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Father Scott with Bird Family

By: WSAZ News Channel 3 Email
By: WSAZ News Channel 3 Email

He's center stage for the funeral of Lady Bird Johnson.

Father Bob Scott is a familiar face to Marshall University.

Even if you weren't around at the time of Marshall plane crash you may recognize him.

Father Scott worked on campus at the time of the crash and became team chaplain for the Young Thundering Herd. He was prominently featured in the movie "Ashes to Glory."

When the former first lady died the other day, Father Scott was with the family by her side.

“I said to the people, because it was very evident that Lady Bird was very near death and so, I said let's say some prayers and especially, let's welcome, give her a welcome into heaven from all the saints in heaven,” former MU Chaplain Father Scott said, “All the saints, whether they're Old Testament or New Testament saints.”

Lady Bird Johnson's daughter, Luci, attends father Scott's church in Austin, Texas. Services for the former first lady are scheduled for Friday through Sunday.

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