Rev. Jack M. Scott Sr.

Mar 08, 2017

A Godly Man

CANTON — Rev. Jack Millard Scott Sr., 88, of the North Hominy community, passed away on his birthday, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Autumn Care of Waynesville.

A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Rev. Irvin Washington and Maude Roberts Scott. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Jack Millard Scott Jr.; four brothers, Carroll, Jerome, Bobby and Burder Scott; two sisters, Maryland and Juanita Worley.

The Rev. Scott was a veteran of the United States Army who served during the Korean Conflict as a corporal in the Military Police. He was employed with Champion International. In 54 years in the ministry, the Rev. Scott pastored four churches, Beaverdam Baptist, Long Branch Baptist, Burnette Siding Baptist, and Laurel Grove Baptist, and was a member of Canton First Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Lois Carver Scott; a daughter, Janet Burke and her husband, Jimmy; a son, Jeffrey Scott, all of Canton; a twin sister, Jean Scott Cole; three grandsons, Brandon Allen and his wife, Mandy, Blake Scott and his wife, Lacie; and Aaron Burke; four great-grandchildren, Dakota and Joseph Scott and Avery and Eli Allen.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Canton First Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Worley, Billy Ferguson and Phillip Wyatt officiating.  Burial will follow at Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

Memorials may be made to Gideon International Haywood East Camp, P.O. Box 1204, Canton, NC 28716.

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