SAYERS, SCOTT PHILEN SR. (1928 ~ 1968). The following is an obituary for Scott P. Sayers Sr., former member of the Texas Legislature. It appeared in the September 27, 1968 edition of the Waco News-Tribune.
AUSTIN — Funeral services for Scott P. Sayers, 40, of Austin. Lawyer and former member of the Texas legislature and husband of the former Miss Nancy DeGraffenreid of Waco, will be at 11 a.m. in Tarrytown Methodist Church here. Mrs. Sayers' mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs, N. H. Goode reside on Washington Avenue in Waco.
Rev. Clifford Zirkel will officiate at services for Sayers. Burial will be at 5 p m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth with the Rev. C. A. Sutton and Dr. Gaston Foote officiating. Weed-Corley Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements. The family has asked that memorial gifts be made to the Parkland Hospital blood center in Dallas. Sayers, a native of Fort Worth, died at Parkland Hospital Thursday morning after a brief illness. Pallbearers will be Gov. John Connally, Speaker Ben Barnes, Rep. Gus Mutscher of Brenham; Frank C. Erwin, Johnnie B. Rogers and W. G. Kirkland of Austin; and Alfred Negley of San Antonio.
Sayers was graduated from Paschal High School in Fort Worth in 1945. He attended Arlington State College, the University of Texas at Austin and the university law school, receiving his LL.B. from the UT law school in 1950. Sayers, who lived at 2322 Townes Lane in Austin, practiced law in Fort Worth from 1950 to 1956, serving in the Texas House of Representatives from 1953 to 1957. He was Tarrant County Democratic chairman from 1960 to 1962. In 1962, Sayers left Fort Worth to join Gov. John Connally’s staff as an administrative assistant. At the governor’s request, Sayers became executive director for the State Democratic Executive Committee in 1964. He had been in law practice in the firm of Rogers and Sayers since 1965.
Sayers was a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrytown Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Survivors include his wife Nancy; two sons, Scott P Sayers Jr. and Brian S. Sayers and one brother, Reagan Sayers of Fort Worth.