In a crowded room, Scotts’ laugh could be heard above all the rest. From the various stages which he stood upon, he made hundreds laugh with his impeccable comedic timing. Even in more intimate settings, his humor was flawless, and his delivery vibrant. He truly wanted those who surrounded him to be entertained, enlightened and enriched. Backstage, however, he was daily forced to wage war against the dark shadows of his own depression. The fight against despair often required all the energy he could give, and eventually, it demanded more.
Scott Porter Staggers was born on April 27, 1975. In 1986 Scott’s father, Grady O. Staggers began attending Cypress Valley Bible Church with his sons. That year, as a boy of eleven, Scott first heard the gospel and believed in Jesus Christ for everlasting life. That life remains with him even today.
After graduating from Marshall High school in 1992, Scott pursued and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Texas A&M in 1996. As an alumnus, his love for Aggie football was no less loud from his living room than it had been when he attended games at Kyle Field Stadium in Aggie country.
In his early 20’s Scott made the decision to go public with his faith. He was baptized on June 7, 1998. While he lived in Marshall, he remained very active at Cypress Valley Bible Church, by sharing his acting talent with the congregation and studying the Bible.
He worked at Staggers Oil Co. until 2001, after which he decided to pursue an acting career. That passion lead him first to Austin TX and then Los Angeles where he landed various roles. From staggering zombies to civil war soldiers, his film credits demonstrate his impressive range as a professional actor. After years of California sun, and the Hollywood lights, he was drawn back to Texas by something even more bright.
Leaving his acting career behind, he married Sarah Staggers (Goodding) in 2009. Once again, showing his versatility, he started a family, built a business, and nurtured an ever improving golf game. In 2015, Sarah and Scott moved from Austin to Belton, TX. That’s where his daughter and only child, Charlotte Rose Staggers was born on October 7th, 2016. Since her birth, He had been learning to play guitar and would often sing to his young daughter and loving wife. No longer performing for crowds, he had traded in the spotlight to share his love and talents with an infinitely more adoring audience.
For the love of his wife and daughter, he fought hard to be the man they needed him to be. His charisma was palpable to any room he chose to entertain. His love was genuine toward everyone on whom he chose to bestow it. His charm was valiant to all those who were close enough to experience his warmth. The memories of his compassion will live on for a lifetime in those who loved him.
Scott had an enviable life. He had a prospering career, enjoyed the love of a committed wife, and basked in the laughter of his infant daughter. Yet, he decided to leave it all behind.
On April 16, 2017, Scott took his own life. In death, he has now experienced life in Christ.
Jesus, Scott’s savior, once said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
Though he lost his war against depression, he found the victory of eternal life in Jesus. The family will miss him, and remember him fondly until they are reunited once again.
Scott was proceeded in death by his father, Grady O. Staggers; his grandparents Frank & Marie Bowers, and Melvin M. & Lucille Staggers.
He is survived by his wife and daughter Sarah & Charlotte; his mother and step father Boots & Charles Oliphint; his parents-in-laws John & Cindy Goodding; his brother Morgan Staggers; his brother’s family Cal, Becky & William Grady Staggers; his step-siblings Karen Oliphint, Janey Flannagan, Ryan Grant, & Rory Grant; his brother in law Micah Goodding; his brother in law, sister in law and niece Lucas, Kristah, & Eily Kitchen; his cousins Allen & Cheryl Staggers, and Fort Staggers; and a large extended family.
The memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm at Cypress Valley Bible Church in Marshall, TX. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cypress Valley Bible Church children’s ministry, or 289 Design through Cypress Valley Bible Church.
I loved Scott dearly, I'm so sorry for the family's loss. I will always keep the fond unique memories. Condolences
Sarah LammonsShreveport, LA
My deepest sympathy to Sarah and Charlotte, Boots, and all of Scott's family and friends. I pray for your strength and courage as you honor and remember Scott. With care and prayers,
Liz OliphintKaty, TX
His light will be missed by so many. Sending love to all his family. God bless and keep you, Scott.
