JACKSONVILLE- John “Big John” Scott, 59, died on December 22 due to complications resulting from COVID-19.
Born on December 24, 1960, he was just shy of his 60th birthday when he died. He was an avid motorcyclist with a passion for classic vehicles, guitars, and a cold beer. He was a carpenter by trade, though he had retired in recent years due to a worksite injury. He was currently living in Jacksonville but had also lived in different parts of Vermont and Massachusetts throughout his life.
The reason for his nickname of “Big John” was obvious- he looked big and tough. But anyone who knew him would say that underneath his tough exterior, he had a huge heart of gold and would go out of his way to help anyone in any way he could. Big John was really just a big softie who loved animals, especially dogs, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a great son, brother, friend, uncle, and so much more.
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his mother Janet (Erikson) Scott. He leaves behind his father Ronald Scott; his partner Barbara Cheda, of Plainfield, MA; his brother Todd Scott and his wife Bonnie Scott, of Easthampton, MA, and his brother Eric Scott and his wife Caitlyn Scott, of Seattle, WA. He also leaves behind nieces Samantha Scott, of Easthampton, MA, and Monica Martinez, of Seattle, WA; and nephews Reilly Scott, of Seattle, WA, Keanu Martinez, of Seattle, WA, and Jordan Martinez of Seattle, WA; as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.
There will be no calling hours or funeral for the time being. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, once it is safe to do so.