to all the young men, who were honored to have him as part of their lives.

He also enjoyed hunting with friends and family for many years, teaching his kids and grandkids and many others to hunt and shoot well. He loved water skiing and being on the lake. He skied on the lakes, rivers and spillways — for hours at a time — for as long as any of his friends can remember. He raised all his children and grandchildren to love water sports and enjoy long hours playing on the lake, skiing or just taking a leisurely ride all over the lake. He always enjoyed when his family joined him on the lake and even when the college-aged grandkids brought lots of friends with them.

In the last few years, his growth as a Christian flourished. His life became even more of a witness to others because of this. He truly was a very Godly man who set an example for other men to follow.

Friendship has always been important to Charles — making relationships, building them and keeping them for a lifetime. Faith, love, honor, courage, friendship, integrity, hard work, generosity and mentoring are just a few words we can use to describe Charles Yeargain.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Victory Church of Highland Lakes (his home church)
P.O. Box 475, Marble Falls, TX  78654; or The Boy Scouts of America. The C.W. Yeargain Memorial has been established for those wishing to contribute to the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, at C.W. Yeargain Memorial, P.O. Box 924528, Houston, TX 77292 or by making an online memorial at www.shac.org/memorials.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. April 14 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. A memorial service is 1 p.m. April 15 at the Church at Horseshoe Bay. A reception will follow.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.