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1932 John 2022

John L. Scott

August 9, 1932 — July 16, 2022

According to his birth certificate, John was born in the stick of Birchwood, Tennessee, on August 9, 1932. He was born the second son of Frank and Cora Scott. Otherwise, he was born the day before-at least if the declared testimony of his older brother, Howard, was to be believed. John was only too happy to celebrate both of his birthdays. At the same time, he used the official birth date for all legal purposes, since it is suspected that Howard, who was only five when John was born, might not have had all the facts. Then again, at this point, no one can be sure. There were at least three things that John was known for: repairing appliances, playing the guitar and doting on the light of his ife, his dear wife, Betty. John was in business as a noted appliance repairman since January of 1967. He was known as "Honest John" and if he couldn't fix it, then it couldn't be fixed. John was also recognized as a skillful guitar player, and he has shared his musical ability with churches all over the area. He especially loved playing the Red Back hymns. When John joined in the music, it went to a higher level. He used to smile and say, "When I play, I put some boogie in it." In February of this year, John lost his beloved Betty. Married on Christmas day, 1955, they had been married nearly 67 years. It was just about impossible to think of of them without thinking of the other. While John would have never been mistaken for a theologian, there was no doubt at all that he was a sincere Christian. He had absolutely no doubt that Jesus would save, heal, deliver, restore and perform miracles. John did not fear death in the least, for he could join with the Apostle Paul in saying, "I now whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." 2Timothy 1:12. It is only fitting that he should so soon follow his Betty to the next life, for they would not have wanted to be apart for long. So it was in God's good time, John went from the grinding poverty of his childhood to someone rich in good works, rich in faith and rich in the blessings of the Lord. Farewell, dearest John. We look forward to seeing you again. John was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Cora Scott; brothers Howard Scott, Pete Scott and Jack Dailey; sister-in-law Clara Belle Scott; nephew Kaleb Keefer. Left behind to cherish his memory are his remaining brother Eddie Scott (Dianna); sister Mary Dailey; sister-in-law Kathy Scott and a number of nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. The family will hold a private graveside service. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Scott family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com. Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
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