William Charles Scasta Jr., 93, of Bryan, was called Home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
W.C. was born on September 8, 1928, in Bryan, Texas. Growing up in the Wheelock area, he enjoyed learning the ethics of hard work, raising livestock, and growing crops while still in school. Ranching was always important to W.C. and his family earned the Texas Family Land Heritage Recognition, for family land owned since 1905, through 5 generations. Ranching came naturally to W.C., and he is known for his commercial cattle operation and quality hay. W.C. also enjoyed his work as a General Contractor. He built many custom homes in the Bryan/College Station area in the 1960s through the 1980s.
W.C. hired many young Aggies who needed work, encouraging, supporting, and sometimes offering tough love to them when needed. Many Aggies are considered family members to this day.
W.C. served on the Board of Directors of Producers Cooperative Association for 33 years and in various capacities with local agriculture organizations. He loved selling his best livestock to young students for their Ag projects and would often buy them back at the youth shows and sales.
Family was always the most important aspect of W.C.’s life. He met Joyce Lee Pruett, who lived in the same community, when mutual friends invited them to a picnic at the river. After a canoe ride together, the rest is history! They married on June 5, 1949 and have shared 73 wonderful years together. W.C. and Joyce always counted it a blessing to have their three children and spouses living on the ranch and watching the grandchildren grow up. W.C. enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding folks around the ranch, playing dominoes, and travelling with good friends.
W.C. was a gentleman, trustworthy and dedicated to his work and family. His gentle, quiet manner was filled with common sense and wisdom. When W.C. spoke, you would do well to listen. He was very kind to others, kept a positive attitude in hard times, and always loved genuinely. He was a man of great character and value and had a very personal, deep, quiet faith in God. While he did not always speak out loud about his faith, he lived it. He taught his family many valuable lessons including truth, honesty, hard work, kindness, and love of the land, animals, and the USA.
W.C. is reunited with his parents, W.C. Scasta Sr. and Nora Lee Wilson Scasta.
W.C. leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, Joyce Lee Pruett Scasta; children, Calvin Scasta and wife LeeAnn, Lloyd Scasta and wife Katherine, and Linda (Scasta) Wilson and husband Wayne; four grandchildren, Matt Scasta, Andy Scasta and wife Jennifer Ann, Katy (Scasta) Williams and husband Ryan, and Christi (Wilson) Wilson and husband Wes; and eight great-grandchildren, Reign Scasta, Cutter Scasta, Robert Christopher (Bo) Scasta, Tate Williams, Tana Williams, Calli Wilson, Haley Wilson, and Colby Wilson.
Memorials may be made to Wheelock Cemetery Association or an organization of your choice.