Mr. John R. Scott, age 80, of Twin City, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, at his home surrounded by those he loved dearly. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5, at the Chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend George Archer officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, at Tomlinson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Olliff, Randy Olliff, Paul Scott, Ronald Martin, Zack Martin, and Hagan Brown
Mr. Scott was born October 31, 1942, in Emanuel County, to the late Luther Green and Bessie Davis Scott. He was a master craftsman with most of his career spent in construction for over 45 years. John had a knack for working with his hands and could always be found outdoors tinkering with different odds and ends. He had a passion for farming and gardening. John was an avid sugar cane syrup maker of over 25 years. He was a self-taught handyman of many trades and a simple man. John had a love for music and could often be found scrolling through YouTube listening to various classic country music artists, and was known for his witty humor. He was a proud man and had a strong love for his family. Mr. Scott is preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 59 years, Sara Lou Kirkland Scott; siblings, Ruby Clifton, James Scott, Nealy Kirkland, Nellie Boatright, and Shirley Scarboro.
Survivors include his daughters, Sara Ellen White of Twin City and April Scott Hadden (Jimmy) of Lexsy; two granddaughters, Sara Amanda Dennis and Mackayla Autumn Oglesby, both of Twin City; brother, George R. Scott (Carole) of Metter; sister-in-laws, Virginia Kirkland Herndon (Richard) of Twin City and Dollie Kirkland of Swainsboro; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many precious friends.