John was born March, 31, 1944 in Washington D. C to Lucius Keene and Elizabeth Moore Scott. He was raised in Coronado, CA and moved to Littleton, NC in 1959. He graduated from Fishburne Military Academy in 1962 and the United States Naval Academy in 1967. He served three tours in Viet Nam. He earned his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School in 1974 and was in business in the paper and chemical industries until his retirement. He married Heather Harmison on May 26, 1991 and they lived in Chapel Hill for 20 years.
John is survived by his sister, Helen Scott Taliaferro, and her husband, Drake ,of Atlanta, two nieces and one nephew, Elizabeth Clauson, Leigh Cooper and Scott Taliaferro, all of Atlanta and his former wife, Heather Scott, of Chapel Hill.
A Memorial gathering is being planned for Chapel Hill on March 29 or 30, 2014. Details will be available at www.cremationsocietync.com. Interment will be April 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Columbarium at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Memorial donations may be made to Durham VA Medical Center, Home Health Care, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705, Attn: Ivey Chavis, LCSW, or www.Durham.va.gov or Paws4Ever, 6311 Nicks Road, Mebane, NC 27302 or www.Paws4Ever.org.