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Scott Playter

October 29, 1958 - December 26, 2020

Richard Scott Playter of McKinney, Texas, passed beyond on December 26, 2020 at the age of 62. He was born on October 29, 1958, to Richard A. Playter and Annette (Fagnant) Playter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Scott married Renee Rucker on July 7, 2005 beneath a disco ball, a true representation of Scott’s energy.

Scott is survived by his wife, Renee Rucker (Playter) of McKinney, Texas; stepson, Rhett Eshleman and wife, Sara,  and grandson, Kayson of Grant, Florida; stepson, Reid Eshleman and wife, Amanda, and granddaughters, Aston and Henly of Anna, Texas; sister-in-law, Robin Swanson and husband, Mark, niece, Laine and nephew, Jake of Frisco, Texas; in-laws, Marcus and Judy, Lewisville, Texas; Michele Hill and husband, Barney of Houston, Texas; niece, Julie and husband, Danny, along with great nephew, Buster; nephew, Chris and wife, Ally.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Annette and Richard A. Playter, whom he cared for since 2016. He enjoyed quality time with his father (aka Captain), a resident of Caruth Haven Court. Scott and Captain played bingo several times a week resulting in a large stash of candy.

Rhett and Reid became his first experience at parenting. He embraced it with compassion and love and his role expanded to “Poppy” with the birth of his granddaughter Aston Renee. He found true joy as his new family was created and grew.

Scott had a very cool and quirky vibe along with a caring and sweet spirit. He loved most genres of music, attending as many concerts as possible with friends and family. He spent generous sums of money so that Renee could see Cher from Vegas to Dallas. His Harley-Davidson bike was parked in the middle of the Deep Ellum loft he shared with Renee along with his beloved mannequin. His favorite shirt was his mechanic-style “Dr. Evil” which was always a sign that he was prepared to have fun!

Traveling to New Orleans was part of his DNA. His visits consisted of roaming the French Quarter, grenade in hand, and enjoying dinner at Commander’s Palace, a special place from his childhood.  He traveled to Europe on multiple guy trips and all over the world with Renee.

Scott enjoyed years of playing fantasy football and baseball. As an avid reader, he researched every player in preparation for the draft and game day. Excel and he had a great bond as he could create the most complex worksheets, from athlete stats to comprehensive budget plans. He took full advantage of being an IT guy.

Scott’s intellect, wit and sense of humor will truly be missed, even though he was often told by his wife “That’s not appropriate!” (although that was usually what he was going for!).

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. On behalf of his family, we understand the nature of the world with Covid concerns and that not everyone will be comfortable celebrating his life in person. However, if you are comfortable, please honor his fun spirit by wearing a jersey, a concert t-shirt, or anything quirky he would have admired. A reception following the service will not be held at this time due to safe-distancing concerns. A plan to celebrate safely for his birthday in October is being considered at this time.

In support of our local, state, and federal governments including CDC directives, and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the memorial service.  However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Scott and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

The service will also be live streamed at on Scott’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation at

