Builder Scott Williams describes his renovation of the Mercantile Building in Valentine, Texas, February 2015 (Tom Michael/KRTS)
Scott Williams of Alpine was a builder and a renovator. On big projects ranging from The Capri in Marfa to the Mercantile Building in Valentine. He also worked on personal residences in Marfa, Alpine, and throughout the Transpecos. Here he is in February on Marfa Public Radio:
My name is Scott Williams and we’re at the Valentine Mercantile Building in Valentine, Texas. It served the ranching region out here for probably about 70 years. Oh, I love the history. It’s just a lot of fun to bring back the old building.
He is survived by his father, Jack, his wife Karen and his daughter Mariah – all in Alpine – and daughter Jessica of San Antonio. His siblings are his brother Jeff in Alpine and his sister Jaclyn in Midland.
Memorials may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation (reference Scott Williams, POB 685, Alpine TX 79831) and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute in Fort Davis. There will be a graveside service at Elm Grove Cemetery in Alpine on Tuesday (September 15) at 11 AM.