John Henry Scott was born in Angleton, TX in 1949 and is the middle brother of five siblings.
He graduated from Angleton HS in 1967 and played sports (basketball, football) and went to Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, TX for two years until leaving to attend Texas Southern University for 18 months. And then left for a great job...
He worked in the petroleum industry as a quality control inspector at WKM/ACF Industries from 1972-1987. Then, he joined Phillips 66 as an Operator for 23 years until retiring in February 2010.
He enjoys fishing, church, mowing the yard (with a push mower!) and horses and his family and grand/god children.
His first marriage to Romie Brown ended in divorce and produced John Scott Jr.
He was married to Diane from 1997 until his death.
He passed at his home in hospice care after complications from stroke.
OBITUARY Published Graveside service for John Henry Scott, 71, of Angleton (Bailey's Prairie), Texas will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Angleton Cemetery, 328 Cemetery Road, Angleton, Texas 77515 with Rev. C. E. Richardson, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at E. Viola & Son Funeral Home in West Columbia.
John graduated from Angleton High School in 1967. He attended Huston-Tillotson University.
John worked for WKM for 15 years and later was employed by Chevron Phillips where he retired after 22 years.
John was a traveling man, he loved helping others and mowing was one of his greatest pastimes. He later met Pastor C. E. Richardson, Jr. who introduced him to fishing.
John Henry was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church. He was a diligent worker at Heart of Christ, Church of God of Prophecy and FMBC of West Columbia. He was ordained as a deacon February 8, 2004 and later accepted his calling into the ministry January 9, 2009.
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, John Henry passed from this earthly life at his residence. He is preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Robert A. Scott, Jr.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 23 years, Venita Diane, his biological son, John Henry Scott, Jr. and his bonus children Patrick Tolbert, Danielle Tolbert-Perry (Damion), Danita Tolbert, and Benita Rich (William). His bonus family C. E. Jr. and Angeline Richardson. His grandchildren Corey D. Williams, Jaylin C. J. Tolbert, John H. Scott, III, Maya A. Scott, Noah A. Scott, Bailee D. Rich and Briana D. Rich. His Godsons Charles Richardson, III, C’Angelo Richardson, and Rev. Chase Maxwell Richardson. His siblings Alice Jonas, Mary Ann Scott, Jo Ann Wilson (Rubin) General Scott. His special cousin La Faye Lightener and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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