William David Scales

October 7, 1952 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 69)

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Services for William David Scales, age 69, of Temple, Texas will be held on May 27, 2022 at the Salado United Methodist Church Chapel with Pastor Brady Johnston officiating. 

David died May 19, 2022 at Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. David was born in Evansville, Indiana, to William W. Scales and Mildred Peters. He participated in ROTC and later joined the Air Force from 1974 to 1976. He graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with both his undergraduate degree and law degree. While attending Baylor University, he met his first wife, Linda Loyd and they married on June 1, 1976. Their life transitioned from Florida to Texas, then later to Oklahoma for many years before returning to the state of Texas to be closer to their family. Together they had two children, Jeffrey Scales and Becca Scales. David spent several years as an attorney in Dumas, Texas. He worked within the Veterans Affairs legal offices for approximately 30 years. On October 2, 2004, he married his second 

fe, Billie Sue Scales of Salado. She had two children from a prior marriage, Trey and Taylor Hutton. In 2007, he opened his own private practice in order to serve the community around him. Billie Sue acted as his practice manager until they both retired in 2021. He faithfully attended church throughout his adult life with attendance at Baptist churches, Nazarene churches, Methodist Churches, and lastly Temple Bible Church. He and Billie Sue were a member of 4 bible studies for many years. As his health became more challenged, Billie Sue remained by his side and was ultimately with him when he took his last breath. 

David was a bit of a character. He had a love of animals, with particular affinity for dogs. deer and redbirds. His hobbies over the years included learning to fly airplanes, hunting, fishing, biking and motorcycling. He was a member of Toast Masters for years. He also loved singing and was a member of many church choirs as well as Master Singers for several years. He had a big laugh and a smile that lit up his whole face. He also had a knack for picking up strays over the years and welcoming them into his life, this included people that needed support for a period of time and many times, a dog found alongside the road. 

Survivors include his current wife, Billie Sue Scales, step-children Trey and Taylor Hutton, his ex-wife, Linda Scales, his children Jeffrey Scales and Becca McDougald, and his siblings Michelle and John Scales. In addition, he is survived by 12 grandchildren as well as his current puppies, Gracie and Happy. 

He is preceded in death by his parents William W. Scales, Mildred Scales and his brother Larry Scales. 

Arrangements are being managed by Broecker Funeral of Salado.

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Funeral Service
May 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Salado United Methodist Church Historic Chapel
600 N. Royal
Salado, TX 76571

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