Scot Allen Meents

Published 2:34 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Scot Allen Meents was born on October 31, 1949 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur, Texas, and was a lifelong resident of Port Neches, TX. Scot lost his battle with cancer on September 8, 2016 at the age of 66.

He attended Trinity Presbyterian Church until he left for the Navy after graduating from Port Neches Groves High School in 1968. Scot was a Port Arthur Fireman before enlisting in the Navy. He worked as an E-5 Aviation Ordinance (special & nuclear weapons) in the Navy and after his service during the Vietnam War became a draftsman. He also worked in a foundry, as a welder in a ship building company, and finally as a sheetrock installer in the Mid-County area. He loved PNG football and looked forward to each new season. He was an avid golfer until his health would not allow him to play anymore just a little over a year ago. He loved the Port Neches Park and spending time at the Neches River (visiting twice a day). He graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and became an avid photographer, sculptor and artist. He was a history buff, but art was his passion. Scot had several art shows, one at the Beaumont Art League just last year, and hung art several shows at the Hebert Library in Port Neches and Lamar University. He finally was able to experience selling his art and the appreciation of others loving the art he created. Scot served as the Vice President of the Beaumont Art League for the last 2 years and hung the art for shows with museum style lighting, following all the protocols established by museums he had visited all over the world. He was taught by the renowned Professor Jerry Newman at Lamar University and they became longtime friends after.

Scot was predeceased by both parents, Dorothy and Wendell Meents and his sister, Margaret Toups. Scot is survived by his beloved sister, Victoria Beryl Meents Allen, and his beloved brother, Mark Douglas Meents and wife Cathy all of Houston, Texas; as well as five nephews, Rodney Crow and wife Shannon, Christopher Eagan McGullam and wife Heather both of Houston, Mitch Toups and wife of Beaumont, Andy Toups of Houston, Steven Toups and wife Dette of Beaumont; five nieces, Rachel Meents and Lauren Meents of Houston, Wendy Toups, Susie Toups of Beaumont and Janet Toups of New York; eight great nieces & nephews and one great, great niece. He is also survived by his cousins, Timothy Ludwig and wife Reggie of Tennessee; Steven Ludwig and wife June of Oklahoma; Debra Collins and husband Allen of Houston, Phillip Allen and wife Noressa of Port Neches, and Brady Allen, MD of Dallas and many other family and very close friends. Scot loved his family and friends. He was a loyal friend.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

A Memorial will be held to celebrate the life of Scot Allen Meents on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Port Neches Park (under the Pavilion near the Neches River) by Reverend Margaret Desmond with Eulogy by Victoria Allen. In true Scot Meents’ fashion, please wear your Hawaiian shirts and shorts – sandals permitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jerry Newman Scholarship Fund at Lamar University (Lamar University Development Office, PO Box 10011, Beaumont, TX 77710 or online at or the Beaumont Art League (2675 Gulf Street, Beaumont, TX 77703).