J.W. Scott, age 77, of Rome passed away on Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014 in a Rome hospital.
Mr. Scott was born in Cherokee County, AL, on April 26, 1936, the son of the late Ida Dodd and Cliff Scott and was raised by his Grandparents, the late Leon and Marion Dodd. For a number of years he was a Police Officer with the Rome City Police Department, then with the Floyd County Police Department, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Scott was named Warden of the Floyd County Prison for over 20 years, retiring in 2000. He was also an entrepreneur, having owned a Used Car Sales and was owner and operator of Porky Pig Bar-B-Q restaurant for a number of years. Mr. Scott was a member of the Cherokee Masonic Lodge #66 F&AM, the Georgia Peace Officers Association, the Georgia Prison Wardens Association, The Farm Bureau, and was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed gardening, giving his fruits and vegetables to friends and neighbors, and loved tinkering with tractors.
Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Patsy Beard Scott, to whom he was married on June 26, 1954; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Abby Scott of Dalton, GA; two grandchildren, Harrison Scott and Taylor Scott; two half-brothers, Larry Parker of Adairsville, and Ronnie Parker of Rome; two aunts, Sarah Barfield and Louise Cheatwood. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Scott will be held on Saturday afternoon, April 26, 2014 at 11 o'clock in the Parkview Chapel of Fred Talley's Funeral Home with the Reverend Matt Evans and Judge Robert Walthers officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot of Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Scott will remain at Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel where the family will receive friends this (Friday) April 25, 2014 from 5 until 8 o'clock. At other hour they will be at the residence.
Pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 10:30 a.m. and include Ranford Wright, Glen Harper, Michael Dodd, Frank Dodd, Leon Dodd, Tim Burkhalter, George Lemming and Tommy Welch.
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The staff of Fred Talley's Parkview Chapel Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of J.W. Scott.