Scott C. Bayless, 71, US Army veteran, retired LEO, Hostyn, TX, 08 JAN 2022

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    Confirmed Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the funeral and interment services for Mr. Scott Curtis Bayless.  Mr. Bayless served in the US Army from 1970 to 1976, leaving the service as a Sergeant.  He then embarked on a carrier in law enforcement, graduating from the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy.  He was employed as a Texas State Trooper retiring on January 1, 2000 with 30 years of service.

    More about his life can be read here:

    Date/Time: Saturday, 08 January 2022.  Funeral service at 10 am.

    Location: Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 936 FM2436, La Grange, TX 78945.  The church is actually in Hoyston, a few minutes SW of La Grange.

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    8:45 – 9:20 am – Staging
    9:20 am – Briefing
    9:30 am – Flag line

    Wx: High 75 deg F, 60% chance of rain in the morning.

    Notes: Check the weather, cage it conditions warrant  After the start of the funeral service we will strike the flag line and relocate to the adjacent cemetery where we will form a second flag line for the interment service.

    Ride Captain: Soup Campbell,, (512) 925-2104

    Flag Wrangler: Nicki Campbell

    Please attend to honor this soldier and trooper’s long service to his country and community.


    Mission Complete. 5 PGR members stood the flag line on this foggy, damp day to honor this hero, a dedicated Army Paratrooper and subsequent Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper. Nicki arrived early and placed flags at key locations throughout the grounds. Soup met with the funeral director, who was exceptionally helpful and introduced him to Mrs Bayless who expressed her profound appreciation for our participation. Thank you to our own Burt Carter, a high school classmate and good friend of Mr. Bayless, for sharing some memories of growing up with Scott. It was a short walk from the entrance where the flag line was posted for the funeral to the site of the burial service at the entrance to the cemetery. Mr. Bayless’ son walked the flag line after the burial ceremony to thank each one for being there. The Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church was located atop a hill from where you could see for miles if not for the fog. It was a great privilege to honor Sgt. Bayless at this beautiful and historic site in Hostyn,Texas. RIP Sgt Bayless.
    Soup Campbell, Ride Captain

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