A celebration of life for long-time Caven Enterprises employee Scot Todd, who passed away, April 29, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, upstairs at JR.’s Bar & Grill.
Scot was born in Lamar, Mo., in 1963, and lived there until 1971, at which time his family moved to Jefferson City. He graduated high school in Matthews, Mo., then attended college at State University.
Scot made his way to Dallas after college and came to live in Oak Lawn. After living here for a short while, he applied for a job at JR.’s Bar and Grill in 1988 and was hired as a barback before eventually starting bartending. During his time at JR.’s, he developed so many friendships, many of which turned into lifelong friendships.
After many years of bartending, he was asked to take over as Caven Enterprises’ lead accountant, and he jumped at the opportunity because he loved numbers. During this time, he was elected president of Caven’s Employees Benevolence Association and stayed in that position for 20 years. He helped CEBA take care of countless employees in need of help, including occasionally delivering groceries to them just to make sure they were doing alright.
That was Scot’s way, no matter the time or place, he was always there to help.
At one point in 2015, Scot started gardening a little bit and really loved it. You could always find him sharing gardening tips that he learned online with anyone that would listen. He was always bringing everyone vegetables or lettuces from his latest harvest from his Truck Garden.
Scot was always one of the most selfless and giving people that this community has been lucky enough to embrace for so many years. He always had a big smile and very quick wit.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Catherine Stewart; his sisters Tricia Todd and Debbie Nation; his brothers Ed, George and Mike Todd; and niece Brandy Burfield.