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Noel Scully

Noel Brian Scully

December 24, 1953

April 16, 2014

Funeral Services for Noel Brian Scully, 60, of Salado will be held April 21 at the Scanio Harper Funeral Home with Pastor Lara Franklin from the Salado United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed at the Salado Cemetery. Visitation is April 20 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple. 

He went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Noel was born in Newark, Ohio to the late Nelson and Janis Leidy Scully on December 24, 1953.  Noel’s family moved to Temple when he was five years old and he attended Temple schools.  After a move to Salado, he graduated from Salado High School in 1972.  He graduated from Southwestern University in 1976 with an accounting degree and became a Certified Public Account.  

He was on the Board of Directors for several banks and worked for years as a CPA.  He created Scully Oil Company and later Scully Exploration LLC and drilled more than 290 successful completions in Texas alone. Noel Scully clearly established himself as a Texas Oilman.  He was greatly influenced by the work ethics of his father and it was represented in all he accomplished.  In 1991 he completed the Threadgill # 1 in Caldwell County, Texas and it became the largest producing well in that county since 1927. Noel also drilled in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, and throughout Texas.  Noel built Scully Exploration LLC into a leading Texas oil and gas exploration firm.

Noel loved music of all genres but his favorite was “The Blues”.  He was always singing or whistling a tune.  He truly loved animals of all kinds and raised several Chihuahuas, naming his favorite “Boomer”.  Noel was surrounded by friends and family and he loved and lived his life BIG.  He was a faithful man of God and supported many causes. 

Survivors include his daughter Marisa Scully Conley and husband Dr. Joey Conley of College Station, Texas; daughter Shane Scully Dixon and husband Joe Dixon of Salado, Texas; sister Lorraine Scully of Temple, Texas; sister Jean Scully Morris and husband Ted Morris of Salado, Tx and sister Candy Hughes of Copperas Cove, Texas. Four grandchildren Preston Conley, Parker Conley and Emmy Conley of College Station and Jesse Dixon of Salado, Texas. Survivors also include Carl Morris of Salado, his best friend and Tricia Jones of Temple, “the love of his life.”

Memorials may be made to the Temple Humane Society, Temple, Texas.