Edward Floyd Scull
Edward Floyd Scull, Sr., 89, of Martindale, Texas, passed away March 22, 2012, at home.
Edward was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Odem, Texas, to the late Floyd Wayman Scull and Mary Genevieve Warren Scull. He married Linda May Beaman on May 27, 1950, in Corpus Christi.
He was a member of American Hereford Association, the Texas Hereford Association and the Capital Area Hereford
Association. Edward was a fifth-generation farmer and rancher in South Texas, and for the last 54 years in Guadalupe County near Martindale.
He was a 1939 graduate of Odem High School in Odem, Texas, and attended North Texas State University prior to WWII, where he served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 62 years, Linda Scull of Martindale; children, Edward F. and Elizabeth Scull, Jr., of Fredricksburg, John W. Scull, of Martindale, Malinda and Oscar Hairell, Jr., of Martindale, and Jason D. and Dianne Scull, of Ft. Collins, Colo.; eight grandchildren: Rebecca and Graham Chenault, Elizabeth Scull, Katherine Scull, Amanda and Casey Krier, Jarrett and Jessica Hairell, Kyle Hairell, Caitlyn Hairell and William Scull; and four great-grandchildren: Addison Chenault, Graham Chenault, Jr., Olan Hairell and Connor Krier.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Martindale United Methodist Church, (Bowie Street at Jennings Street) in Martindale.
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I was a teenager growing up in San Marcos in the 1960s and I worked for the Sculls one summer on their farm near Martindale. They knew me as a result of my being a classmate (San Marcos High School) of their eldest son Edward.
Every day at noon I had lunch with the Sculls and found them to be a very nice family. (the following is said with a smile but it is true) At a time when most everyone I knew would have said that they were Democrats (remember this is during the 1960s) my recollection is that the Sculls were Republicans – that seemed unusual to me, that and the fact that they had lime (best I remember) with their ice tea. Well that was OK – they were very nice people.
On one of the jobs that summer on the farm we were filling a conical top Butler tank with maize and because the available auger wasn’t tall enough to reach the top we had to put the maize in through a side hatch and manually shovel the maize inside the tank to keep things level. Mr. Scull and I got into that tank with face masks on and we shoveled maize – it was really hot but Mr. Scull wouldn’t leave me in there alone.
I don’t know what else to say – Mr. Scull was a good boss and a decent man; I’m glad that I had the chance to work for him that summer.
– Paul Nix