Vickie IvesMarshall, TX
We were next door neighbors for a while in Marshall, and send loving sympathy to Boots, Sarah, and all those who loved and will sadly miss this young man.
Lee and John Chapman and family.
Lee and John ChapmanSugarland, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your comfort in this hard time.
Deb and Don germainWessington, SD
Our heart felt sympathy for all Scott's family. We are thinking of you and praying that the Holy Spirit will give you comfort and that your memories of Scott will bring you peace.
Sam and Sandi Harris
Sandi and Sam HarrisAustin, TX
My friendship with Scott began at age five while playing T-Ball for the Twins (Boots was the coach). You were always one of my dearest friends growing up. I hate that I lost touch with you after high school. It seems as we begin to become adults and choose our own paths, for some reason we disconnect. Honestly some of my fondest memories growing up involve you. I am truly honored to have called you friend and am crushed to hear of your passing. I can only hope to hug you and see your infectious smile again in Heaven one day. My sincerest condolences to your wife and your sweet daughter.
Tony GlantonMarshall, TX
Scott - you are (and I won't say were) an amazing individual. From high school theatre to outside of the classroom, you are truly a class act. Thank you for reconnecting with me every now and then and thank you for being a light for not only others, but for me as well. Rest In Paradise, good friend. Sending love and light to you and your family.
Jerod WilliamsLos Angeles, CA
I'll never forget your laughter and the fun times we all used to have. You were such a great friend and I am broken hearted to hear this. My thoughts are with everyone as they process this tremendous loss. Miss you, my friend.
Melissa Heath OneyMarshall, TX
Scott was a classmate and a childhood friend. I spent several nights in Duncan Addition where he lived as a child .I remember I looked at Scott as being one of the coolest friends ever we didnt play nintendo and all that stuff he had a building full of regular size arcade games and me being 9 or 10 years old I just thought that was the coolest place to be. Although I havent seen or talked to Scott since highschool this is still extremely sad because Scott was one hell of a guy that everyone always liked being around. Prayers are being sent to Scotts family and friends. Im so sorry for yalls/our loss.
RIP SCOTT STAGGERS
Scott AndrewsMarshall, TX
We will miss you dearly until we are reunited again dear friend.
Jeff and Sara TollefsrudAustin, TX
Scott, my heart is breaking. I had no idea you were in such pain. I will always remember you as bright, personable, intelligent, and extremely talented. God give you solace and comfort your wife and little daughter and all of your family. Rest In Peace my friend.
Susan WiseJefferson, TX
My heart is broken. I watched Scott grow up, and he spent many hours in our home with my son, Blake. Birthday parties, sleep overs and play dates were many. He was one of the Duncan Addition kids. Always polite and mannerly, he was a favorite friend and visitor. He was a beautiful, loving Christian soul. My heart aches for his family, and I will be praying for them in the months ahead. I'm so happy that I knew and loved Scott Staggers.
Joyce HammersMarshall, TX
Scott and I were fast friends from early 3rd grade . We played on many youth soccer teams together with his wonderful mom "Boots" as our guide/coach
I loved Scott as a childhood friend and also had the privilege of reconnecting with him at Texas ATM when we were older. His struggle in this world is over and knowing that his faith in Jesus Christ was apart of his life leaves this old friend thankful. Glad to know you Scott!!
Rob turnerTomball, TX
So sorry for your loss. He was a truly nice man. Mary Aguilar . Lorena ISD.
I went to high school with Scott and was in theatre with him. When I think of him I immediately think of his huge smile and remember the fun times we had "rolling" each other's houses. Sincere condolences to everyone. I know he will be missed.
Dawn Edwards HarrisDallas, TX
My deepest sympathy go out to Sarah and her daughter along with the rest of her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann olsonSt paul, MN
My sincere condolences during this most difficult time. i had the pleasure of doing business with Scott over the last few months. He was always a pleasure to work with and a very super friendly sweet man. Rest In Peace Mr. Scott Staggers
Kristi FullerLorena, TX
We are praying for you. Our hearts are hurting for you. We love you.
Larry and Laurie KitchenKilgore, TX