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Renee, I was deeply saddened on hearing about Scott’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Jayne Myhre Jayne Myhre , January 17, 2021 Renee - sorry that I was not able to attend Scott’s memorial service in person but I did watch it online. Like so many others I was so blessed to have known Scott. What a range today from “Sweet Child of Mine” to “Amazing Grace”. Wishing you God’s Blessings to help you through this difficult time in your life. Gary Quam Gary Quam, January 16, 2021 Renee, you have been in my thoughts and prayers! Susanne Kirk, January 16, 2021 Hi Renee, I worked with Scott for several years as a vendor to Envision. He was a great mentor and friend to me. He helped me be a better project manager and understand how to maneuver in corporate America. I loved his honesty and direct approach to addressing challenges. I am sorry he will not get to spend his retirement with you on sunny beaches. I will miss him. Sending love your way. Stacey Silver Teutrine Stacey Silver Teutrine, January 16, 2021 Scott was my manager at Envision. He was an awesome manager and a I enjoyed getting to know him personally. Hard to believe he is gone. He will be missed. Cassandra Gilbert, January 16, 2021 Scott was a good man. I will miss our weekday trips to the Café at work and the discussions about the workplace. He will be missed. Tom Crosby, January 16, 2021 I had the pleasure of working with Scott at 3 different companies dating back to the late 90’s through 2016. He was a great boss, very supportive and very generous. He always brought something back for his team when he would go on a trip. I still have those items, one being a Christmas ornament which was bittersweet this year when taking down the decorations. RIP Scott. You left us way too soon. Stephanie Rasmussen, January 16, 2021 Rest in Peace Raj Nadam, January 16, 2021 Scott was an exceptional work colleague and friend to those he worked with. Always in a good mood, positive and very professional. He really had a way with people and made a positive impact on those he worked with. Scott was both a valued colleague and a true friend. His work made a positive impact on the organization’s ability to connect clinicians with our hospital partners to deliver care to patients in need. Scott connected with that purpose and it was demonstrated in the strong work product and dedication he demonstrated daily. Our condolences to his family for his loss. His absence will be felt and we are all thankful for the opportunity to have worked with him. Kristin Darby, January 16, 2021 Renee - Unfortunately we did not get to see each other often (KISS concert, New Year’s, etc.), but whenever we did, Scott would always excitedly tell me what the two of you had been doing. He would also share news about the boys. He loved his family and definitely knew he was blessed. Lori Morgan, January 16, 2021 Renee could not have had a better husband than Scott. He was a good dad to his boys, a loving Poppy to his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. I was able to often see Scott's loving and compassionate character any time he was with his dad. There was never a time Scott wasn't there for him. Scott was an incredibly kind man even in situations where most would lose their cool, he remained kind. He always took the high road. Knowing Scott has been a blessing and his absence will hurt. He made me feel a part of the family. He just left us too soon. Perhaps Captain needed pickles, Energy drink or more pens and Scott was the ONLY one who bought the right kind. Losing two loved ones in three weeks is just heart breaking. Knowing they are together makes this a little easier to take. My sincere sympathy to Renee and family now and in the years ahead. Scott will be sorely missed. Diane Cannon, January 13, 2021 Dear Renee, My heart was broken when I heard the news. I'm so very sorry and am thinking about you. Love, Andrea Andrea Cockrell, January 12, 2021 My condolences to the family on the untimely loss of Scott. He always used to talk to us about his weekly dinners with his Dad, I can tell he dearly loved his Dad. He was very dedicated to his work and worked hard. When he came back after his initial hospitalization, he dived right back into work immediately and was working harder to catch up on projects. I used to have at least two meetings a day with Scott on a regular basis, will miss him. My prayers are with the family. Joey Sebastian
Joey Sebastian, January 11, 2021
Dear Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for you and your family during this difficult time. Robin Garcia, January 10, 2021 My prayers are with sweet Renee and her family. I was blessed to know such a loving couple. Scott will be missed greatly. Kim Fulkerson Kimberly Fulkerson, January 10, 2021 My condolences to the family. I began my journey with Scott when he hired me at Senior Care Centers. He was always kind and like to crack jokes. He was a great boss! Jessica Ford, January 9, 2021 Dear Renee, I'm so very sory to hear this. Too much sorrow! Your kind words were such a comfort when Patrick died, I hope mine can bring some bring some comfort to you. Laura Hartronft, January 8, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I always admired how awesome and detailed Scott's notes were. Wish we had more time to work together. Scott's memories will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Simi Merchant, January 8, 2021 I worked with Scott briefly at Davita RX. He was a pleasure to work with and will be greatly missed. My condolences to his entire family and friends. I recently lost my father last year and these words at Revelation 21:3,4 brings me great comfort. Valerie, January 8, 2021 Renee My heart is breaking for you. I did not know Scott, but I know if you chose him and he chose you he had to be one of the best. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Love, Sandra Meridith Sandra Meridith, January 7, 2021 Standing with you, sweet Renee. My heart grieves along side you. Know that you are in His Hands. Jan Dillow, January 7, 2021 Love to you and family, Renee. So very sorry for your loss. Barbara Lange, January 7, 2021 Renee - I never met your love but remember a couple of stories you shared with me when you worked at our school. He definitely matched your spirit. I am deeply sorry for the loss of such a fun, loving man who obviously adored being your husband. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Lewellen-Seal, January 7, 2021 I am so sorry sweet friend. I am sending hugs and prayers. Angela Stewart, January 7, 2021 Renee, I am so very sorry for your loss! We are praying so much for you and your family during this time! May the Lord comfort and keep you. Emily Hollingsworth Bolton, January 7, 2021 Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Emelia Emelia Ahmed , January 7, 2021 Renee and boys, I know how much joy and laughter Scott brought to your lives. Even though I only met him once and enjoyed an evening out, it was enough to capture his loving and fun spirit. Renee I am so sorry. He truly loved you and I know you are missing him so much. Sending you all of my thoughts and prayers as you are grieving. -Laura Laura Childress, January 7, 2021 Oh Renee. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. I remember working with you at Gulledge and meeting Scott in the early days of your relationship. He definitely made you so happy, that was easy to see. Hugs to you! Katie McCasland, January 7, 2021 Whenever I met Scott I saw a man full of energy and empathy for his friends. You could talk to him about anything, he listened, he honestly said what he thought. He will be missed here in Heidelberg, Germany. My thoughts are with Renee and his family. Goodbye Scott and always: S.E.A.L.s deploy. Your friend Michel Michael Ruf, January 6, 2021 I am truly heartbroken to hear of this news. Scott was truly a unique spirit ! My prayers are with Renee and family. My Scott’s memories rock on! Pam Kirkey, January 6, 2021