It's a rough life if you don't weaken.
  • 47 years old
  • Born on December 16, 1971 in Austin, Texas, United States.
  • Passed away on March 27, 2019 in Austin, Texas, United States.

After a very long, courageous battle with a rare cancer, Scott Wyatt McGill quietly passed in the South Austin home where he grew up on 27 March 2019.

Scott McGill was born in Austin on 16 December 1971 to a Texas pioneering family that has lived in the Austin area since the early 1800s. He was raised in South Austin, a fact of which he was extremely proud. As he was growing up, Scott was a great fan of The Hulk and Dukes of Hazzard. He loved fixing/modifying his bicycles and riding them all around the neighborhood, including “Seven Humps”. In his teens, he switched to skateboarding, karate and (of course) cars. He was loyal and loving, a great protector of his family.

Scott matured and became a loving and devoted father to Chalee. He adored and was very proud of his child. He worked very hard to take care of his family.

Scott was predeceased by his mother, Carolyn Ruth McGill (Brock); maternal grandmother, Lorene Brock Piper (Scott); maternal grandfather, Roy Brock; paternal grandmother, Minnie Viola McGill (Harris); and paternal grandfather, George Washington McGill.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Chalee Danielle McGill of San Antonio; stepson, Jared Lee Stomberg of Austin; father and stepmother, Johnny McGill and Stacie de Lespine McGill (Wright) of Austin; brother and sister-in-law, Mark Alan McGill and Elizabeth Ann McGill (Richardson) of New Braunfels; sister and brother-in-law, Chandra Lesley Garrison (McGill) and Brent Russell Garrison of Kemah; brother and sister-in-law, Joshua Nathaniel Bunten McGill and Michelle Lynne McGill (LeBeouf) of Austin; paternal aunt and uncle, Nancy Ann Kellam (McGill) and James Harris Kellam of Austin; paternal aunt and uncle, Lorna Joan McGill (Serrao) and Gary McGill of Liberty Hill; paternal aunt and uncle, Noranell McGill (Snowden) and Larry McGill of Sun City; maternal aunt and uncle, Betti Jean Hlebichuk (Brock) and David Hlebichuk of Montgomery; and grandmother-in-law, Julia Harman (Williams) of Copperas Cove as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Scott will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

The McGill family would like to thank the hospice team at Encompass Health: Reed Kopplow, Rob Anderssen, Virginia Goodman and Anne Swift. They treated Scott with the utmost compassion, care and respect, as well as providing support to Scott's father and stepmother, John and Stacie. Words cannot fully express our gratitude to these wonderful, caring people.

Sunday, 14 April 2019, was a magical, perfect day. We celebrated the life of Scott McGill in the manner of a good Irish wake with laughter, stories, singing, food and, yes, a few tears. Family and friends gathered - old grudges were put to rest and relations renewed as Scott smiled down on us all. Memory of the day will be cherished in our hearts forever.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

Posted by Chandra Garrison on 18th April 2019
I have many fond memories of my brother Scott. He was always protective as a big brother. I remember when I first started kindergarten I was so shy and scared. And he knew that. So every time he saw me at school he’d run up behind me and tug my ponytail so I’d know he was there and keeping a watch over me. I love you Scott.
Posted by Stacie De Lespine McGill on 30th March 2019
Scott *never* once complained about having cancer during all the years he suffered. All he wanted, was to see his girl graduate from school and that he accomplished.

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