Johnny Roy Scott, 72


Mr. Johnny Roy Scott, age 72, beloved husband of the late June Beasley Scott of the Beasley Hill Community, joined her on Wednesday evening, August 24, 2022, while a patient at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. Funeral services were conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday, August 27, in the Williams Chapel of Sammons Funeral Home with Reverend Allen Green and Pastor Josh Woods officiating. Mr. Johnny Roy was laid to rest beside his wife in the Beasley Family Cemetery on Corsey Grove Way in Soperton. His family received friends on Saturday, August 28, at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Following the service, a meal was provided at Hebron Holiness Church.

Serving as pallbearers were David Beasley, Evans Lanford, David Beasley Jr., Blake Harrielson, Brandon Lanford, James “Buddy” Ipock and Jeremy Lanford. The members of Hebron Holiness Church served as honorary pallbearers.

Born in Wayne County, Screven, Georgia, he was the eldest of five children born to the late James Roy Scott and Zelma Ree Beasley Scott. He was a lifelong resident of Treutlen County, where he attended Soperton High School and was a member of the football team. In September of 1967, he married childhood friend, Dorothy June Beasley and they began a fifty-three-year journey of love and commitment to each other and to their Lord. Mr. Johnny Roy was a man of many talents and skill sets. He worked as a Carpenter and Cabinet Maker, a Mechanic with Royal Sullivan in Tarrytown, served as the Transportation Coordinator for the Heart of Georgia Community Action Agency in Dublin as well as time spent with Zeigler Paint in Dublin. He was a lifelong musician; picking up his first instrument at the age of eight years old. He played the bass, fiddle, banjo and rhythm guitar. He and Sister June played and sang gospel music for many years, not only at their home church but also other church home comings and special church events; as well as being regular invitees at the, Saturday night, Coastal Georgia Oprey in Woodbine, Georgia.

Throughout their over fifty-three years together, they had been affiliated with several local fellowships to include the Four Square Pentecostal Holiness Church, Harvest Time Church at Beasley Hill Place, Soperton Holiness Church, Holy Church of God in Soperton and the Hebron Holiness Church, on Hwy 15, for the past twelve years. He was not ashamed of his faith and was quick to share his belief in God and the power of prayer. In his earlier years Mr. Johnny Roy had been an avid coon hunter.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Scott is preceded in death by his paternal great grandparents, William T. and Sarah Butler Scott; paternal grandparents, James Bartow Scott and Hattie Lou Willis Scott; maternal grandparents, John Thomas and Frankie Etta Hutcheson Beasley; his loving wife, Dorothy June Beasley Scott (who passed away thirteen months ago); daughter, Dorothy Janene Scott Stevens (Terry); infant son, Steven Roy Scott; and brother, Jimmy Scott.

Mr. Johnny Roy leaves behind his and Sister June’s two daughters, Bonnie Holt (Lee) of Dublin; Amanda LaPoint (Patrick) of Soperton; hree sisters, Joanne McGhee (Mitchell) of Arab, AL, Joyce Toler (Kenneth) of Dublin, and Jean Scott of Soperton; grandchildren, Justin Rigby, Gregory Rigby, Hannah Holt Bridges (Tyler), Lane Holt, Aaron Lapoint, Laurie June Simpson (Kevin), Augustus Lapoint, Kenny Roy Scott, T. J. Stevens and Blake Fisher (Kristen); great-grandchildren, Colton, Cason, McKassey, Kaydence, Kenlee, and Parker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sammons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.