John Watson Scott

July 07, 1933 ‒ January 04, 2016

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Lewis Center, Ohio

John Watson Scott, formerly of Lewis Center, Ohio, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon January 4, 2016 at Edgewood Manor in Westerville, Ohio, with Irena by his side.

He was born on July 7, 1933, in Woodland Mississippi to the late Robert Fulton Scott (circuit clerk in Houston County) and Sarah Watson Scott (Licensed Practical Nurse).

John graduated from Houston High School where he played football and baseball. He served his country as an airman first class in the United States Air Force. He attended Itawamba College and then Mississippi College, where he attained his B. S. degree with majors in chemistry and algebra. He worked at the Nevada Test Site in Area 51/Groom Lake, watched some of the first atomic bomb tests, and had a Q clearance. He lived in Mercury and then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked for Reynolds Electrical and Engineering, and then at the Nevada Power Company as a computer programmer. He was later Director of Data Processing for Tioga County, New York, and after that a systems analyst at Columbia Gas in Ohio.

John was a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer, loved cats (and cared well for many), animals, football, sports, belonged to tennis and athletic clubs in Columbus, and attended the Methodist Church.

John married Irena McCammon on December 6, 1969. He is also survived by a daughter Rosa Scott; sister-in-laws Carol Scott and Sue McCammon (Robert) Postle; brother-in-law John (Barb) McCammon; nieces and nephews Rick (Kathy) Scott, Steve (Rosie) Scott, Julie Scott, Jennifer (Clark) Huffman, David (Erica) Postle and Andrew (Amanda) Postle and great nieces and nephews and he will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his brother William Scott (Wm. F. Scott & Company) and nephew David (Gwen) Scott.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday January 9, 2016 at the Africa Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio. Military honors will be conducted at graveside by members of the United States Air Force.

Contributions in John’s memory may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • John was a wonderful person and there is no way I could ever repay him for all he did for me.