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John Scott, III (Veteran)

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Mr. John M. Scott, III, age 63 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at his home.
He was born November 21, 1946, in Johnson City, Tenn., the son of John M. Jr. and Mary H. Jackson. He was married on June 10, 1972, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Brenda K. Putnam. A resident of the Jefferson City area for the past 38 years, John was a 1965 graduate of Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tenn. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 until 1971. John was employed with Loast and Stanley Consulting Engineers in Kingsport, Tenn., Nuclear Fuel Service in Erwin, Tenn., North Electric Company in Galion, Ohio. In Jefferson City, he was employed with Capital City Telephone, United Telephone, Sprint, and Embarq until his retirement in November, 2007. He was a member of the Leesburg Presbyterian Church in Leesburg, Tenn., a member of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Community Relations Team, the Political Action Committee, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and he supported numerous other charitable organizations. John enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and taking care of others. Survivors include: his wife of 38 years, Brenda Scott; two sons, John M. Scott, IV and his wife Cindy of Monroe, N.C. and Travers P. Scott and his wife Candace of Holts Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Janisha D. Warnert and her husband Scott of Johnson City, Tenn., and Melissa R. Hartness and her husband Tim of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Patricia A. MacLean and her husband Dr. Stuart of Indian Trail, N.C.; one brother, James Michael Scott of Johnson City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jeremy Aldridge, Tristan, Melissa, and Jessica Warnert, Tyler, Kaitlyn and Krista Scott, Kaylie Morgan Hartness and Joseph Michael Hartness, and Theryn Olivia Scott; two sisters-in-law, Glenda Putnam and Gayle Ortmeyer of Jefferson City, Mo.; a former sister-in-law, Carol Scott of Johnson City, Tenn.; one great-grandchild and three step-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father and mother-in law, Ray and Ruby Hilgert Putnam. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A celebration of life will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 20, 2010, in the Freeman Chapel with military honors following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice Compassus of Jefferson City or the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com

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