Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Gunnison. Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery in Gunnison with Pastor Ricky Carter officiating. Byas Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be one hour before the funeral service.
He is survived by his wife, Ersie B. Scott; children, Bobbie, Carrie, Shirley, Mary, John Jr., Elvis, Freddie, Calvin, Frederick, Gregory, Darcy, and Jokomis; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.